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briv 01-13-2010 02:45 AM

Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
Worst New Development Completed in 2009

In the order nominated:

1. Korean Church, Brookline
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99...ean_church.jpg

2. 45 Province Street
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99...ince_dzh22.jpg

3. The Clarendon
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99...sticiero67.jpg

4. One Marina Park Drive
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99...na_park_dr.jpg

Ron Newman 01-13-2010 09:56 AM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
Where did all of the previous awards discussion go?

briv 01-13-2010 10:02 AM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
Ron, I'm getting the polls up and moving things around a little. The rest of the categories should be up--and the nominations threads back--by the end of the day.

unterbau 01-13-2010 10:06 AM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
Do we not have a completed photo of the Korean church?

cden4 01-13-2010 11:27 AM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
Wow I didn't realize there was such much hate for One Marina Park Drive. I actually don't think it's that bad. The ground level interaction is pretty good. Sure the materials leave a lot to be desired, but overall I think it will fit in well.

BarbaricManchurian 01-13-2010 11:52 AM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
They all have good street interaction, but the Clarendon looks the worst.

Ron Newman 01-13-2010 01:28 PM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
the Korean Church has good street interaction?

czsz 01-14-2010 03:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cden4 (Post 92245)
Wow I didn't realize there was such much hate for One Marina Park Drive. I actually don't think it's that bad. The ground level interaction is pretty good. Sure the materials leave a lot to be desired, but overall I think it will fit in well.

Sorry, ground level interaction with what? It has nothing at ground level, and abuts nothing at ground level. From a design perspective its ground level design doesn't mesh with the rest of the building either. I think this thing is a massive fail in just about any way I can think of. I'd rather have another Filene's hole that this oinking fat pig of a building.

found5dollar 01-14-2010 09:04 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by czsz (Post 92334)
Sorry, ground level interaction with what? It has nothing at ground level, and abuts nothing at ground level. From a design perspective its ground level design doesn't mesh with the rest of the building either. I think this thing is a massive fail in just about any way I can think of. I'd rather have another Filene's hole that this oinking fat pig of a building.

wow... i would rather have this building on the Filene's hole. I think that hole is the worst thing in Boston in a long time.

itchy 01-14-2010 10:22 AM

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The hole can be remedied. One Marina Park Drive will be around for decades (at least). For me, it loses on the "hope" question.

BarbaricManchurian 01-14-2010 11:15 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Newman (Post 92254)
the Korean Church has good street interaction?

sort of, it may not be perfect, but it is small and has street-level windows and provides a nice contrast to look at while walking down the street

NJBostonFan 10-03-2010 10:48 PM

Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009
 
I wonder if the Clarendon would look better if Frank Gehry redesigned the exterior, similar to his original design of Beekman Tower, before he slightly revised it. Here's an image: http://www.artadox.com/wp-content/up...reet-tower.jpg


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