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Old 10-09-2017, 02:43 PM   #1101
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Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

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No but seriously what happened to the top




almost every building gets 10-20 appropriate floors sheered off.

i'm at a loss to understand the malevolence that results in such ugly building.

we lead the world in this garbage.

by contrast, the scale of highrise construction planned in (Los Angeles) is astonishing.

LA's current and future scale of building shouldn't be dwarfing Boston by this much.

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^It's rather disingenuous of you to make a statement like that when the images you posted- of the original proposal, no less- depict a shorter tower than what we ended up with.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:16 PM   #1103
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^^Indeed; a pleasant and much-welcomed example of planning for the future housing demand... *If it weren't for Martin Walsh's common sense approach the status quo might have been preserved.

But, it's still just fits and starts; short sighted, apologetic planning still rules much of the City; **(West End w/ several lowered towers..... 45 Worthington, and also 2 Charlesgate W which should (both) push toward 450~500') We will look back in a few years at so many opportunities for a stunning mix of architecture, height, density and desperately needed revenue (lost).

We laud a mix of height as the best way towards preserving the character Boston's neighborhoods, and still function as a modern (inclusive) City. The New York Streets (the best example) probably should have waited 5~10 years, and demand to mature, then got closer to the maximum 300'-325'. There are too many other parcels.

And the South End nimby's.... what legal recourse do they possess to hold back common-sense + BOLD planning in that part of Boston. It isn't Brookline.

Of all places, (it's actually current planning in LA) that's convinced me; a city with such limited land resources has to plan better and smarter than what we've seen (even) in the recent past.

i fear a half dozen cities starting to pull away from Boston in the future (15-20 years from now); when we might have trouble offering the capacity to attract the next Amazon/s.

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