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Old 06-14-2019, 01:34 PM   #81
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Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

Did I count 35 floors on that building? That facade is classy AF.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:39 PM   #82
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^^The original proposal was 33 stories and 395'. Tough to be sure from that render.
Looks like the same number of floors, or maybe 1 or 2 more?
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:52 PM   #83
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Wow I thought this was gonna be glass, thats bad.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:01 PM   #84
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It looks like a cross between Proto and Avalon North Station. At first blush I don't like it, particularly as a city's tallest.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:05 PM   #85
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It's great close up but not great zoomed out. Could just be the render, similar to what happened with MIT's Building 4. High-quality facade that we all hated in drawings but liked in reality.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:18 PM   #86
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Wow I thought this was gonna be glass, thats bad.
Always the optimist--i'm surprised by your dislike.
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It looks like a cross between Proto and Avalon North Station. At first blush I don't like it, particularly as a city's tallest.
This looks very good, imo.
i think the more all glass stuff that goes up can be used by nimby's to denounce development.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:24 PM   #87
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Its alright, i was just looking forward to this with its mini hancock thing goin on. The new ones fine but its one of those precast towers you expect to see built for northeastern or something out on huntington ave. Actually I forget the name but it reminds me of that cancelled res tower that was proposed over there. Precast college dorm is fine, in context, but just doesnt scream Cambridges tallest to me. Itll be hidden by Volpe anyways and its off in the back anyways so no biggie.





Would have been nice next to the Volpe tower though.


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Old 06-14-2019, 04:37 PM   #88
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I am not a fan of pre-cast, but with MXD I being a glass box, do we really need another glass box for MXD II? This thing looks a lot like the condo building behind Lord & Taylor.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:18 AM   #89
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More proto less northeastern would be nice imo.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:07 PM   #90
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:43 PM   #91
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Rooftop abatement from a few days ago.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:21 AM   #92
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If we have a mod changing names at the moment, recommend a change to "Google (MXD) | 325 Main Street | Kendall Square" to differentiate from the residential tower.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:36 AM   #93
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^too late, I'm already all confused. Whats this residential tower you speak of?
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:48 AM   #94
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^too late, I'm already all confused. Whats this residential tower you speak of?
The residential building will be adjacent to the new Akamai building on Broadway (MXD phase 1, nearly complete). It will be built above the existing Kendall Center Blue Garage.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:50 PM   #95
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^too late, I'm already all confused. Whats this residential tower you speak of?
The new thread I created is "MXD Residential Tower | 135 Broadway | Kendall Square". The tower was discussed on the last couple of pages of this thread.

The reason MXD Phase II includes projects in two discontinuous locations is that the developer (Boston Properties - BXP) passed a master plan by the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority that included a phase 2 of an office tower and a residential tower. BXP intended to build them both on the MXD site at Broadway/Galileo/Binney (125 Broadway for Akamai was MXD I). Then, Google came calling and asked if they could partner on a new office tower to replace a portion of Cambridge Center, which BXP also owns. Because Cambridge Center is also technically a part of the MXD project boundary, they transferred the tower project from the corner of Binney and the Pedestrian Walk to 125 Main.

MXD II is a project consisting of two buildings more than a block apart (ccole posted the residential tower stuff on the right thread). I started this thread for the office tower when it was proposed. The residential tower is now a thing, and since they're entirely different projects in reality I think it's appropriate to have two threads.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:29 PM   #97
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Found this new sampler on the north side of the yellow garage which maybe related to this project.





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^ Yea looks about right when matched with the render. Looks really good imo.

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