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Old 02-08-2018, 09:20 PM   #481
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is the old building really bearing the load of the new bit?
Not exclusively. It's resting upon a new core.

It's likely additional columns were also installed.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:51 PM   #482
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:15 AM   #483
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I was holding out hope this would turn out ok but that glass work looks like a tumor.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:29 AM   #484
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It looks goofier in person if you actually look at it. But the good news is that mostly the streets are narrow and busy, so there is less time to contemplate the silliness. Also, the anodyne 2-D quality of the glass helps it recede somewhat.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:52 AM   #485
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it's hiding part of the upper Preggo. Win.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:15 AM   #486
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Itís so decoupled from the base architecturally that it creates effect of the top being from another building behind the base. And thatís the best thing I can say about this...
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:22 AM   #487
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They should have darkened the material behind the whiter portion of the glass.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:11 PM   #488
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:18 AM   #489
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Damn, I love that cap and this whole development. Between this and the new glass addition to 100 Federal, it's a welcome bit of showy flash to the very traditional Financial District.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:29 AM   #490
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Wish they'd done something to conceal the underside of the decking in the overhangs but all in all I'm on the pro side for this one.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:46 AM   #491
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Damn, I love that cap and this whole development. Between this and the new glass addition to 100 Federal, it's a welcome bit of showy flash to the very traditional Financial District.
I see this as incredibly awkward and arbitrary, the new addition doesn't even seem to want to relate to the original building - - like topping an ice cream sundae with wheat toast. The corners of the two buildings don't line up in a way that looks like an unkempt bed. Looking at that closer up pic from below of the two buildings' corners, I want to reach up and rearrange the positioning of the new one (but, perhaps that was the architect's intent - - to instigate that feeling).

I respect your opinion, and I'm trying real hard to like it. Is it trying to make a 'disruptive innovation' statement like Stata or the EF One building?
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:10 PM   #492
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I am into this. I was holding my comments until I went down there and saw it for myself. It is pretty nicely done. One can argue (as is done above) that this is discordant with the existing ... but I think that is not the right way of reading this one. It is COMPLETELY foreign. So foreign that it has to be on purpose. The new "floats" above the existing without visually touching. It has its own footprint, it has its own materiality. Whether you agree with the aesthetics or not can be argued subjectively ad nauseam, this is solid design thinking and well executed. Thumbs up from me.

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Old 03-01-2018, 01:25 PM   #493
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just saw it in person this past weekend and your assessment matches my own to a T.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:03 AM   #496
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+1 as well. I walked by it recently and it's good. It's a frankenstein's monster but it looks pretty good.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:09 AM   #497
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I have no idea what to think of this. Ill wait till I see it in person, but probably still wont know...either way its here.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:19 AM   #499
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I have no idea what to think of this. Ill wait till I see it in person, but probably still wont know...either way its here.
Looking at the pictures I want to PUKE. This is awful
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:28 AM   #500
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i think they botched this. Should have gone faux period correct like Lovejoy and Rowes Wharf. It would codify.... and in 60 years none would be the wiser, much less care.
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