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Old 05-31-2017, 06:42 PM   #141
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:10 PM   #142
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Some proposals that never came to be.







There was even a proposal to fill the east river. Thank god they didnt. Just as the west end is a good learning tool of what not to do, filling in the last remnants of south bay when it was just an extension of the channel is another example.




Crazy proposal to dig to bedrock in central park.

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Old 06-01-2017, 10:29 PM   #143
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Crazy proposal to dig to bedrock in central park.
...why?
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:27 AM   #144
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...why?
It's a joke.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:58 AM   #145
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That beautiful ginormous tower in Brooklyn is actually under construction, I never thought that was actually going to happen. That along with a 900+ footer going up in Jersey City. NYC is truly unmatched anywhere in this world. This building is taller than the Chrysler Building and its a true 1 of 1 of modern gothic art deco.
















Brooklyn... This is going up in Brooklyn. Amazing.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:09 AM   #146
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So this ^ is on the right side of downtown then on the left in Jersey City they have the 950' 99 Hudson under construction as well. Theres going to be 3 peaks when looking at lower Manhattan with the World Trade Center in the center and tallest.

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Jersey is really becoming a major city in its own right.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:15 AM   #147
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Jersey City technically isnt NYC...but we all know it is. Anyways heres 1 Journal Square:










Upon further review apparently making a huge mistake at 2WTC wasnt enough they had to replicate it across the river.





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Old 11-10-2017, 02:30 AM   #148
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I'll bet when that is finished no one will be able tell when it was built. We need one or two of those in downtown Boston.
We got one in Liberty Mutual and it looks phenomenal. I don't get why it hasn't been tried since. One of those parcels that can go over 500' that we have left has to put one of these in. We don't have a single significant art deco tower in downtown. For a while we were just out of luck and the time had passed but recently thanks to NYC they have remastered the technique again with modern materials and we can now borrow from them and get it done here once and for all.

NYC had so much to choose from already whether new or old, all we need is one. Just one and Boston takes another step forward into that next class especially once 111 Winthrop is finished. If we ever get one it has to have a copper crown and one of those tiny pointy spires like they used to have. They MUST do a copper crown, all we need is ONE. That would also give us the nod because none of their new limestone towers have had a copper crown and their best towers in years past did. We need to do it, and do it right.

The thing I love about architecture today is that you can do whatever you want. You can go all the way from the cross braced wooden tower that London has proposed that has never been done before and looks extremely modern all the way back to a limestone art deco tower that looks like it was built in 1927. The sky is literally the limit.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:06 AM   #149
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:56 AM   #150
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That Brooklyn tower.... man, I love SHoP. Not everything they design is a hit, but more often than not they come through in a big way. I will always feel some sense of regret that their designs for Winthrop Square- both of them- were passed over.
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I will always feel some sense of regret that their designs for Winthrop Square- both of them- were passed over.
Truer words...

I like the first proposal. The second showed a mastery of form, materials, and context that we rarely see in Boston.
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