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Old 06-01-2014, 01:21 AM   #1
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Trans national place tower 1 and 2

Instead of one supertall how about two and make em twins.

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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

Double the battle! Double the fun!
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

The world has seen that iconic skyline before and no one with any sense is bringing it back.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:49 PM   #4
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Where would the second tower base go?
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

It could be done only if the tower was made half as wide as it is in the current plan there is no space for the second tower that was inserted otherwise.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:57 PM   #6
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

Looks way too much like the ill-fated Twin Towers, as was mentioned above. No one would touch that layout.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:09 AM   #7
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Would work better if you put them on top of each other imho.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:19 AM   #8
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Would work better if you put them on top of each other imho.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:08 AM   #9
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

A bit too big. I would like to see whatever gets built here complement the existing skyline rather than just completely dominate it.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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'Why two 110-story buildings? Why not one 220-story building?'

"I didn't want to lose the human scale."
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So by human scale you mean something a bit more like this right?

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Old 06-08-2014, 12:54 AM   #11
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

Not going to lie. 1000 ft tower looks really out of place downtown. Top it at 850-900 ft max. The Back Bay can deal with a 1000 ft tower.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #12
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

The tower in those renderings is significantly above 1,000 feet. It appears to be at least double the height of 1 International Place, which would bring it to at least 1,200.

I'd love a supertall downtown, but I do agree that something between 850-900 feet would do better there for the time being.
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

Trans National listened to you! Unfortunately the towers are a bit shorter .
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:40 PM   #14
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Not going to lie. 1000 ft tower looks really out of place downtown. Top it at 850-900 ft max. The Back Bay can deal with a 1000 ft tower.
I think a supertall downtown tower would have to an iconic design.
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i wonder why the tall tower isn't going to 725'.

725' and 710' would be great.
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Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

Why is there a second thread which was resurrected? I'm closing this and all other discussion will go in the existing thread until a winner is chosen.
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