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Old Posted Apr 5, 2009, 5:33 PM
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It looks like it could use some company in the skyline.
Ya I totally agree. beautiful building though!
People complain about the Atlanta skyline being too spread out. Its not as bad as that!
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2009, 8:41 PM
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Nice building, and I think part of what makes it probably stand out in many a Bostonions (is that how you would spell or say that? lol) mind is the fact that it does pretty much stand by itself as a piece of sculpture.

I think its perfectly fine as deserving of its own thread. Every city has a building or two that stands out in peoples minds for some reason. Though if it were put in another context could be overlooked and considered unimportant. I enjoy hearing about such buildings and how that cities people think about them and why they think of them the way they do.

Thanks for sharing. And yes, I think we have all seen the photos of that building missing most of its windows lol.
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2009, 9:20 PM
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^But if it were in another context, it would have been a totally different design. If Hancock wanted to build in DT Boston instead lets say, this tower might have been aesthetically similar, but likely much different in terms of form.
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I've always thought this was a great building. A different take on the glass-box monolith.

Didn't realise the observation deck had been closed. That's a pity, as the views were worth the entrance fee when I went up. Any ideas if/when it will reopen?
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Is there a bet that the obs deck will reopen after the completion of the new WTC?
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By far my favourite skyscraper in Boston. Beautiful.
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it's a gorgeous building
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2012, 9:12 PM
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Same pic, just in 2 different sizes



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It also makes a really nifty handle for a Boston corkscrew!

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