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Old Posted Jun 12, 2007, 10:09 PM
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I also like the Filene's proposal.

I'm curious about the Winthrop Square site - can something really go to 1000 feet there given the proximity to Logan?
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Ya, Filenes will be great...and also about Wintrop Sq, their shouldn't be a problem with the FAA, their main concern is the South Boston Waterfront, and the FAA has placed many height restrictions there, but not so much in downtown. But one big thing that is being made a big deal of is that Winthrop Sq might cause 15 mins of shade on Boston Common every morning. So Belkin has to get past that obstacle to get this tower built.
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I really miss living in Boston, but fortunately there's this forum. Not a big fan of the Winthrop Square proposal. It seems more about making a statement than complimenting what's already there. Here's another rendering:


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any new Info or new pics of the park at northpoint? Is it done yet?
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Some nice designs there.

Especially these two.



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any new Info or new pics of the park at northpoint? Is it done yet?
The developers of Northpoint were in court over a huge law suit, so the project kind of came to a standstill for a bit, until they finally negotiated and now they have turned it over to a new developer. The project will continue, and as far as I know it is all the same design and whatnot.
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2007, 2:15 AM
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W boston and the theater district tower are now u/c ! I'm glad that these modern glass towers are being built! here is a constuction pic of the W(taken august 28th) :



Photo from "boston-condos-for-sale.com"
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2007, 10:18 PM
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this glassy gem broke ground at fan pier today:



Another euro-style tower for boston
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We finished our last roof deck of the season today and took a few pics of the finished product. This view down Columbus shows the 285 Columbus development (old Red Cross Bldg into condos), The Bryant (large crane) and the cranes for the Northeastern dorms in the distance...

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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 9:51 PM
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Filene's is begging construction aswell now as planned .
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The Hines website says that the 621' version of the South Station Tower is sceduled to start in "late 2007." Has anyone noticed anything resembling site prep, parking lot closings, soil testing, signs being put up, etc. down there?
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^Yep, I think they started construction last week or something.
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^Yep, I think they started construction last week or something.
Construction meaning demo/site prep, or are they actually starting excavation and foundations? Any pics? This would be the tallest building to go up in Boston since the Hancock in '76.

At 621', it won't be very tall, but it will be Boston tall.
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It'll be great when they start the 1000+ foot Winthrop Square tower. Then maybe we won't hear any more comments about how short the Boston skyline is. Boston has more 500 footers than most cities in the US and one of the biggest and best urban fabrics in the country IMO.
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Construction meaning demo/site prep, or are they actually starting excavation and foundations? Any pics? This would be the tallest building to go up in Boston since the Hancock in '76.

At 621', it won't be very tall, but it will be Boston tall.
Apparently there is scaffolding. However, I have not heard any official groundbreaking postponed until early 2008. You can follow the tower at archboston.com.

http://architecturalboston.com/forum...=asc&start=255

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Preconstruction activity at Columbus Center is happening. It looks like this project is being raised from the dead and into reality. This is project is actually being built atop interstate 90 and will restitched neighborhoods that have been torn apart by the highway. That's why it is estimate to cost $800 million.

http://www.boston.com/news/specials/...flash_graphic/
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Preconstruction activity at Columbus Center is happening. It looks like this project is being raised from the dead and into reality. This is project is actually being built atop interstate 90 and will restitched neighborhoods that have been torn apart by the highway. That's why it is estimate to cost $800 million.

http://www.boston.com/news/specials/...flash_graphic/
Holy crap, nearly a billion? Nevertheless, glad to see it has been resurrected. It looks quality.
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With a few exceptions most of the Boston projects are very conservative designs. Having never been there I don't know much about the city's architectural culture, whether the designs are client-driven or a product of firms that don't have enough chutzpah. Given the presence of Harvard and MIT, both of which have really great architecture programs, it surprises me that the level of design in Boston isn't top caliber and cutting edge. Can anyone offer insight into this?
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Conservative?

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With a few exceptions most of the Boston projects are very conservative designs. ... it surprises me that the level of design in Boston isn't top caliber and cutting edge. Can anyone offer insight into this?
One thing to say about that is that Boston's architectural heritage is conservative, something pointed out forcefully in the very appealing book Architecture Boston published for the 1970 AIA convention held there that year. Some of Boston's greatest architecture was conservative by the standards of the day. But it has aged better, overall, than trendier work might have. Another point is that modern architects had a field day in Boston and Cambridge in the 1950s and '60s. The city is a gallery of modernist works from that period and the public still hasn't gotten over it, beginning with Boston City Hall. So the conservative tastes since then are in some measure a reaction to the last generation's cutting edge productions.
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