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Old 01-08-2019, 02:48 PM   #3541
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

The Hub is spectacular.

Taken last night before the C's game:

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Old 01-08-2019, 05:22 PM   #3542
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Speaking of yesterday, it was great to watch the Celtics dismantle the Nets on the YES Network (Yankees TV).
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:34 PM   #3543
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Is there any connection to the inside of the garden behind that glass?
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:53 PM   #3544
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Is there any connection to the inside of the garden behind that glass?
The upper levels are planned to be Garden concourse space.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:40 PM   #3545
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:41 AM   #3546
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The Hub is spectacular.

Taken last night before the C's game:

Based on the renders, there should have been some LED marquee/ribbon boards along the left side of the atrium or in later renders, over the main entrance to the Garden. Did you see any clues as to them being installed in the future, or do you think they might have been VE'd out?

The atrium - while impressive - seems a bit sterile without them.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:48 AM   #3547
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With the ground level, people/furnishings finished behind the windows, new signs, fold up windows etc... it wont look so sterile.



I really hope the screens go in that play the games for a great public area for crowds to watch playoff games. This area is going to be great b-roll for games.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:26 AM   #3548
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BeeLine, there's more artistry in this photo than in most of the buildings you've framed. It's rare to find such dense historical narrative in a still picture. Well done!
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:36 AM   #3549
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I noticed this morning while driving my folks to the airport that they're finally adding the steel on top for the mech crown. No pics but you can follow it on the webcam here:

https://app.oxblue.com/open/bostonpr.../huboncauseway

As an added bonus, you can follow the Congress Street residential tower from that view as well!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:35 AM   #3550
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BeeLine, there's more artistry in this photo than in most of the buildings you've framed. It's rare to find such dense historical narrative in a still picture. Well done!
BB. Thanks for the feedback. Will try to do better once I get back to NE.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:12 AM   #3551
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I think he's saying that your photos are good and the buildings are bad.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:17 AM   #3552
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Yup. The old warehouse in the foreground is the best (and also the oldest). The Zakim and the Hancock are modern icons. As Alex Ross might say, the rest is noise.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:46 AM   #3553
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Today it Looks like they are adding to the tower crane on the office tower side of this project.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:02 AM   #3554
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Today it Looks like they are adding to the tower crane on the office tower side of this project.
The Legends way exit to the Garden (the one mostly replaced by the subway tunnel) is closing on Monday, presumably to allow them to stage materials for the office tower.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:41 AM   #3555
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The Legends way exit to the Garden (the one mostly replaced by the subway tunnel) is closing on Monday, presumably to allow them to stage materials for the office tower.
The lot at the end of Legends Way has seen some activity and movement too. Highly likely that's where the staging will be. The facade mockup is there now, and I believe it's for the office tower portion. Have we seen that yet?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:57 AM   #3556
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The lot at the end of Legends Way has seen some activity and movement too. Highly likely that's where the staging will be. The facade mockup is there now, and I believe it's for the office tower portion. Have we seen that yet?
This is a Crazy Real Estate Pitch, but I'd love to see that lot developed into another residential tower.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:26 AM   #3557
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This is a Crazy Real Estate Pitch, but I'd love to see that lot developed into another residential tower.
I'll up the crazy by 1. Imagine now that this new development was also built above the tracks and followed the curvature of the adjacent highway ramps. That would be one slick looking development. But even without that - just building on the open lot would present an opportunity for a tall, slender tower. One issue is that they could not build directly against the Garden because of the small window/tower portion protruding near the corner. Guessing DN wouldn't want that covered up.
Chances of this ever happening... 2.6%.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:36 PM   #3558
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^^here??

https://www.google.com/maps/place/TD...8!4d-71.062146

Yes!!!

or here??

https://www.google.com/maps/place/TD...8!4d-71.062146

They would have to put in spaces for future tracks.... but yes! a tower on either of these sites would be epic! Especially the former!

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Yup. The old warehouse in the foreground is the best (and also the oldest). The Zakim and the Hancock are modern icons. As Alex Ross might say, the rest is noise.
You're right. That photo is INSANE. Thanks Beeline!
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:32 PM   #3559
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I used the tunnel *at the AM rush*, to transfer from CR to GL. It worked well, even at a near-peak time (8:15am). It did not feel "crushy" and I expect it could probably double its throughput before it bogged down (it never felt as bad as the walk under the scaffolding).

I will say (again) that one reason why it seems better than the walk under the scaffolding is that some of the former crush has been diverted and now walks straight out the front door.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:42 PM   #3560
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Yup. The old warehouse in the foreground is the best (and also the oldest). The Zakim and the Hancock are modern icons. As Alex Ross might say, the rest is noise.
I believe the old warehouse is the Ropewalk.
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