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Old 11-09-2017, 03:57 PM   #261
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I know its been beaten, murdered, slammed into the ground, picked up and beaten again... but if the Copley Place tower was going up the plateau would be almost non existent especially with these new towers going up. Also remember the back bay station towers are going up as well which are not shown here. It was all right there and ready to go but wasn't meant to be. Its unfortunate.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:00 AM   #262
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^No, I share your same feelings. Not to mention, it's such a huge void at the mall entrance, both in terms of skyline and urbanity.

I keep hoping and checking the Web each day to see if a developer is going to purchase the plans and build it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:26 AM   #263
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^No, I share your same feelings. Not to mention, it's such a huge void at the mall entrance, both in terms of skyline and urbanity.

I keep hoping and checking the Web each day to see if a developer is going to purchase the plans and build it.
Absolutely. Proposals come and go / us enthusiasts temper our excitement and move on from our disappointments - but that one was different. Nothing else has stung as much.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:35 AM   #264
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Absolutely. Proposals come and go / us enthusiasts temper our excitement and move on from our disappointments - but that one was different. Nothing else has stung as much.
+1 if Copley Tower isn't built as proposed it will be the biggest disappointment yet, in a city that has no shortage of disappointing outcomes.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:02 AM   #265
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I also think of 1000 Boylston .....which may have had a better chance at reaching ~700' if the first proposal had exceeded the height of the JHT by say a good fifty feet.... then they could have offered to sack the 2nd tower for a green patch to keep most of the height.

So i mark Copley Tower, 1000 Boylston's lack of a future 'iconic' presence, and the failure of the BPDA to quietly oversee improvements of the podium and design of 1 Bromfield as 3 very lousy outcomes that really would have made a tremendous impact to the skyline and urban makeup of Boston on three of the best sites to support this scale of density. ...if we're honest, where are you going to make up for that loss of 'impact?'

Add current permitting in the West End, Winthrop Sq, SST, Harbor Garage and a few other highrises from the Leather District to the Fenway and Kenmore.... would have been INSANE.....
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:14 AM   #266
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Speaking of disappointing and getting back on topic, will this building include the demolition of the YWCA or just the shorter attached building? I hate to lose any of them as it slowly whittles away the character of our city.

Unfortunately as Odurandina points out, each no-brainer proposal that gets canceled or downsized forces us to fill the demand elsewhere, like here. There is nothing more hypocritical than a preservationist NIMBY, as the latter ultimately precludes the former.

Count me among those who hope this tower does NOT get built, along with the bubble Hancock. Let's fill the demand with a bigger, better proposal at Back Bay Station instead.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:43 AM   #267
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The 380 Stewart proposal is garbage. Keep that nice building or design something gorgeous that works with the older buildings.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:12 PM   #268
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I think 1000 Boylston looks a billion times better now than it did before, even though it was taller before. No more random balconies creating a smooth facade and the way the triangles match up now makes it looks sharp- literally. The mix of triangles also carries over into the podium too which also looks better than before. I like this wayyyy more than before and cant wait until this is built. It also has a nice sloping away effect frrom 1 Dalton.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:43 PM   #269
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:07 PM   #270
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That's a swell chart but 111 Federal won't be be that tall by any stretch of anyone's imagination. And where's Chiofaro?
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:48 PM   #271
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740? That could easily be the height based on what we know.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:39 AM   #272
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That's a swell chart but 111 Federal won't be be that tall by any stretch of anyone's imagination. And where's Chiofaro?
Missing South Station Tower also.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:16 AM   #273
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740? That could easily be the height based on what we know.
no.......

702' roof

And let's get on with it already.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:17 AM   #274
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702'
Could that be absolute or without mechanicals?
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:15 PM   #275
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I didn't make the picture. Just threw it up to show the height of this vs a couple other towers going up.
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