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Old 05-12-2019, 10:37 AM   #201
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:38 AM   #202
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Overall I like how the varied massing gives the impression that this is a cluster of buildings, and the Miami tower will grow on me. That said, the low rise with the white string courses is awful, just pure uninspired schlock, like the designer lost a bet.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:21 AM   #203
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This sticks out even from Berkley and Columbus at the top of the south end which is cool. I like the white, maybe just for being different.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:26 AM   #204
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The white looks good to me. It looks...white. Most white buildings here look off white or have a crappy texture. I think this looks real good and all of the different parts work well together including the surrounding buildings.


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Old 05-14-2019, 09:40 AM   #205
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This is the first time I've wandered into this thread and I'm pleasantly surprised. This looks like a good project overall and the white tower appears to be well executed. Offset window alignments could be hit or miss but it works well here, IMO. The gingerbread house icing on the short buildings are a bit much, but that may be about it.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #206
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I was a hater until I saw it in person, just passed on the train and I like it. The white is cool, it sort of reminds me of a pristine lavatory, or a futurized MGH building, or something out of Clockwork Orange.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:16 PM   #207
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This is the first time I've wandered into this thread and I'm pleasantly surprised. This looks like a good project overall and the white tower appears to be well executed. Offset window alignments could be hit or miss but it works well here, IMO. The gingerbread house icing on the short buildings are a bit much, but that may be about it.
I don't think that low rise portion with the white trim is part of this project. But agreed, I really like how this came out. It's not a stunner but its certainly not bad either.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:38 PM   #208
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I don't think that low rise portion with the white trim is part of this project. But agreed, I really like how this came out. It's not a stunner but its certainly not bad either.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:36 AM   #209
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It is part of LightView.
Thanks for the confirmation, I'm not going nuts.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:19 AM   #210
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It's an homage to Symphony Towers.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:26 AM   #211
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The white looks good to me. It looks...white. Most white buildings here look off white or have a crappy texture. I think this looks real good and all of the different parts work well together including the surrounding buildings.
Give it a winter or two......

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:19 PM   #212
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From 5/11

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:22 PM   #213
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:04 PM   #214
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From 5/21. Click in to view larger.

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Old 05-31-2019, 09:11 PM   #215
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Also note the presence of that new Central Square in front of this one.

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:22 AM   #217
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I think this looks great, they really did the stepped back stepped up massing well here. The brick portions look especially good. The white part also looks much better than the usual dull crappy stuff as well.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:43 AM   #218
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So I was biking past last night and noticed this... Don't remember it in any of the planning docs but its actually pretty neat... Looks like they're still installing it obviously but I hope they plan on making them in a pattern or something less random...



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