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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:27 AM   #441
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odurandina if you upload the photo to imgur they include the bbcode text that needs to be pasted into the forum message box so you can just copy and paste then hit post. Look up "how to post on a forum from imgur" on google and you can find easy to follow instructions. The reason I suggest imgur is you don't even have to create and account. I use it whenever I am posting pictures.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:37 AM   #442
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Thanks,

The site won't let me post a link yet.

Maybe someone can close the gaps i left below, and re-post the image.

http: / imgur.com/asx5lI4

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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:59 AM   #443
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It is sleek and elegant and it is needed. But it is sad to see the last of the old Boston disappearing. I know that a 17th-18th century city cannot retain its spirit and beauty or even its identity - not in the US and not on the eastern seaboard. But it is still sad. We have so little respect for the past - in Boston of all places.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #444
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I'm not sure your comparisons of the lost historical buildings vs the vastly improved city of today are valid. In the last 50 years, the effects of building "up" on 100~120 parcels where it has been appropriate to do so, and increasing density are almost all positive imo. If the projects listed on the previous page get built by 2019~20, Boston will have about a dozen low~medium height skyscrapers rising above 590 feet, another ten rising over 500 feet, and about 40 other high rises reaching between 336 and 500 feet (100~152 meters).

You can blame the loss of the post-industrial city, with a number of historical buildings swept away on a number of factors (post-colonial Boston was already gone); But, it was the arrival of the car 100 years ago that most drastically changed Boston. The Back Bay replaced a marsh, and the Back Bay high spine (where they build tall) replaced a railroad yard. It was appropriate to build upward and gradually increase density here.

Bulldozers completely wiped the West End. It's renewal will be near complete with the 4 medium height towers at the TD Garden, and other recent additions such as the Converse Building. The north end of Roxbury, Downtown Crossing, the Seaport and Chinatown have seen change that would amaze most people - starting with those who've witnessed it. Other neighborhoods that were seedy have been turned around. And it's still going on.

In a very small city with little room to grow, most of the old buildings in the area we call the Financial District had to go. But, density has allowed Boston to build a tax base not just to build low-income housing, and build it's infrastructure, but to become a world class city...

What most threatens Boston's history isn't 62 buildings rising above 100 meters. It's our now, century-old relationship to the car, long work weeks, fast work/play/sports cycle, endless travel, going to the Cape, skiing/surfing, sports teams/radio, tv, apathy, electronic and social media, epidemic video junkieism ,(and people forgetting to look up when they return to Boston on Monday)...

A few loud complainers say the sky is falling. Its not true. We're not being crushed by Boston scale construction. The extent of our high rise building doesn't justify comparisons to New York. New York has over 5,600 high rise buildings, several hundred skyscrapers and super-talls.

Compared to 1950, the city we have today is damn near incredible.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #445
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forum won't let me post an image or link. the fake link below has two spaces. if someone could please copy then close these spaces, view the image and please repost it.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #446
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thank you...

needing to update the list. As most of you know, the Winthrop St. Garage was briefly taken hostage, but, the City of Boston has just cleared it's sale!! 111 Federal Street is all but a GO!

"And it’s time to get moving on the garage redevelopment, said Council President Bill Linehan. The hot real estate market won’t last forever, so the city should get the project started while it can."

“We have a real opportunity right now to move this project forward,” he said. “This could be an amazing development.”

so, i'm removing it from the maybe list because the cranes will be coming!


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proposed with significantly greater than zero chance of approval, etc;

1. BACK BAY STATION likely to reach 625-800 feet

2. Midwood Investment/Development diagonally across from Millenium Tower - likely to seek in range of 625-740 feet.

3. Equity Residential North Station was 46 stories; proposal now @ 44 stories 447 feet (after 2 height reductions)

4. 380 Stewart Street/John Hancock Tower #3 26 stories 380 feet


approved, under-construction, topped, +/- cladding or completed;


1. 111 Federal Street/Winthrop Garage 740-780 feet (BRA has given tacit approval for "very tall." now weighing the multiple redevelopment proposals)

2. Four Seasons/1 Dalton Street 61 stories 755 Feet (under construction) Olé!

3. Millennium Tower 55 stories 685 feet (topped out + cladding completed)

4. Copley Place Tower 52 stories 625~640 feet (incl mechanical screen, in early construction phase)

5. SOUTH STATION 41 stories 621 feet (has BRA approval w/ question marks)

6. **Harbor Garage/Don Chiofaro 52 stories 600 feet (900,000 sq ft limit/BRA now seeking alternate devloper)

7. Government Center (cylindrical) office tower 38 stories 528 feet (has BRA approval for 1 tower to reach 600 feet)

8. TD Garden Tower 1 (office tower) 33 stories 495 feet (BRA approved)

9. TD Garden Tower 2 (resident tower) 45 stories 486 feet (has BRA approval for 1 tower to reach 600 feet)

10. Government Center (residential) Tower 45 stories 480 feet (BRA approved)

11. Avalon North Station 38 stories 450 feet (nearing topped out)

12. 40 Trinity Place 33 stories 375 feet (approved; construction to commence shortly)

13. The Point Fenway 30 stories 344 feet (under construction)

14. Radian Boston 26 stories 343 feet (completed)

15. 45 Stewart St/AVA Theatre District 29 stories 336 feet (completed)


**Chiofaro should take this offer and fill this hell hole with a 600 foot tower... Frankly, God bless him. then provide a well-designed space with some trees....

The Aquarium isn't the 8th wonder of the world. The City of Boston will not allow visitors to get lost attempting to find the big tank full of snarky see creature employees.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 01:00 AM   #447
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Old December 15th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #448
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Old December 15th, 2015, 02:01 AM   #449
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Old December 15th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #450
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Old December 15th, 2015, 07:53 PM   #451
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Wow, great shot
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Old December 15th, 2015, 10:13 PM   #452
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Old December 16th, 2015, 12:35 AM   #453
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awesome....

btw, I wish the owners of the One Boston Place/BNY Mellon bldg could put a proper skyscraper crown up.... Even a circular ring @ 75% of the building's width would do nicely - and hide the awful, asymmetrical, hideously offensive, cubed shaped mechanical plant. It's been a blight on the already not-so-great Downtown Skyline going on half a century, but fortunately, with a very uncomplicated remedy.

I'm sure the owners can afford a few hundred thousand dollars to fix their 600 foot highrise.

I'd start a 'beautify the Mellon Building campaign' on Arch Boston if I could post....

*(when i signed up, posting privileges were never granted).
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Old December 16th, 2015, 08:26 AM   #454
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Old December 21st, 2015, 02:34 PM   #455
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Old December 21st, 2015, 07:44 PM   #460
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