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Old 12-07-2016, 10:30 AM   #41
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Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

^well said. And just as an anecdotal example, alewife is the type of disjointed development that you get when multiple municipalities have to work together.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:12 PM   #42
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Yeah... That'd be sweeet. However, Chelsea, I would assume would have pretty low height limits, being so near Logan.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:16 PM   #43
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Federal Reserve is 588' and One Financial is 600'.
Wikipedia and Emporis both list The Fed as 614 and One Financial as 590, though it does seem taller.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:21 PM   #44
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So Atlantic Wharf goes from 395' to 436' (unsure where that even came from anymore) and it looks like the actual height is.... 449'!!!!!

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...D=681925&row=3
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:23 PM   #45
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Looks like Liberty Mutual building isn't actually 290', but 335'!!!!!

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...28519752&row=6
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:24 PM   #46
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BU Dorm 331'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...D=492221&row=5
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:25 PM   #47
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The Clarendon 373'

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Old 12-17-2016, 07:26 PM   #48
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Here's a downgrade.... 33 Arch, 455'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...ID=75381&row=4
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:26 PM   #49
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Unsure about this one, but it says that Blackfan in Longwood is 348'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...D=379436&row=1
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:27 PM   #50
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111 Huntington, 564'

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Old 12-17-2016, 08:41 PM   #51
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Avalon Bay at Exeter Street (Back Bay) 336'

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Old 12-17-2016, 08:44 PM   #52
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The Kensington 313'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...48990953&row=6



Avalon Ava Stuart Street (Jacob Wirth's, "zebra" facade) 338'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...2696131&row=11
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:50 PM   #53
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30 Dalton 306'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...2696131&row=11


888 Boylston 307'

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Old 12-17-2016, 08:50 PM   #54
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1 Dalton 756'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...06595301&row=1

With antenna 856'

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Old 12-17-2016, 10:36 PM   #55
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are all those calls accurate?? wtf?
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:02 PM   #56
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are all those calls accurate?? wtf?
They're the highest measurements I could find on the FAA site for each of those buildings.

Unfortunately nothing shows up before the late 90's, because I really wanted to see if the Pregnant building is taller (to the small mech box on top) and especially if Exchange Place is closer to 530'-540' rather than 510'. I also think the Keystone building doesn't factor in the substantial black mech top and is slightly over 400'.
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:03 PM   #57
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A couple Cambridge...

75 Ames Street (giant lab) 299'

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...0104595&row=18

Upcoming residential on Ames Street 286'

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Old 12-18-2016, 11:01 AM   #58
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Odd, that a few hours before i saw your post, i went to the Atlantic Wharf wiki page and updated it to 436'. i'm thinking we need to be careful; that some or many of these heights are accounting for the window washing booms.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:06 PM   #59
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Wikipedia and Emporis both list The Fed as 614 and One Financial as 590, though it does seem taller.

i believe 1 Financial is 600'.... when it was being built, my dad told me he was told by an architect working on the project that it was 600'. we also know the ground is pretty low over there.... i don't know how the 590' number came about.

the theory of the Fed Reserve being much closer to ~590' (also on lowish ground) is loosely confirmed.... i realize someone on this site must have done this before (but, i missed it).

In these drone images, the Fed at 614' is disproven (you can just see a sliver of it behind Dewey Sq). From the optics, there's probably about a 20' defect from 1 Financial to 1 International Pl..... and you see the Preggo meeting them half way at 590' (rising up to the plane with 1 IP/exactly as you'd expect). ....but the Fed Reserve a good 12~15' below ....lending further credibility to 1 Financial being, as near as makes no difference, 600'.


*someone around here might remember Chiofaro telling the BRA that Dewey Square was fine at 600', so IP should also be able to go 'six hundred' or something like that.... then boasting in the Globe a few years later, 'we got IP up just a hair taller....' IP and Dewey Square were a big deal at the time.







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Old 01-12-2017, 09:54 AM   #60
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Those pictures don't show anything useful because the buildings are all different distances from the camera and at different elevations so you can't use those pictures to judge relative height accurately.
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