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Old 09-09-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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One Broadway Cambridge

How far they will take this, I have no idea, but the concrete top will look even more out of place. The third picture shows the parking garage.








Did Sloan mimic One Broadway, or vice versa?

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Old 09-09-2008, 10:53 AM   #2
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Re: One Broadway Cambridge

Sloan predates One Broadway.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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This is such an unsatisfactory area. They keep adding to it, but it never really improves.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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..i'd have to disagree ablarc. DESPITE the hideous architecture of large block development, I notice at least an honest attempt to reorient life towards the street. One can actually walk from the Kendall Square T all the way to Tech Square and have numerous options for lunch today, whereas just 6 or so years ago, all you had was the food court... There's still too many large parking garages and too many front lawns, but at least the new developments are trying to change that. About average for new American urban develpments i'd say. Not great. But it is 'improving'...
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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^ Glad to hear it --even if the praise is faint.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:36 AM   #6
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Renovations at One Broadway - Kendall

Is there another thread about this? One Broadway in Kendall has for the past several months been going through recladding the lower level, and general renovations of the sidewalk. I've never liked this building a lot, but I do think that the renovations make it more generic. Not a whole lot of character here. These are photos from about about a month ago - they're doing a lot of work on the sidewalk these days.











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Old 11-11-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
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Re: Renovations at One Broadway - Kendall

Awful.

(Not your pics, CDubs.)
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:03 AM   #8
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Re: Renovations at One Broadway - Kendall

I didn't think it was possible to make that building any uglier but they have totally succeed. Who the F let that happen?
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Re: Renovations at One Broadway - Kendall

I miss the original exterior more and more each day. I'm hoping that part of the plan is to get that globe fountain across the way working again.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:51 PM   #10
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what on earth? I'd love to see how this looked in renderings, because I can't imagine this is what anyone wanted...
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Wait - found the thread for this. Can we combine the two?

http://www.archboston.org/community/...ead.php?t=2434
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:27 PM   #12
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The original proposal showed two high rises, one at each end.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:44 AM   #13
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what on earth? I'd love to see how this looked in renderings, because I can't imagine this is what anyone wanted...
There's an incredibly ugly rendering in the lobby of One Broadway - I wasn't able to find it online. The architecture firm behind it is Spagnolo Gisness & Assoc.

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Old 11-13-2008, 08:25 PM   #14
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Re: Renovations at One Broadway - Kendall

I don't know why, but I really like it...the parking garage part I mean...what am I saying? Well, for one thing it will make any other new developments around it look a lot better.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #15
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This afternoon:

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Re: Renovations at One Broadway - Kendall

Wow. I'd say lipstick on a pig but that would be giving too much credit. That is fugly.
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Worst. Redesign. Ever.
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Wait.. are you guys saying Alucobond doesn't make everything better??
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:15 AM   #19
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I'll be thrilled the day Alucobond isn't mandatory for new buildings, or renovations of existing structures.
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Worst. Redesign. Ever.
A runner up would be the mirrored glass bay window shaft tacked on to the Hilton Hotel in behind the Pru complex
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