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Old 02-25-2018, 01:31 PM   #101
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Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

This is LESS pukey.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:30 AM   #102
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Some changes to the design:

https://thebostonsun.com/2018/02/23/...nge-south-end/
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:51 AM   #103
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"We live in a City and we're concerned about traffic?"

You can't be serious.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:54 AM   #104
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Already posted. It just so happened to be the final post of the last page, so easily missed.


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http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...0-6054ed81f4c0

Some design changes were made to the development proposal. Saw this on the South End facebook group page.

Some very neat changes shown in this PDF.

The most obvious change is gaining height (to 321 feet) on the building further away from Albany in exchange for lower height on the closer buildings.

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Old 02-26-2018, 03:26 PM   #105
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The changes are Boston's scale of an iconic upgrade.
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:53 PM   #106
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The changes are Boston's scale of an iconic upgrade.
It looks like they might actually be pushing the FAA limit with the revision.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:05 PM   #107
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It looks like they might actually be pushing the FAA limit with the revision.
400' - 420' is the line.

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Old 07-11-2018, 03:47 PM   #108
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BCDC Presentation with more detail/renderings on the design changes:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...ion-2018-07-10

Also, the name of this project is: "Exchange South End | 540 Albany St | South End"
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:59 PM   #109
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I am no expert, but isn't that "billowing sail" design on the tallest building a bit dated?
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:17 PM   #110
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Renderings arenít very realistic...I donít see any bums or discarded needles...
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:18 PM   #111
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The Infectious Disease Lab next door sticks out like a tumor.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:26 PM   #112
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The Infectious Disease Lab next door sticks out like a tumor.
... like a NEIDL !
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:32 PM   #113
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Woofwoofwoofwoofwoof!!!!
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #114
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Disappointing that the project has A: massive amounts of parking and B: zero housing
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:16 PM   #115
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^^tons of housing going up along the corridor several blocks down.

Of course we wish it was all closer, but

this is a good office matchup overall in the South End.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:17 PM   #116
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The Infectious Disease Lab next door sticks out like a tumor.
A tumor surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. Green space! It's gotta be a NIMBY's dream come true, no?
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:41 PM   #117
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True! Daisies growing in the shadow of death.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:54 PM   #118
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Ugh, the tallest building got... fatter. Great.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:23 AM   #119
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Wait, there is an area of the South End called Back Streets?

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BCDC Presentation with more detail/renderings on the design changes:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...ion-2018-07-10

Also, the name of this project is: "Exchange South End | 540 Albany St | South End"
























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