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Old 10-01-2018, 10:05 AM   #2421
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I completely agree. Sadly, Beacon Street along the Common is a perfect place for some tall buildings as they would not cast shadows on the park at all.

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I am as YIMBY as most of the rest of us here, but the North End is a neighborhood too far, in my opinion. This is one of two areas in the city which absolutely should not have height, along with Beacon Hill.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:49 AM   #2422
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The only part of Beacon Hill that can get some significant height is the part within 2 blocks of the West End and Downtown.

And even that is unlikely.

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Old 11-03-2018, 04:09 PM   #2423
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New views I had not seen from the landscape architect's site:



via DirtWorks Landscape Architecture

Lots of lobby and courtyard (garage roof?) shots here:
http://dirtworks.us/portfolio/bulfinch-crossing/
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:47 PM   #2424
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Impressive ^ if somewhat Dubai-ish. Will it get built in that form?
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:22 AM   #2425
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Will it get built in that form?
Well, Im told that the steel has been ordered, so Id assume so.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:50 AM   #2426
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Well, Im told that the steel has been ordered, so Id assume so.
Excellent news! This is going to be spectacular!
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:34 AM   #2427
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Well, Im told that the steel has been ordered, so Id assume so.
Out of curiosity, where are they going to source this steel from?
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:01 PM   #2428
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That is friggin incredible. I didnt even think about how they were going to treat the roof of the garage, looks amazing. To go from the garage thats there now to this is one of the most incredible transformations iv ever seen.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:07 PM   #2429
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Pulled from the link.


















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Old 11-04-2018, 01:12 PM   #2430
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I know its supposed to look like a pig from the side but that bottom right pic looks fine.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:15 PM   #2431
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...where are they going to source this steel from?
Uncertain. I didnt ask, which is a bit out of character for me.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:27 PM   #2432
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I know its supposed to look like a pig from the side but that bottom right pic looks fine.
To be fair the views from I93 north will be blocked by the TD garden towers, and the south by downtown. This tower will be the most visble from the East (harbor) and west (Cambridge/Charles). And east/west is the skinny side, and has the best angles.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:29 PM   #2433
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I have a render of the fat side being visible from around the Charles, but it seems to be pretty nice regardless.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:00 PM   #2434
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What's the phasing for the office tower component? Does that cluster of botique office and hotel space get coupled in with this?
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:02 PM   #2435
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You barely even notice 200 sudbury the smaller condo? tower, but its still about a 35 story tower.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:30 PM   #2436
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So what's the timeline on 1 congress?
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:45 PM   #2437
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FAA confirming >640' could be up any moment....

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I know its supposed to look like a pig from the side but that bottom right pic looks fine.
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To be fair the views from I93 north will be blocked by the TD garden towers, and the south by downtown. This tower will be the most visble from the East (harbor) and west (Cambridge/Charles). And east/west is the skinny side, and has the best angles.
the tallness of the curtain wall peak/spire should help abate the fatness.....

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You barely even notice 200 sudbury the smaller condo? tower, but its still about a 35 story tower.
27~28 stories/ ~336`~342'

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Old 11-04-2018, 05:52 PM   #2438
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So what's the timeline on 1 congress?
^Summer 2019 groundbreaking, per:

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Financing secured, construction of tower at Government Center Garage starts next summer
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...3OL/story.html

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What's the phasing for the office tower component? Does that cluster of botique office and hotel space get coupled in with this?
^Multiple phases, per:

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Yes, the garage demo should take place with this phase, at least according to their original plans. Below is the phased timeline they provided (page 5 of their presentation in December 2015):

EDIT: although this phasing plan dates to 2015...anyone know if there's been an update?
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #2439
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the tallness of the curtain wall peak/spire should help abate the fatness.....



27~28 stories/ ~336`~342'
I count 28 then you have a 3 story lobby. Then height wise the crown is 2-3, but 29 actual floors with the 1st being 3 floors tall.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:33 AM   #2440
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Are they going to shut down congress st while the garage comes down atop it? Because going by how long it took to get the first corner down that is going be an extended period of time
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