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Old 02-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #121
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Who is sticking up for Congress Street Garage?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:21 PM   #122
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I can't see that garage having any redeeming features either. Ditto for Tremont on the Common. The rest of your List 2 are buildings I can accept as part of the urban landscape, though not necessarily love.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:49 AM   #123
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^ Fair enough, though its [few] defenders would tell you that as an object the garage is a brilliant exercise in the use of structural precast --like the Five Cents Savings Bank. That's the end of its list of virtues, though.

Tremont-on-the-Common is junk.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:29 PM   #124
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Park Lane offends me so deeply because it is new and already horrible. Imagine that cheap crap in ten years, twenty...

The other stuff I just think of as a folly of their times, Park Lane is of our times. It's just folly.
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Even the O'Neill, I can imagine some future generation retrofitting to provide street-level storefronts, like the State Transportation Building has. It sort of looks like the designers intended this, but didn't follow through.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:13 PM   #126
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Who has any love for the Hotel Commonwealth?

(And was that a rhetorical question?)
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #127
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I like the fact that it has a bookstore, Symposium Books, in it. More bookstores are always a Good Thing.

Back in the day, I used to frequent a Paperback Booksmith in approximately the same location where Symposium is today.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:09 AM   #128
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For the Hall of Shame, I nominate Quincy's billion dollar redevelopment.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:28 PM   #129
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^^ Worst New Development?

Are they financing the Quincy project with magic beans?
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^ Yeah...I mean Worst New Proposal
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