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Old 01-23-2018, 08:28 AM   #21
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

I went to the presentation for the motormart garage residential project yesterday. It's one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen. It looks like it was lifted from the set of a city in Star Wars. It's a post modern mish mash of incongruous elements. It rises 290 feet above the maggiano's side of the building. Sadly, my iphone froze up while the image was on the screen.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:16 AM   #22
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Boston gonna Boston.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:04 AM   #23
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Ugliness aside. There would be fantastic views from the top floors of this at 280-290 feet.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:28 AM   #24
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Did you gasp audibly and ask "What the fuck is that?"

I should start going to these meetings and doing that.
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:22 PM   #25
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Or, "That was really funny, but let's see the real design"
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:16 PM   #26
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I just hope the BPDA and BCDC tell them to scrap it and go back to the drawing board. It was slapdash. They tried to incorporate the vertical limestone elements of the garage, but that seemed to peter out about halfway up...the glass looked kind of dark green but maybe that was just the rendering. The top 1/3 had these bizarre balconies that cut into the building on one side and balconies that emerged from the building on the other side. The building is curved in kind of an elliptical shape. The effect was abysmal imho.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #27
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Did you gasp audibly and ask "What the fuck is that?"

I should start going to these meetings and doing that.
Ah, the old reaction to the unveiling of the winning Boston City Hall design in 1962--a time-honored classic!

"When the sheet was lifted to reveal their model, there were gasps in the room. One person reportedly exclaimed, “What the hell is that?” Dazed and elated, the winning architects went to shake hands with a no less befuddled [Mayor] Collins."
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:04 AM   #28
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I just hope the BPDA and BCDC tell them to scrap it and go back to the drawing board. It was slapdash. They tried to incorporate the vertical limestone elements of the garage, but that seemed to peter out about halfway up...the glass looked kind of dark green but maybe that was just the rendering. The top 1/3 had these bizarre balconies that cut into the building on one side and balconies that emerged from the building on the other side. The building is curved in kind of an elliptical shape. The effect was abysmal imho.
Maybe it's shaped for creative shadow avoidance?
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:15 AM   #29
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How many residential floors are there?
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:09 PM   #30
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Development doesn't stop for storms. 17-story, 233,500 SF square foot
residential tower containing 280 apartments and condos proposed atop 9-story Motor Mart Garage on Stuart St.
https://mobile.twitter.com/SteveAdam...20037039460353
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:09 PM   #31
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A render would be nice... though I'm already expecting shit show.
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