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2009 Awards Voting & Discussion Vote for your best and worst of 2009 and the decade.

View Poll Results: Worst Development Completed in 2009 (see photos below):
1. Korean Church, Brookline 15 29.41%
2. 45 Province Street 4 7.84%
3. The Clarendon 7 13.73%
4. One Marina Park Drive 24 47.06%
None - No development is worthy of being recognized as worst of '09 1 1.96%
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:45 AM   #1
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Worst New Development Completed in 2009

Worst New Development Completed in 2009

In the order nominated:

1. Korean Church, Brookline


2. 45 Province Street


3. The Clarendon


4. One Marina Park Drive
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009

Where did all of the previous awards discussion go?
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Ron, I'm getting the polls up and moving things around a little. The rest of the categories should be up--and the nominations threads back--by the end of the day.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009

Do we not have a completed photo of the Korean church?
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009

Wow I didn't realize there was such much hate for One Marina Park Drive. I actually don't think it's that bad. The ground level interaction is pretty good. Sure the materials leave a lot to be desired, but overall I think it will fit in well.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:52 AM   #6
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Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009

They all have good street interaction, but the Clarendon looks the worst.
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the Korean Church has good street interaction?
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:03 AM   #8
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Re: Worst New Development Completed in 2009

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Wow I didn't realize there was such much hate for One Marina Park Drive. I actually don't think it's that bad. The ground level interaction is pretty good. Sure the materials leave a lot to be desired, but overall I think it will fit in well.
Sorry, ground level interaction with what? It has nothing at ground level, and abuts nothing at ground level. From a design perspective its ground level design doesn't mesh with the rest of the building either. I think this thing is a massive fail in just about any way I can think of. I'd rather have another Filene's hole that this oinking fat pig of a building.
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Sorry, ground level interaction with what? It has nothing at ground level, and abuts nothing at ground level. From a design perspective its ground level design doesn't mesh with the rest of the building either. I think this thing is a massive fail in just about any way I can think of. I'd rather have another Filene's hole that this oinking fat pig of a building.
wow... i would rather have this building on the Filene's hole. I think that hole is the worst thing in Boston in a long time.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:22 AM   #10
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The hole can be remedied. One Marina Park Drive will be around for decades (at least). For me, it loses on the "hope" question.
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the Korean Church has good street interaction?
sort of, it may not be perfect, but it is small and has street-level windows and provides a nice contrast to look at while walking down the street
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I wonder if the Clarendon would look better if Frank Gehry redesigned the exterior, similar to his original design of Beekman Tower, before he slightly revised it. Here's an image:
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