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Old 08-12-2015, 09:39 AM   #41
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Re: 500 Boylston Infill | 500 Boylston St | Back Bay

I love that Berkie is breaking news via development!
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:28 PM   #42
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500 Boylston / 222 Berkeley sold, as is, for $1.3 billion.

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Old 08-13-2015, 02:30 PM   #43
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That had to be in works before all this infill talk, correct?
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:11 PM   #44
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That had to be in works before all this infill talk, correct?
May not have been in the works at the time Blackstone first floated it, but certainly was in the works when they went before the BRA. There are no approvals that would carry over to the new owners. I suppose the new owners might be willing to buy the plans for a pence or two.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:22 PM   #45
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I am secretly releaved the plaza might be staying as is, except it's not a secret because I just wrote I am releaved.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:51 AM   #46
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This plan was done by Boston Property to act as a "sweetener" to their potential (now realized) sale. The new owner now gets to decide if they want to execute the plans ... sit on the plans or redesign.

This ain't a thing yet.

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Old 09-08-2015, 05:53 PM   #47
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It's CBT. This is basically what I expected from them. They are the crate and barrell of architecture.
Davem -- No -- that would be Benjamin Thompson and Associates, at 48 Brattle Street in Cambridge -- the original DR glass box that eventually re-emerged as a Crate & Barrel
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:11 AM   #48
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All I want is for them to put the urns back on top. I never liked the barren plaza and at street level I don't think anyone will really notice the infill facade, as long as something busy and retail goes into the ground floor....and not just another naked marble lobby.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:21 AM   #49
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mods, there are 2 500 boylston infill threads, this being the larger one.

please merge the smaller one into this thread
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:43 AM   #50
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Why should the courtyard have to have “a point”? So we can “activate” the space? More “street level retail”? “Good urbanism?” No. I like the courtyard and the building exactly how it is... and to amend it would ruin it. Count me in as strong opposition to this.
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