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Old 12-07-2006, 09:37 AM   #21
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Is this the 13 story design that was rejected last year? As far as I know, this is what has been approved this site:


These latest renderings are a huge improvement...but I think I can do without the kitschy light-show.

Then again, with the W going up across the street, maybe it could work.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:13 AM   #22
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wow i really like that. Talk about engineering on a small lot. That lot is about as big as my garage.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:19 AM   #23
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wow i really like that. Talk about engineering on a small lot. That lot is about as big as my garage.
Which one? the 1st or 2nd?
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:34 AM   #24
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Christ, talk about out of place. I can only hope that the surrounding buildings start looking like this or this tower is gonna be a fish out of water.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:41 AM   #25
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Christ, talk about out of place. I can only hope that the surrounding buildings start looking like this or this tower is gonna be a fish out of water.
I don't understand. Should they aim to make it look the same as all the buildings around it?

They should have just built a clone of the surrounding buildings on this lot.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:02 PM   #26
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About the signs: meh, I guess that's progress for ya. At least the architect made it "contextual" by having the signs raise up as high as the theatre next door :roll:

But I like the building itself. The glass reminds me of the horizontal strip window look that was around in the 40s and early 50s, but reassembled on to a thoroughly modern form. Plus those little balconies (balconettes?) on the eastern half of the north facade look like they'll add character to the design rather than make it look junky.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:15 PM   #27
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Christ, talk about out of place. I can only hope that the surrounding buildings start looking like this or this tower is gonna be a fish out of water.
I don't understand. Should they aim to make it look the same as all the buildings around it?
I was referring to the first image. What I meant was that with the bright ads it will look completely out of place, not that the architect shouldn't try something new.

I'm not sure why Boston would want an area to look like Times Sq. I live here I fucking hate Times Sq. But thats me.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:29 PM   #28
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Christ, talk about out of place. I can only hope that the surrounding buildings start looking like this or this tower is gonna be a fish out of water.
I don't understand. Should they aim to make it look the same as all the buildings around it?
I was referring to the first image. What I meant was that with the bright ads it will look completely out of place, not that the architect shouldn't try something new.

I'm not sure why Boston would want an area to look like Times Sq. I live here I fucking hate Times Sq. But thats me.
OK I see what you're saying. I don't like Times Square much either but even if they put signs on every building of the Boylston intersection it wouldn't even come close to being anything like Times Square. I just think a project like this would be beneficial because it could make the area feel more lively and attract more people/developments. They really need to let bars stay open till 4am and extend the T hours too.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:40 PM   #29
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vanshnookenraggen, I sent you a pm about NY too.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:56 PM   #30
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I just think a project like this would be beneficial because it could make the area feel more lively and attract more people/developments. They really need to let bars stay open till 4am and extend the T hours too.
I completely agree....i like it alot, bring it on
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:10 PM   #31
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I just think a project like this would be beneficial because it could make the area feel more lively and attract more people/developments. They really need to let bars stay open till 4am and extend the T hours too.
I completely agree....i like it alot, bring it on
I third that.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:01 PM   #32
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What ever happened to building over the theater? Wasn't there a proposal that included the air-rights over the theater as well as the lot?
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:28 PM   #33
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The site was quite active today



And, uh, CityWang sounds like something the guys at South Park would come up with.. how unfortunate

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Old 12-07-2006, 05:38 PM   #34
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I thought they promised to leave the name of the Wang Theatre alone! Have they defaced the Shubert marquee as well?
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:41 PM   #35
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Yes. The two theatres now have their main signs labelled as "Citi Performing Arts Center" with smaller signs identifying the actual theatre placed on the periphery. Also, the blank north wall to the Schubert now sports a huge ad stating how wonderful Citibank is.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:46 PM   #36
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If you've got photos of that, please post them too. Hopefully the W Hotel will soon cover that blank wall.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:58 PM   #37
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The design for the 'Times Sq.' tower is surprisingly nice, straight out of Vancouver. The height is perfect, for the way it lines up with the neighbors. I hope that's what's actually getting built.

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Old 12-07-2006, 06:18 PM   #38
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Ron, I don't, sorry.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:27 PM   #39
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Which design is going to be built?

The smaller building is the one that was ultimately approved, right? I thought the mid-rise had gone bye-bye.

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:13 PM   #40
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The smaller building is the original proposal before condos were added.



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