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Old 06-13-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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better 111 huntington

I threw this picture in paint and then chopped the top off of 111 huntington, which has an extremely ugly crown. I think this makes it look much better as a filler building and it even looks good now. How it stands today its just a filler building that stands out because of the extremely ugly crown. This makes this existing building look brand new check it out.
- Its JohnAKeith's photo it i just edited it.

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Old 06-13-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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I like it much better with the crown.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:16 AM   #3
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It's not a filler building, it's intended to be prominent on the skyline.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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the crown looks bad its r2d2 meets goldman sachs jersey city.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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Demanding a crown is one of the few things Menino has done right, ever. That mock-up looks awful.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:37 AM   #6
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I like it with the crown a lot more.

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Old 06-13-2010, 06:53 PM   #7
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The crown is much better. I personally love the crown and without it, 111 is as dull as a rock.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #8
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It's not a filler building, it's intended to be prominent on the skyline.
It's a filler building, save for the crown. It's nothing that hadn't already been done by 1988.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:01 PM   #9
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It's a filler building, save for the crown. It's nothing that hadn't already been done by 1988.
Yeah...in other cities. Not Boston though.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:36 AM   #10
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I hate the crown. It looks like supersized mall ornamentation.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:51 AM   #11
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It looks like supersized mall ornamentation.
True, but it still looks worse without it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:21 AM   #12
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:38 PM   #13
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Does anyone have a picture of the crown from when it was first opened? If I remember correctly shortly after opening they were having problems maintaining the crown, I think it was rusting.

I think it looked alot better when it first opened versus now, it was pretty and shiny!!!
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you rather this >
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #15
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Does anyone have a picture of the crown from when it was first opened? If I remember correctly shortly after opening they were having problems maintaining the crown, I think it was rusting.

I think it looked alot better when it first opened versus now, it was pretty and shiny!!!
Ur right it was nicer but rusted!
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #16
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Love it!

Except that crap on the right side. Oh well. :P

Great photos.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:18 AM   #18
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Woah! References! Bah!
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:52 PM   #19
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Anti-crown. What is the point of a crown on a buildings? What is its meaning beyond mere ornament? Architects used to ask questions like that.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:20 PM   #20
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What's wrong with "mere ornament" ?
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