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Old 11-15-2018, 09:23 PM   #1
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Proposed BGI Office Tower (Massport Parcel A2) | 401 Congress Street | Seaport

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/n...ice-tower.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...LVO/story.html

BBJ has the image. Globe has details on the cultural center.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Wow. Looks a little gimmicky, but what the hell - at least it's different.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:24 PM   #3
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Wow that's ugly.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:34 PM   #4
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Bottom looks like that proposed hancock building. Whats that building on the triangular plot next door sandwiched between the on/off ramps?
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:43 PM   #5
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:44 PM   #6
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:50 PM   #7
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That is ...something. Yeah, let's go with that. Something.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:24 AM   #8
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Fuck it, why not.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:33 AM   #9
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I guess it's efficient use of land
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:51 AM   #10
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Interesting. Would like to see more angles.
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:06 AM   #11
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Gooooooooood morning, Dubai!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:04 AM   #12
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Wow, aB is caustically harsh these days.

I like this in concept. I really respect the dramatic approach of wide elevated arches to push the offices up and out of the public realm, clearing open space below. We always complain about half-assed attempts at public realms that are a) uninviting, and b) look like closed-off corporate lobbies. This is a legit attempt at a welcoming gesture. This, to me, says "walk under these arches - there's a lot of space in here, and it's not closed off"
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:42 AM   #13
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So this is on Congress st by waterside place?
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:55 AM   #14
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Wow, aB is caustically harsh these days.

I like this in concept. I really respect the dramatic approach of wide elevated arches to push the offices up and out of the public realm, clearing open space below. We always complain about half-assed attempts at public realms that are a) uninviting, and b) look like closed-off corporate lobbies. This is a legit attempt at a welcoming gesture. This, to me, says "walk under these arches - there's a lot of space in here, and it's not closed off"
I don't disagree, but the inward pull at the base here essentially forecloses on the possibility of a visual street wall. Such a thing isn't truly possible on the site, so maybe a monolith is appropriate here, but it's a monolith.

I'll be interested to see what the interaction with WTC Ave is, given this design.

You can also see the triangle parcel building peeking out in that render.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:58 AM   #15
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Looks great. Great design.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:18 AM   #16
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I don't disagree, but the inward pull at the base here essentially forecloses on the possibility of a visual street wall. Such a thing isn't truly possible on the site, so maybe a monolith is appropriate here, but it's a monolith.

I'll be interested to see what the interaction with WTC Ave is, given this design.

You can also see the triangle parcel building peeking out in that render.
What Equilibria said. The lasts thing the Seaport needs is more hardscape plazas and broken streetwalls. The PNF will be much more informative however
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:34 AM   #17
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I like it
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:47 AM   #18
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So this is on Congress st by waterside place?
I'm pretty sure it's at the intersection of Congress and B St. but on the convention center side. The parcel with the curved on-ramp curling around it along World Trade Center Avenue.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:47 AM   #19
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Looks sort of 1960's Vegas casino. But it is different, not covered in precast panels or offset windows. It is also not a cacophony of styles. I bet the design will change a few times before its final anyway.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:55 AM   #20
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Appears to sit directly above the Silver Line Transitway. Would be a lot cooler if it contributed $ to T under D instead of "cultural space". Second entrance to Silver in the building would be nice too.
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