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Old 03-10-2019, 01:37 PM   #141
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The way that the charles is going to be lined with towers from Allston to North Station is really going to be amazing. Plus this new cluster with this, the kenmore tower, and fenway center is going to be pretty cool.

Youll have the New Balance cluster, then Allston/BU, Kenmore/Fenway center, Fenway Boylston, Back bay, Stuart st, downtown, Seaport, Northpoint, then Cambridge down the Charles opposite.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:08 PM   #142
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Minor update: Laframboise was on site with a drilling truck yesterday.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:32 PM   #143
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^ Verified: walked by it on the way to see Werner Herzog at the Tsai last night.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:27 PM   #144
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DPIR - a story in two parts:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...4-0cef9ba0cee0

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...0-b9706a57fb3a
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:31 AM   #145
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Much better facade design. I am liking this building much more. I had hated it in its previous iteration.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:02 AM   #146
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My Goddd (Laurie Metcalf voice).

Only in Boston;
cajolery in response to the next architectural travesty.

They should name this bldg, "Venezuela," since it's about as bad.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #147
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My Goddd (Laurie Metcalf voice).

Only in Boston;
cajolery in response to the next architectural travesty.

They should name this bldg, "Venezuela," since it's about as bad.
At least it fits with BU's long history of ugly buildings: the cement Gothic block, Warren Towers, the Sert complex. Big and Ugly lives on on Comm Ave.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:10 PM   #148
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it's exciting, bold, not in any way "normal" or average.

if this was going up in london, barcelona, NYC, or pretty much anywhere, folks on AB would be bitching about "how come boston can never get exciting projects like this?!?!?!" but seeing as it's going up in boston it's "Big and Ugly."

i thought post-2004 the whole sad-sack, everything-sucks, eeyore boston BS had faded. nope -- alive and well right here.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:29 PM   #149
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it's exciting, bold, not in any way "normal" or average.

if this was going up in london, barcelona, NYC, or pretty much anywhere, folks on AB would be bitching about "how come boston can never get exciting projects like this?!?!?!" but seeing as it's going up in boston it's "Big and Ugly."

i thought post-2004 the whole sad-sack, everything-sucks, eeyore boston BS had faded. nope -- alive and well right here.
London or Barcelona would never permit this crap.

NYC would, but no one would see it behind all the other taller buildings in the way
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:36 PM   #150
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London or Barcelona would never permit this crap.
London is all about weird designs, and Barcelona has a giant lit up dildo building. I'm pretty sure some similar iteration of this could slip through in either city.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:44 PM   #151
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spot-on ^^^

i didn't randomly choose metro areas. the three examples i put out there are cities i'm very familiar with.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:19 PM   #152
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I think it's a little chunky. The stacked blocks design is cool, if not copied from other buildings, but I think a more slender tower would look better and fear that the materials will reinforce the chunkiness aspect, not attenuate it. I think it's bold enough, but I also am easily irritated with "weirdness for weirdness' sake"...

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