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Old 01-06-2018, 05:14 PM   #41
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Re: Hotel Project (Current Shell Station) | 1241 Boylston St | Fenway

Shell needs to go!! Their gasoline prices are through the roof!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:54 AM   #42
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BCDC design package:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...2-f145e62aab2a
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:27 PM   #43
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Shell needs to go!! Their gasoline prices are through the roof!!
Where do you think gasoline prices in the area are going once all the competion goes away?
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:29 PM   #44
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http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...4-a7949921c60e

BCDC design update. Stay with the brown terra cotta, please!

Also, have a look at those comments. "Tone down the building". "Oculus is too interesting." Yes, because we don't want our buildings to look interesting in Boston, no siree.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:33 PM   #45
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Not a big fan of the windowless chunk at the top.
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #46
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BCDC design update. Stay with the brown terra cotta, please!

Also, have a look at those comments. "Tone down the building". "Oculus is too interesting." Yes, because we don't want our buildings to look interesting in Boston, no siree.
I'm not a huge fan of brick colored terra cotta, but I wonder about the decision to change the color--it makes the building read more uniformly and therefor larger.

But generally, I think this is a great project and perfect for this area.
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:44 PM   #47
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Not a big fan of the windowless chunk at the top.
It's better than a bunch of exposed mechanical units. The screen could be a little more articulated though.
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:53 PM   #48
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The only tweak I'd made is to get rid of the misaligned windows on the bottom half and extend the aligned windows from the top half down to the base.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:04 PM   #49
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BCDC design update. Stay with the brown terra cotta, please!

Also, have a look at those comments. "Tone down the building". "Oculus is too interesting." Yes, because we don't want our buildings to look interesting in Boston, no siree.
Oof. This one is a step backwards.





















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Old 04-18-2018, 02:01 PM   #50
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Re: Hotel Project (Current Shell Station) | 1241 Boylston St | Fenway

I actually like this way more than the other stuff that's been going up in the Fenway recently. This is far more sensitive to the surrounding urbanism both in scale and design.
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I actually like this way more than the other stuff that's been going up in the Fenway recently. This is far more sensitive to the surrounding urbanism both in scale and design.
Ditto
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:02 AM   #52
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Re: Hotel Project (Current Shell Station) | 1241 Boylston St | Fenway

IAG Presentation:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...3-0e38b9d3d6bf

I'd still love to know who told them that red was too exciting, and they should go with beige.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:34 AM   #53
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I'd still love to know who told them that red was too exciting, and they should go with beige.
Good to see they fixed the alignment on the Boylston facade so that the streetwall is maintained and not obstructed/interrupted. Glad people raised that.



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Old 06-01-2018, 11:49 AM   #54
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Re: Hotel Project (Current Shell Station) | 1241 Boylston St | Fenway

IAG: "Hey it's short, plain, profoundly unexciting and beige.

The neighborhood gleefully welcomes you!"
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:46 PM   #55
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Re: Hotel Project (Current Shell Station) | 1241 Boylston St | Fenway

It’s pissing into the wind it with you, but nonetheless let’s just point out the fact that of all the neighborhoods, Fenway has a lot of classic old Boston architecture yet has allowed very substantial heights in multiple developments over the last few years... More so than anywhere else. You’re picking the wrong neighborhood to vilify.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:38 PM   #56
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...profoundly unexciting...
I'll agree, the articulation of the facade has (predictably) become a lot less interesting than the initial proposal.

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...and beige.
The color doesn't bother me at all, as it's consistent with the handsome row of tenements that it will abut, and much of the other built environment in the Fens.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:03 AM   #57
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Oof. This one is a step backwards.
Strongly disagree on that opinion. This looks much better.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:51 AM   #58
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Medical facility, is that you?
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