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Old 04-21-2017, 10:53 AM   #341
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Re: Our Lady of Good Voyage | Seaport Sq Parcel H | 55 - 57 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

It seems that the archdiocese had no problem with shadows on the stained glass windows above the altar unlike Trinity Church and the Old South Church, both of whom object to shadows cast on them (Old South Church, shadows on their stained glass windows on certain mornings in December) from the new Back Bay Station buildings under consideration.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:52 PM   #342
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It seems that the archdiocese had no problem with shadows on the stained glass windows above the altar unlike Trinity Church and the Old South Church, both of whom object to shadows cast on them (Old South Church, shadows on their stained glass windows on certain mornings in December) from the new Back Bay Station buildings under consideration.
They built it in an area with eyes wide open about the developments and potential developments being built around it. Both Trinity and New Old South have been there for well over a century.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:00 PM   #343
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That article had this nugget, too:



Umm... what? How tall would the steeple have to be to "dominate" a "skyline", even from across Fort Point Channel? The buildings across the street are about 150' taller than the bell tower. A steeple would also look much nicer than the strangely-proportioned cross that's up there.
I always wondered why the cross seemed small, this provides an explanation:

"the cross atop the bell tower comes from the former Mary Star of the Sea church in Quincy."

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Old 04-24-2017, 01:02 PM   #344
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I always wondered why the cross seemed small, this provides an explanation:

"the cross atop the bell tower comes from the former Mary Star of the Sea church in Quincy."

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http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/04/24/...ne-renovations
Fair enough. It would look fine on top of a steeple. Let's put one up.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:17 PM   #345
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I always wondered why the cross seemed small, this provides an explanation:

"the cross atop the bell tower comes from the former Mary Star of the Sea church in Quincy."

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http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/04/24/...ne-renovations
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The shrine replaces a chapel of the same name that building was razed recently to make way for a yet another towering Seaport development.
Is this true? I'm pretty sure the old chapel is still standing...
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:18 PM   #346
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Is this true? I'm pretty sure the old chapel is still standing...
I just walked by it. No changes yet.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:12 PM   #347
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In a small way, would you say that what historian David McCulloch said of Trinity Church (Copley) applies here: "This isn't just the work of an architect. This is the work of a civilization."
I read this as a critique of our civilization, rather than as praise for this church.
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