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Old 09-08-2018, 02:36 PM   #3081
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i respect you're pessimism but i think you guys are being obtuse about the resident tower.

it's only failing is missing ALL of the final 163 feet of its originally approved vertical reach.

We keep building 500' or barely at all where we can go >650'....

1. Bromfield St (i'm told new proposal w/ significant height reduction is coming)
2. Garden Garage (not even an issue with shadow)
3. 1000 Boylston St (shadow mostly on the Pike)
4. Hub on Causeway Residential (zero shadow issues)
5. 50 Sudbury St
6. 1 Congress St
7. 2 Charlesgate West (most of the shadow will be on the Mass Pike)
8. 1065 Boylston St/ corner of Mass Ave and Boylston (there isn't even a proposal)..... most of the shadow would be on the Pike.

These parcels should be/have been built to the correct height reflecting the current/future market demand, as they are some of the last places to appropriately build serious height.
Is 2 Charlesgate west even getting built?
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:59 PM   #3082
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No, not as of now. Perhaps in a distant decade?
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:41 PM   #3083
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Hope so. I hope sooner than later as thats a key parcel between the back bay n fenway. Nice tower too, but if its prolonged it will coming back as a new design unfortunately... or fortunately, depending on what it comes back as. Really would have been nice to have this part of that road fixed up too. Whats there now is terrible. This would go a really long way towards wrapping up all those little loose ends of crappy stuff still left over and lingering around from back when the land wasnt in crazy high demand so you could just throw up whatever the hell pos you wanted and they didnt care because it was something. That doesnt fly anymore.

Anyways the podiums always were and still will be the biggest part of this development. The towers were icing on the cake. Looks like both are going to be mediocre but yes Ill hold off on final judgement. The podiums are wonderful though and give a very long stretch of roadway a streetwall that has not had one in a pretty long time. Even when there was one it was the garden and did not have retail and there was an elevated highway and before that an elevated train so the area was crap anyways. Nothing like this has been here before unless you probably go back to the 1800s and Im not sure what it was. In a weird way creating this elevated highway was the best thing that could ever happen to Boston. Because now we have this absolutely incredible greenway slicing right through downtown that never would have been able to be built. Its maturing now too and realllllly coming into its own. We have old brick buildings everywhere, but we dont have greenways everywhere so this is perfect. Im sure we lost some nice stuff, but we have tons of nice stuff left too and this is an absolute gem. Its weird how stuff can come full circle like that where smarter people later down the line can take a huuuuuge mistake and turn it in to one of the best things thats ever happened to the city. The waterfront right there and a park wrapping around the edge of downtown from beginning to end of the financial district is an incredible combination that you wont really find in many other cities. Perfection.

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Even the bollards helped to make this area crappy lol. Those things were just strewn all over the place and not in a straight line at all so they were crooked and misaligned, unevenly spaced, some were chipped, and it was overall an absolute mess. Plus the shape of them being round balls sitting on top of square bases just looked stupid lol. The new ones are muuuch better and look professional, do their job, and give the are a clear modern vibe. They really fixed basically all of the problems that were plaguing this area. Someone made me notice the street lights today, idk how I feel about em Ill have to look in person, but overall they really left no stone unturned to make this another seamlessly integrated part of the city. I think that they dont really match anything else around, definitely don't look old, but they look professional and modern and like they'll put out a lot of light with their height too. Its kind of looking like a professional area so they kind of fit in with what should be the lit up entrance of the hub also. Idk well have to see but I dont think theyre that bad but again Ill have to see them in person.

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Old 09-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #3084
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Third level of windows in the hotel.









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Old 09-09-2018, 07:22 PM   #3085
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Nice Beeline..... showing some height.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:18 AM   #3086
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Lol@ the first photo in the last beeline post. Boston is still Boston (see the piece of steel with "Yankees suck" written on it.)
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:47 PM   #3087
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Lol@ the first photo in the last beeline post. Boston is still Boston (see the piece of steel with "Yankees suck" written on it.)
That's puzzling...my niece in Lynn has "Yankees suck" on her bumper. I wonder how she got up on that Hub on Causeway beam to post that message?*

*Without getting caught.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:27 PM   #3088
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On the way up to the roof of the hotel.






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Old 09-15-2018, 07:41 AM   #3089
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I'm guessing this was posted, but I don't remember seeing it. As of July 31st:

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The Hub | New Main Entry Points - Opening October 2018.

Grand, glass-topped entry for TD Garden off of Causeway Street (10,000 square feet) for the more than 2 million guests who attend TD Garden events annually.
New entrance for North Station for the more than 50,000 commuters who pass through North Station every day.
Underground tunnel beneath Causeway Street providing a convenient and weather protected connection from North Station T subway stop to MBTA Commuter Rail.

East & West Podium | Retail, Office Space & Amenities - Opening late 2019.

Star Market: The City of Boston’s largest supermarket (60,000 square feet)
ArcLight Boston: The Northeast’s first ArcLight Cinema with 15 screens.
A live entertainment venue.
Community room to provide meeting space for neighborhood groups and non-profits.
Food Hall featuring 15 food and beverage concepts.
Multi-level sports bar.
175,000 square feet of creative loft office space, featuring anchor tenant Rapid7.

TD Garden Expansion | Levels 3-9 of TD Garden & Additional Parking – Opening Late 2019.

Expansion space for TD Garden on floors 3-9 to provide additional in-arena enhancements for all arena guests.
Expanded concourses.
New and expanded premium spaces and amenities, including vertical transportation.
Locker Room and backstage infrastructure improvements.
Addition of 540 spaces of below-grade parking that will be connected to the existing North Station garage.

PHASE II – HOTEL & RESIDENTIAL (Opening late 2019/2020)
Work on Phase II is currently underway and includes the residential and hotel towers.

Boston’s first citizenM will open a 269-room hotel in an eight-story tower atop the west podium in the fall of 2019.

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A 440-unit, 38-story residential tower is also under construction atop the west podium. The residential building will begin welcoming residents in fall 2019.

PHASE III – OFFICE TOWER
Phase III of The Hub on Causeway is construction of an office tower that will be approximately 627,000 square feet in a 31-story tower. Verizon’s lease for 440,000 square feet anchors this building. Completion is expected in mid 2021.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:07 AM   #3090
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Rapid7 is a cybersecurity company founded in New York. Unknown whether the 'Yankees suck" signage on the steel girder was an intended welcome.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:56 AM   #3091
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Nice brickwork. Brick panels suck, but they've done a great job masking the seams as much as possible.

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Old 09-16-2018, 07:41 AM   #3092
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Nice brickwork. Brick panels suck, but they've done a great job masking the seams as much as possible.
That's real brickwork...no panels there. Been watching them work during my lunch breaks
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:26 AM   #3093
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Nice! You don't see real masonry much anymore.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:16 PM   #3094
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:06 PM   #3095
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Looks good from up high.
From last Wednesday.
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Great pics but they will almost definitely be taken down. You should resize to 2080 x 1170 so we can still see the detail.
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