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2010 Awards Voting & Discussion Vote for your best and worst of 2010.

View Poll Results: Worst Empty Parcel - Choose One
1. Greenway Ramp Parcels 15 17.65%
2. Former Gaiety Kensington Site 12 14.12%
3. Former Boston Garden Site 26 30.59%
4. Dartmouth & Newbury Lot 4 4.71%
5. Columbus Center Parcels 6 7.06%
6. Hayward Place Lot 4 4.71%
7. Merrimac & Causeway Lot 1 1.18%
8. City Hall Plaza 13 15.29%
9. Fan Pier 4 4.71%
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #21
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I wouldn't want to see the facade of the State Services Building hidden. I've always pictured this as the site of a very successful landscaped park.
Aye, matey.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #22
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I wouldn't want to see the facade of the State Services Building hidden. I've always pictured this as the site of a very successful landscaped park.
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Aye, matey.
I believe Rudolph's masterplan called for hardscape with some sort of geometric pattern derived from the complex's swirling plan, certainly not the chain-link fence enclosing haphazardly parked state vehicles. A few trees and maybe a water-feature would enhance the "inhabited ruin" vibe (think Kurtz's camp in Apocalypse Now). The site's present state is an utter disgrace.
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