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Old 06-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #21
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Re: The Berkeley | 370-380 Harrison Ave | South End

Boston Civic Design Commission panned the Related Beal project design for 370-380 Harrison Avenue last night.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/re...d-by-city.html
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:43 AM   #22
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Boston Civic Design Commission panned the Related Beal project design for 370-380 Harrison Avenue last night.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/re...d-by-city.html
Lol, thank goodness, but the first line of the article has me cracking up...

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It's not every day that the city's design commission sends a prominent developer back to the drawing board.
Um, it IS every day.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:01 PM   #23
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Boston Civic Design Commission panned the Related Beal project design for 370-380 Harrison Avenue last night.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/re...d-by-city.html
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:13 PM   #24
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I actually liked this design a lot. Where was this commission when crap like The Kensington, Waterside Place, and the blank black wall of 45 Province were getting pushed through?!

What were the main criticisms here?
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:32 PM   #25
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I actually liked this design a lot. Where was this commission when crap like The Kensington, Waterside Place, and the blank black wall of 45 Province were getting pushed through?!

What were the main criticisms here?
Need someone who has access behind the BBJ paywall to find out.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:09 PM   #26
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I actually liked this design a lot. Where was this commission when crap like The Kensington, Waterside Place, and the blank black wall of 45 Province were getting pushed through?!

What were the main criticisms here?
Those were all approved in the Menino era weren't they? I dont always agree with everything Mahty does but he did emphasize more architecturally interesting/ higher quality buildings didnt he?
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:00 PM   #27
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I actually liked this design a lot. Where was this commission when crap like The Kensington, Waterside Place, and the blank black wall of 45 Province were getting pushed through?!

What were the main criticisms here?
I agree. I think if they use the same quality materials they are currently using at Lovejoy, this would look great.
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:49 PM   #28
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i second that. i assume the 20 story tower has been knocked down to 7 or 8? that's ridiculous given the state that Boston is in. Much the same as 1 Greenway, a 255' crown for the neighborhood with improved, Late Victorian cladding would have been awesome. i'll be talking about this malfeasance for the next 6 months in the Globe. the developer should return with 19 stories and the right skin.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:05 PM   #29
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i whiffed on that one going for it a little, but instead confusing 370-380 Harrison Ave with Berkeley Investment's 20 story-255' apartment tower at 7 Channel Center/Ft Point.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:13 AM   #30
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If anyone has a bizjournals subscription theres some info and a bunch of renders on here. I do not so I cant post them.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/re...d-by-city.html
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haha... seriously.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:21 PM   #32
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:24 PM   #33
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:02 PM   #34
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Old renderings:

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Old 12-19-2016, 09:11 PM   #35
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New renders & plans.

I honestly wonder if the low quality of the initial renders was part of the problem.















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Old 12-19-2016, 09:31 PM   #36
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How is this new iteration superior to the last one? I thought the massing and use of materials was far better in the original. Now we get a big monolithic mass extending the whole length of the block at the top.

The BCDC is maddeningly arbitrary.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:33 PM   #37
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How is this new iteration superior to the last one? I thought the massing and use of materials was far better in the original. Now we get a big monolithic mass extending the whole length of the block at the top.

The BCDC is maddeningly arbitrary.
i too preferred the first iteration, by a lot.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:54 PM   #38
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^^this.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:10 PM   #39
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I'll take the newer version. This was going to be a superblock no matter what but the first version is a massive overdose of brick. The glass and ground floor pass thru lighten things up considerably, it now has more Utile and less Stern.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:13 PM   #40
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^ Agreed.
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