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Old February 2nd, 2007, 07:21 PM   #41
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i love boxy towers, they're simply elegant and when they're really tall they look bigger than with any other shape.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 07:27 PM   #42
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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #43
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I don't think anybody has updated the actual height of this building...on the title of this thread it says 1,000 ft. The actual height to the top of the glass is 1,087 ft. and the tip of the spire will reach a dizzying 1,270 ft.!! Maybe not as huge as some of the other megatowers in other parts of the world but that's HUGE for Boston!
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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #44
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Well this tower if constructed will be one of the best 1000+ footers in the world. It just looks so nice, it seems like it was taken out of the studio of the WTC in NY.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #45
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Yes, it will be a nice building but I don't know about the best.

Also, this doesn't look very imaginative for Renzo Piano.

This is the Renzo Piano designed Aurora Place in Sydney:



In this image its the big fat white building.

Shows how well it fits into the skyline. Looks even more spectacular from the harbour. Since Boston also has a harbour, I think a more unique building should be built. But then again, from all I've heard, Boston is a very proper and sensible place. So I suppose a proper and sensible and nice building would be good.



Just my thoughts...
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:58 PM   #46
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Nice, i would love to see this in Boston.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:12 AM   #47
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Looks nice to me, and DAMN that is tall...
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:12 AM   #48
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has shades of NYC's new Times Tower...but this is nice...crispy...more glass...slender....i say build it Boston ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! !! !! !! !! ! !!! !! !!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #49
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Not necessarily good news but apparently, the height to the roof is now at least 1,145ft. I'm not exactly sure if the spire will soar any higher than 1270 ft with the change. Also it is now 80 floors instead of the original 75 floors.

In the shadow of the future?
Trans National Place tower up for review
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Projected as the tallest building in New England, the proposed Trans National Place tower, slated for completion in 2011, could cast a shadow over the Boston Public Garden.

At 80 floors and 1.3 million square feet of office space, the 1,000-foot tower would be located at 133 Federal St. and is set to enter its official review phase this summer.

According to the Friends of the Boston Public Garden, the tower would cast a 15-minute shadow over the park every morning.

Project officials are unsure of the predictions and said they are performing a "comprehensive series of studies."

Backed by Trans National Properties of Boston, the project will include 40,000 square feet of retail space and 31,000 square feet of public space. Trans National Properties owner Steve Belkin said the tower incorporates "innovative world-class sustainable design."

In 2011, Boston's skyline will feature three new skyscrapers. Here are Boston's projected top-five tallest buildings in 2011:

1. Trans National Place: 1,145 feet
2. South Bay Tower: 777 feet
3. Hancock Place: 771 feet
4. Prudential Tower: 732 feet
5. South Station Tower: 604 feet

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Old June 9th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #50
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we need to build this one too ..Boston will look remarcable
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #51
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This building is amazing! Fianally Boston is getting Taller! Wow, this building is elegant!
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #52
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Thats nice! Boston's highrises are spectacular but the city is lacking of skyscrapers. I am hoping that it will go through.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #53
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With the three new skyscrapers, Boston will be no more shadow in the future.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 05:22 AM   #54
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Here's a diagram I made of the tower compared with Boston's sister cities (SF, Philly) tallest tower. The diagram is probably inaccurate due to the fact that there isn't a final height announced yet. I used SSP diagrams.

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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:22 AM   #55
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The tower is gonna be in 2 times higher than the original Boston skyline
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Old July 4th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #56
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Whats a NIMBY? ive seen it on a ton of sites, never bothered to ask lol. Anyway, the new height is good. i was embarassed when i looked at the top 100 tallest in the world, and boston didnt have one. I know the boxy shape many dont like, but face it, in bostons skyline it looks very creative, because our buildings are all boxy. plus its very enviromentally friendly, and i cant wait to go up that elavator.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #57
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Whats a NIMBY? ive seen it on a ton of sites, never bothered to ask lol.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #59
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love the building, and I hope Piano will do a better job than what he did in New York with the Times building.
I Love Boston, and I think this would be a great addition.
please build it!!!!
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Old July 5th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #60
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I thought Piano wasnt designing it anymore?
heard there was a fallout.

in fact, theres no reason to believe the building in these renders will ever be built! a different tower probably.
anyone got updates?
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