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Old 10-13-2017, 10:29 PM   #81
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:06 AM   #82
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This crown looks alright to me. They need to get rid of that gap and it would be pretty nice. Even though this building is a turd it is uniquely Boston, but I wont shed a tear when its gone. Its centrally located and the crown seems to be pretty substantial so with this lit up in the center of the skyline it could have a pretty cool effect. The only thing is its pretty short even with this added height so it will kind of drop down to this crown which will diminish its effect a lot. Thats Boston for ya though underwhelming.

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Old 10-16-2017, 04:13 AM   #83
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:15 AM   #84
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:18 PM   #85
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Gonna get overshadowed by 115 Federal, but this is out today as well:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...3-a042ca3a9fe1
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:25 PM   #86
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Gonna get overshadowed by 115 Federal, but this is out today as well:

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January 3, 2018 will not be remembered as a great day for Boston architecture...
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:08 PM   #87
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I think that the crown on the skyline would add some light to an otherwise darkened skyline.

Trying to look on the bright side!

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:13 PM   #88
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Is this the day that I officially give up on Boston? Stay tuned....
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:28 PM   #89
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Boston has a lot of things going for it. Great post WWII architecture is not one of those things.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:41 PM   #90
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This one is OK in my book. Not beautiful, but it wasn't beautiful to start with. The illumination is certainly welcome.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:33 PM   #91
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I feel better about this one now, though I will miss the cantilevers.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:41 PM   #92
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Gonna get overshadowed by 115 Federal, but this is out today as well:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...3-a042ca3a9fe1
There's a major ground floor reconfiguration happening with this. It removes the gigantic car entrance for the hotel and converts it to retail.

And it looks like that rooftop "lantern" tenant amenity will be pretty amazing. I wonder if there will be any public access...
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:55 PM   #93
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I guess a slight yawn, but overall, it's an improvement. Especially the nighttime crown illumination of which Boston desperately needs more of.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:10 PM   #94
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This is a pretty cool project. Not everyday that we see an addition & renovation for a skyscraper.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:37 PM   #96
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We now live in a world where 1 post office square is going to look 100x better than 115 fed.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:58 PM   #97
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An improvement in square footage and energy efficiency to be sure and it's vaguely Midtownish, sort of. But why use Gensler? This is exactly the non-effort CBT or Elkus could have phoned in. Disappointing.

And the lantern is odd. It doesn't integrate with the top, it just looks like something foreign dropped onto the roof.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:19 PM   #98
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Idk I like this a lot. Especially compared to what is there. I think the crown looks cool.

The street level looks very good as well especially vs whats there. If you look at the before and after pic of the car park section of the building vs the garage its a huge upgrade in street level interaction. Its like were getting a brand new building without having to deconstruct whats there. The whole ground floor makes a conscious effort to interact with the street in ways that were not there before. Thats a win.

Is this going to be a public obs deck, or only for tenants? It says tenant feature but not sure if they specifically mean the deck is only for tenants or is a feature tenants can use as well. Id guess tenants only but hopefully not.




Also this crown is going to play pretty nice with the lit crown at the Govt Center Office tower. Cant wait. The more lighting the better.



One more thing is this the only automated car park in Boston?

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:31 PM   #99
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Oh look, another glass box.
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Is this going to be a public obs deck, or only for tenants? It says tenant feature but not sure if they specifically mean the deck is only for tenants or is a feature tenants can use as well. Id guess tenants only but hopefully not.
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