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Old 11-16-2018, 11:37 AM   #341
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Because you can't leave the wall up.

You have to cut it into squares and re-assemble it with additional bricks added to accomplish the new floor to floor height/s.

To do this will be INSANELY costly.

They need to do it anyway.
I am saying a facadectomy where the podium floors use 2 floors of the old building for each 1 podium floor. This would be more costly but when you quadruple the height it would also be much more profitable in the long run.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:39 AM   #342
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DC hasnt built something this bland in decades
Lol the massing of nearly all newer DC buildings are big blocky turds. Some of the facades are OK but most aren't great with street-level retail and vibrancy. It's much more noticeable in DC when whole neighborhoods like the Navy Yard and NoMA get developed with this type of building and provide surprisingly little retail. Boston does get some examples of similar architecture, but the effect is diluted because they are scattered around existing buildings. Maybe the Seaport has some similarities.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:32 PM   #343
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One positive is that at least it's not all glass. That felt worse to me.
The rest is Route 128 Brick.

Is THAT a positive?
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:36 PM   #344
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Because you can't leave the wall up.

You have to cut it into squares and re-assemble it with additional bricks added to accomplish the new floor to floor height/s.

To do this will be INSANELY costly.

They need to do it anyway.
Hey, if UMass can do it, why can't a big fancy developer be forced to do the same by the city with the hottest real estate market in the nation?

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Old 11-16-2018, 03:45 PM   #345
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nice.

You guys come up with the badest shytte.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:05 PM   #346
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Too bad he's not an architecture fan...
That building is a Yugo mistake.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:33 AM   #347
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Ok, I actually liked the previous version, but this absolutely awful new version has made me realize the flaws of the old version and I now hate that too.

This is all just architecture at its worst.
I feel like the BRA saw the Oct 30 version and figured they better approve i before the next version got even worse.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:18 PM   #348
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Losing that street wall is nothing short of catastrophic. Why don't we write a letter and bring it over to Greg Galer, and Alison Frazee get them to add a few hundred signatures and bring it over to Brian Golden.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:14 AM   #349
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Hey, if UMass can do it, why can't a big fancy developer be forced to do the same by the city with the hottest real estate market in the nation?

Building of Theseus
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:24 PM   #350
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Surprising move by Walsh... Could have implications on this development http://www.bostonherald.com/news/loc...way_citgo_sign
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:18 PM   #351
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Surprising move by Walsh... Could have implications on this development http://www.bostonherald.com/news/loc...way_citgo_sign
What the heck is this wonderful long-term solution?

The joint statement (or, at any rate, the excerpt provided by the Herald), is akin to being in high school and having a friend tell you that somebody likes you but they can't tell you who...or that they know something important but they're not allowed to say anything about it.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:47 PM   #352
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what i got was that Walsh decided

Boston will retain a bit of leeway and not be legally stuck with the Citgo Sign forevermore...
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