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Old 02-17-2012, 08:45 AM   #61
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Not the greatest, but at least this building will have balconies, which IMO is always a plus.
They are definitely a plus for the resident. Is there an impact one way or the other for the overall environment? I don't know that I benefit in any direct way from a building having balconies if I don't live in it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #62
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Just an opinion - to me balconies provide texture and variety on what could otherwise be a flat alucobond/glass surface (by 'variety' I mean the varied objects of interest, from plants to grills to actual people and activity).

After this winter I think all new residential buildings will have balconies.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #63
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This could end up being one of those looks better in RL than as a draft proposals...
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #64
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The huge tree in the rendering is taller than the building...guess that shows the priorities of the project
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #65
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Think of it as vertical greenspace maximization.

(Next on the NIMBY agenda: height limits as "bluespace preservation").
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:54 PM   #66
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It looks like a BU dormitory from around 1960, only with Alucobond to "compliment" the cheap brick.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #67
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It looks like a BU dormitory from around 1960, only with Alucobond to "compliment" the cheap brick.
Alucobond is never a compliment.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #68
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^ Well played.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:54 AM   #69
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The balconies of Tremont on the Common are one of the building's worst features. Maybe this one will come out better.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #70
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Slowly, moving forward. A Board of Appeals meeting will be held May 22 to approve plans.

Fourteen stories, hotel, 231 residential units, retail and commercial space, a restaurant, and 184 parking spaces.

http://www.cityofboston.gov/ons/pdfs/northend.pdf (warning, PDF)
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #71
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Yesterday a crew was on site digging around with a small earth mover and staking out the place. I don't think they were doing soil samples, more like looking for tunnel support structures. Some fencing was piled on the Beverly Street side of the site.

Morano Site Boston 6/28
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #72
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Yesterday a crew was on site digging around with a small earth mover and staking out the place. I don't think they were doing soil samples, more like looking for tunnel support structures. Some fencing was piled on the Beverly Street side of the site.

Morano Site Boston 6/28
I can't wait for this to be built. It will certainly fill a void. Now if they can only put something in the damn TD Garden parking lot!
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #73
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Wow, I was there on Tuesday and there was literally nothing on that parcel. Exciting.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:53 AM   #74
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Yesterday a crew was on site digging around with a small earth mover and staking out the place. I don't think they were doing soil samples, more like looking for tunnel support structures. Some fencing was piled on the Beverly Street side of the site.
Too bad they could go to some dusty old archive and pull out some ye olde engineering diagrams that were drawn up all the way back in 1995 or so.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #75
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I'm getting impatient...when are they gonna start this?
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #76
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I'm getting impatient...when are they gonna start this?
The Boston Development Group on Thursday night won city approval to build The Merano, which will include a 210-room Courtyard Marriott hotel, 231 apartments, restaurants, and retail shops. Construction of the $165 million project is planned to start in the fall.

http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-1...ect-apartments
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #77
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The Boston Development Group on Thursday night won city approval to build The Merano, which will include a 210-room Courtyard Marriott hotel, 231 apartments, restaurants, and retail shops. Construction of the $165 million project is planned to start in the fall.

http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-1...ect-apartments
I'm guessing that was posted earlier and I just missed it...thanks for the help!
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #78
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Drove by this site this afternoon. There are two pieces of earth moving equipment on this site. No construction fencing or construction signage.

I wasn't able to take a picture.

Still, perhaps we're about to see some action with this project.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #79
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anything to cover up the facade of the VICTOR!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #80
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Anything on the Merano property is probably just staging for the Victor. Walking past it, you don't get the impression that they're about to get started.
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