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Old 05-23-2012, 09:03 AM   #21
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These date back many years, back to when Menino was trumpeting his great new tallest tower in Winthrop Square....





good god, i think i vomed a little after looking at renderings #2 & 3
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #22
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I like what the North Koreans have done with the West End. Hard to admit Charles River Park is better, and it does give off a Pyongyangish vibe as it is...

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #23
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Grow some balls people.

The Baikonur Cosmodrome is gonna make an awful mess of the Greenway when Menino hosts the next BRA meeting on the International Space Station.

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Old 06-02-2012, 01:33 PM   #24
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Just messing around, I think this is 2 WTC (cut out from a photo here) and it is not to scale.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #25
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Corey wins. That would fit very nicely.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #26
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That is gorgeous!!

I disagree with it being NTS. I think you've scaled it very appropriately.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #27
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2 World Trade has always been my favorite of the bunch. It would look really nice there.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #28
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I have been looking for something like what's in this thread for a loooong time. I always wondered what some buildings would look like if they were transplanted into Boston.

One quick thing, I noticed people seem to think that supertall means build the burj khalifa, and I just wanted to clarify that with this pic....
Edit: I tried posting the image directly, but couldn't make it work. Here's the link....http://www.archdaily.com/197572/the-...kyline_cctbuh/

Supertall is shown at 300m, or around 950', so let's call it 1,000'
For a few new buildings, if we start around1,000' for the first one, and up to 1,500' for future ones, I think, would be good in Boston. We don't need megatall.

That all being said, I too am a big fan of the rendering of Trans National place.

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Of course, Renzo Piano's original rendering of Trans-National Place, which the above are based off of:

Mix it up a bit so it's not JUST glass, and I think we're good. At the very least the first 10 floors need to have a facade that matches the surroundings, similar to what they're envisioning for the TD Garden Towers.


P.S. If anyone feels like adding some more photoshops to this, I sure wouldn't hate it. I'll give it a whirl, but I only have MS paint, so no promises.

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Old 10-19-2016, 05:15 PM   #29
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Looks like it's based off One Beacon St., which I really hate.
I really like how it dwarfs International Place, though. Looks funny.
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Old 12-26-2017, 12:51 AM   #30
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Donno wtf this is but someone made this. Obviously not happening, but came across this so posted it.



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Old 12-26-2017, 08:35 AM   #31
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That building looks like a tower proposed for Seattle that's around 850'.

Of course, besides the FAA, Boston also has weird shadow laws like "no shade on the ocean" which preclude building that tall by the Aquarium. While I find the rendered tower fairly meh, we should be able to get that type of height either near the West End/North Station, or at the parking garage on Dalton. We can only hope somebody will someday have the guts to propose a new tallest at one of those few "last chance" sites we have left!
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:00 PM   #32
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we should be able to get [close to or slightly over 900'] near the West End/North Station...
(please excuse me for adjusting your post regarding height) ....The political fight over this extreme of height would be exceptional.... but IF Mayor Walsh would ever become determined to build.... and it was ok with Cambridge (shadow over a patch of East Cambridge and the Charles will require talking with 'them').....

A lot would have to happen with determined FORCE from City Hall. We've already seen that a project of such magnitude would have to endeavor through a litigious, and nasty process from a fanatical group of citizens opposed (always) to adding height (anywhere). You're near the North End and Beacon Hill; the parlor rooms of old money that runs Boston. You're putting shadow on the Esplanade... You're going to attract a lot of activism and legal action at the State level. We've learned big projects in Boston must survive over the span of multiple cycles, admn's and (developers) with probably only a few possessing the capital to assume such risk.

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...we should be able to get that type of height...... at the parking garage on Dalton....
I don't agree. .....Copley Tower can get done. But development of the Dalton St Garage is unlikely in the extreme for the foreseeable future.... we can rule out nearly all of Back Bay, etc for over ~180m going forward (the Shadow Law includes Copley Sq). We have all these tall mid-rises and low skyscrapers over dense infill set to go. These projects will 'super-urbanize' Boston in remarkable ways, and test infrastructure..... You might see a proposal where planners want to get 400 or 500' with a pnf considerably taller. Height was slashed next to the Garage at Parcel 15 for a project that needs all the height it can get (to pay its way). 2 Charlesgate W isn't very tall and it's getting pushback. It tells us a lot.

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Old 12-26-2017, 11:20 PM   #33
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Parcel 15 looks way better now though.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:29 AM   #34
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Parcel 15 looks way better now though.
It could have looked way better at the original height too.


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Height was slashed next to the Garage at Parcel 15 for a project that needs all the height it can get (to pay its way).
As far as I can tell, they preemptively cut the height when they didn't have to. The same thing happened to the residential at North Station. Heck, both proposals probably could have gone even TALLER than the original renders! Developers should be encouraged to build to demand in sensible places by transit, rather than arbitrarily scaling back their projects and maintaining the housing crisis in the city.

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