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Old 01-11-2017, 08:50 PM   #141
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I hate the ugly and cheap looking re-cladded side wall of the building. It covers up a lot history and interesting evolution of the original building. I'd prefer the original wall, warts and all.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:06 PM   #142
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^ Agreed. Nothing wrong with a little urban grit here and there.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:02 PM   #143
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molasses: the projects that keep us hungry and alert like the wounded owl forced to watch a squirrel gathering nuts under his tree.....

Forecaster,
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the lucas isn't a slow project...it's low-viscosity olive oil at worst...far from molasses
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:13 PM   #144
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:38 PM   #145
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:13 AM   #146
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I hate the ugly and cheap looking re-cladded side wall of the building. It covers up a lot history and interesting evolution of the original building. I'd prefer the original wall, warts and all.
Whoa....how to go from classy to crappy in one stroke! Whose idea was that wall?
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:19 PM   #147
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I have an idea. Blame the architect!

(sarcasm)

If it where the architects choice they would have clad it in marble.

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Old 02-16-2017, 03:53 PM   #148
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According to curbed this will be done next month !
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:44 AM   #149
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:56 AM   #150
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I'm just happy to see a piece of the old West End preserved rather than torn down even if they had to attach that...thing to it.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:09 AM   #151
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According to curbed this will be done next month !
Here's the Curbed article:
http://boston.curbed.com/2017/2/16/1...-boston-condos

"Its 80 condos have been on sale since early 2016 and at least eight remain. These units range from $625,000 for a 481-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA to $1,275,000 for a 1,139-square-foot 2-BR, 2-BA. Not cheap, in other words.

Owners are expected to start moving into what Pizzuti has dubbed Forecaster 121 before the end of March."
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:38 PM   #152
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^^121 (Box o' Wheaties). Add 104 Canal (Forgotten One)... the boutique hotel at 88 North Washington (Hated One), and finally, '121' getting it's long anticipated twin (You're Going to do What?/Too Tall 270' One). Bring the bold and beautiful to the Corner. And how 'bout a big hand for the North End activists!

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Old 02-17-2017, 03:08 PM   #153
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Maybe the wall cladding had value for energy efficiency? Insulation & radiant barrier? Besides, what's going next door? (wont that cover it all eventually?)

I wouldn't want the sun baking that southeast brick wall in summer, or the air chilling it in winter. Probably a LEED thing.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:01 PM   #154
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Maybe the wall cladding had value for energy efficiency? Insulation & radiant barrier? Besides, what's going next door? (wont that cover it all eventually?)

I wouldn't want the sun baking that southeast brick wall in summer, or the air chilling it in winter. Probably a LEED thing.
It's definitely ugly but I'm thinking that lot gets developed sooner than later and you won't even see it. It's great to see more residential built downtown especially the ownership variety.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:18 PM   #155
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^^Precisely. And for the few years while we're waiting, maybe the owner/s can sell some classic throwback add space paid for by firms like GE, Ford, Coca Cola, Hershey, LL Bean, Campbell's Soup, Hoover, Gillete, Heinz, Charles Schwab, KFC, Pepsi Co, Johnson & Johnson and Levi Strauss.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:20 AM   #157
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Holy thoughtlessness batman!

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Old 03-08-2017, 09:24 AM   #158
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I wonder if that was the original plan or if they had to do some extreme value engineering after all the problems with the original contractor?
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:59 AM   #159
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This is painfully awful. Worst project I have seen in years.
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What is up with the windows in the original building, and all the plywood inserts?
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