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Old 03-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #21
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im actualy kind of liking it from this angle... and i know it wont stay, but i agree about the red looking good.. kinda wish they didnt have to take it down.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
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At this stage, anyway, it's looking better than I imagined. Which isn't terrific, but pleasant enough.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:01 AM   #23
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^ agree better than I thought it would come out,though still not finnished!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:23 AM   #24
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Another nice shot!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:51 AM   #25
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As most everyone has stated...the design is bland but it is looking a bit better than expected. The glass is looking nice. If more glass buildings ever get build on Fan Pier, hopefully they are more ambitious, but this one at least tells you it is modern.

It screams Kendall Square rather than 'hot new waterfront property' but it's small, compact and pretty harmless.

Two Financial Center on the other hand is an abomination of design and ambition. I don't care if it blends in or not.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:58 AM   #26
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i think it is funny that with the posting of one pic, the tides seem to be turning a little on the public opinion of the building.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:06 AM   #27
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Not I.

It's still a graceless box where a fine-grained street grid should be.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:45 AM   #28
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i think it is funny that with the posting of one pic, the tides seem to be turning a little on the public opinion of the building.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:01 AM   #29
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:16 AM   #30
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It looks like a Giant City Hall with WINDOWS.

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Old 03-31-2009, 12:58 PM   #31
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I think it looks good with the scaffolding on it. Can we keep it?
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:29 PM   #32
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Man you guys are harsh. It's not THAT bad, is it? Do you like this more or less than the Northeastern dorms?
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:13 PM   #33
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another shot from today I don't hate this building was just hopeing for more,yes better than NE. dorms
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:30 PM   #34
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I guess that's the new "better than a parking lot".

At least this looks like a breath of fresh air next to the squat, fortresslike courthouse.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:46 PM   #35
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Man you guys are harsh. It's not THAT bad, is it? Do you like this more or less than the Northeastern dorms?
IMHO I think this is nicer than the Northeastern dorms. This is just boring, the dorms are offensive.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:32 AM   #36
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At least this looks like a breath of fresh air next to the squat, fortresslike courthouse.
yes, but at least it's trying to be squat and fortress-like. that fan pier thing doesn't have any opinion of itself at all.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #37
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This shot makes me wish the architects had incorporated some brown I-beams in the exterior, maybe along the horizontals rather than the precast, or framing the big glass sections. Or along the street where that lobby is.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:48 PM   #38
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4/9/09

"one marina park drive" and context:







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Old 04-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #39
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Has anyone heard anything about who will be the tenants?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:12 PM   #40
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Coming to Fan Pier, April 25:



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