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Old 01-26-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Nominations: ArchBoston best new developments 2013-2017

I'll create a poll later once the nominations are in. Best new developments 2013-2017.

Please put in nominations that are either finished or have substantial portions finished.

My nominations:
Millennium Tower (obs)
Assembly Row (not finished but I love the ground level)
Lovejoy Wharf

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Old 01-26-2018, 04:33 PM   #2
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One Seaport Square
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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Hub on Causeway
That's barely even out of the ground. Too early to be in the poll imho.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:48 PM   #4
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That's barely even out of the ground. Too early to be in the poll imho.
Are we going to have a “best u/c development” category?
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:01 PM   #5
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Are we going to have a “best u/c development” category?
I guess we should. Maybe most exciting u/c or approved projects.

Just it's hard to compare renders to how it acutally turns out. For example I liked the Pierce much more in renders then how it turned out.

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Old 01-26-2018, 05:07 PM   #6
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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Mass art treehouse.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:49 PM   #8
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- Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Center



- Suffolk University Academic Building 20 Somerset St



- PwC 101 Seaport Blvd



- 10 Farnsworth St



- Godfrey Hotel 59 Temple Place



- Berklee College of Music Dorm Tower 168 Mass Ave



- Lovejoy Wharf Hoffman Building, Converse HQ


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Old 01-27-2018, 12:02 AM   #9
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What are people's thoughts on Channel Center now that it's a few years old? I'm not saying it necessarily deserves to be on this list; just curious if the color scheme rubs people the right way or if they think it's obnoxious. I still like the splash of color it adds to the area.

Also I'll second the MassArt Tree House. As a piece of design, I'm hard pressed to think of anything made in the last decade that approaches its chutzpah.

EDIT: have to add the Chevron onto this list, and maybe give 225 Centre an honorable mention for being what Boston needs 3,000 more of.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:09 AM   #10
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- PwC 101 Seaport Blvd
I acutally like 121 Seaport Blvd better as it's a circle and not a box.

Though together I acutally find that they complement each other well.

I haven't been over to that area recent to see how the ground level is shaping up though.

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Old 01-27-2018, 08:19 AM   #11
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Best by a very wide margin is the rehabilitation of the Ferdinand Building and the stunning addition (the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building) by Francine Houben/Mecanoo.

This is real architecture, thoughtfully imagined, and executed with proper materials.

More like this, please...
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:00 AM   #12
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I acutally like 121 Seaport Blvd better as it's a circle and not a box.
I like 121, but the proportions, form, and overall design are extremely refined/perfected with 101. Despite it being a box, I think there is still a lot of architectural merit with 101.

121 with the same amount of refinement and quality materials would have been an absolute winner...

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What are people's thoughts on Channel Center now that it's a few years old? I'm not saying it necessarily deserves to be on this list; just curious if the color scheme rubs people the right way or if they think it's obnoxious. I still like the splash of color it adds to the area.
At first I hated it, but I welcome the colors now. Not the best development for sure, but in my opinion those splashes of color are just enough to make it stand out but not too much. [I know it's currently by itself so it naturally stands out, but in a few years it won't be]
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:42 PM   #13
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Conley Terminal Dedicated Freight Corridor

SilverLine to Chelsea
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:23 PM   #14
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Re: Nominations: ArchBoston best new developments 2013-2017

Continuum
MetroMark Apartments
The Eddy
The Merc (fantastic urban building)
Harvard Kennedy School reconstruction
Room & Board (Newbury and Mass Ave)
The Harlo
New Balance Center office building

Honestly it's been a really good stretch, all things considered. Plenty of dense, urban buildings going up all around the inner ring. Decent architecture and the street levels are usually great.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:54 PM   #15
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Lovely wharf
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:49 PM   #16
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Re: Nominations: ArchBoston best new developments 2013-2017

Some personal favorites:

451 Marlborough Street
290 Cambridge Street
Liberty Mutual
Millennium III
Ferdinand Building
Our Lady of Good Voyage
One Channel Center
315 on A
Chevron
Lovejoy Wharf
Ink Block

And some other that might be considered:

Avalon Exeter
Radian
Van Ness
Viridian
MetroMark Apartments (JP)
One Greenway
Troy Boston
AVA Theater District
Hong Lok
Girard
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:38 PM   #17
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AVA Theater District
Think that might be the only one nominated on both the worst and the best lists. Interesting.

Personally I like the street level (on Stuart). The rest of it is meh.
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One Seaport Square
Lovejoy Wharf
Mass Art Treehouse dorm
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:45 PM   #19
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MassArt Treehouse: Great project but already won best development in 2012.
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The Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, Northeastern University ISEC, Maya Lin Novartis Building, Boston Public Library Renovation, Harvard Fogg Museum Renovation, MGH Museum.
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