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Old 04-25-2016, 07:49 PM   #61
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Re: What building would you nominate for replacement

2 for 1
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ba...9b5bc4!6m1!1e1
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ba...9b5bc4!6m1!1e1
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:43 PM   #62
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Re: What building would you nominate for replacement

another nominee
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:06 AM   #63
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another nominee
The old Teradyne building.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:37 AM   #64
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The 3 landscrapers that look like projects on Columbus Ave in the South End. Can be seen towards the bottom on the photo below. I cringe to think what was torn down to build them.

EDIT: I guess there's also a fourth across the street.


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Old 04-27-2016, 04:27 PM   #65
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2 for 1
Both buildings are very easy to hate -- they're out of scale, and compared to their neighbors, utterly devoid of craft.

But the first, built in the late 1950s, has a few Mid-Century gestures that would be better to see refreshed than obliterated. The chevron-shaped balconies and the windows would be better re-glazed - I wonder how much the homeowners' assessment would be for that job...

All I can offer in (very half-hearted) defense of the second Beacon Street "tower" is that it's built using far better materials than anything we'd slap together today...

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The 3 landscrapers that look like projects on Columbus Ave in the South End. Can be seen towards the bottom on the photo below. I cringe to think what was torn down to build them.

EDIT: I guess there's also a fourth across the street.
Ye Olde Methunion Manor. Four brick file-cabinets for lower income families. I recall ablarc comparing them to hooded Klansmen, looming over the block.

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Old 04-27-2016, 08:14 PM   #66
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The Zinc apartment building in Cambridge. I know this is new but I think that it looks horrible. I believe that it will look even worse as it ages. They really should have done something different with the facade. It looks like a ugly factory or office building not a residential building.

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Old 04-27-2016, 08:28 PM   #67
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These guys:



and this one:

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Old 04-27-2016, 11:06 PM   #68
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The Zinc apartment building in Cambridge. I know this is new but I think that it looks horrible. I believe that it will look even worse as it ages. They really should have done something different with the facade. It looks like a ugly factory or office building not a residential building.

I'm not sure but hopefully once NorthPoint is fully built out this building will fall into the shadows and not be as hulking
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:33 PM   #69
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I would pick a building that was taking up a lot of ground space and is in the way something great happening, like the fort point channel postal service building.


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Old 04-28-2016, 12:49 AM   #70
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That building was absorbed by the Borg.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:04 AM   #71
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there was a proposal yrs ago for a 14 story building for this site
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:38 PM   #72
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This:

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3166.../data=!3m1!1e3

and this:

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3514...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:38 PM   #73
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380'!!

Downtown Fort Worth after the tornado was pretty rough.

Drove by a few times.


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