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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #81
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I keep myfingers crossed for this new landmark in Boston!!!! Really nice one that fits perfectly into the Boston skyline!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #82
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Wow I really love this tower. And yea it does fit in pretty well!
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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #83
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O.K design, nothing special. The height is great
any news?
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Old January 26th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #84
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Nope. The parking garage on the tower's site will be demolished in 2009, as planned. It will be a while until we see any news from this tower .
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Old January 27th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #85
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But still proposal, or now approved??
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Old January 27th, 2008, 02:37 AM   #86
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But still proposal, or now approved??
Still just a propsal. It's slowly progressing, as one of the properties that would be demolished has a September 2008 date to vacate. Since Piano resigned, we haven't even seen an updated render. It'll be a while on this one.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #87
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Beautiful. Is it the same "green giant", that was proposed earlier?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #88
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Yup, just fatter since the developer asked for a bigger floorplate (some of the higher-price things, like the external elevator, have been removed ).
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #89
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This will quickly move Boston's skyline into the top 5 in the country.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #90
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This will quickly move Boston's skyline into the top 5 in the country.
That pic doesn't include the 600' South Station Tower on the left and another one at about 350', Russia Wharf, to the right of that. The skyline is improving.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 01:15 PM   #91
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That tower will really dwarf the rest of the skyline, but it looks ok IMO.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #92
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Boston's skyline is in dire need of this tower.

I hope it gets built!
I agree. A big city like Boston needs a skyline that really represents it.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #93
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This project is becoming more of a pipe dream every day:

1. FAA is pressuring the developer to lower the height to 800 ft
2. demolition delayed until 2010 by the earliest
3. not enough demand for tower, developer doesn't even have a lead tenant
4. very little news about this lately, Boston already has many short towers going up, so this isn't necessary nor even wanted

So it's not a dead project yet, but it's looking very close to one.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #94
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i never had much hope for that tower
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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #95
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These are not good news for Boston, I like that building a lot
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #96
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Lousy scrum-buffing FAA is trying to reduce the height of this tower to 800 feet. I just wanted the building to stay above 300 metres. I guess the architect who is designing Trans National Place probably hates the FAA.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:44 AM   #97
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There is no way that this tower will get under construction, we have two 400 ft towers on hold as well (including one which made a massive hole in the middle of downtown), so if there isn't enough demand for a few short towers, there definately isn't enough demand for this. Suffice to say, I'd say this project is dead pernamently.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #98
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This tower does look very good...and not too tall!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #99
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Not surprised, given that it is Boston after all. This is officially dead. What a joke. Nothing but the mayor spouting hot air. Development in Boston is pathetic.
Developer’s move nixes plan for Tommy’s Tower
By Thomas Grillo
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The 1,000-foot Tommy’s Tower is dead.

Steven Belkin, the developer of what would have been the city’s tallest skyscraper, is selling his 56,000-square-foot building in the Fenway and moving his Trans National Group travel agency to 133 Federal St., sources told the Herald.

The 12-story Financial District tower would have been demolished to make way for the 80-story glass tower that Mayor Thomas M. Menino hoped would be built. With TNT Vacations moving its staff to Federal Street, it is unlikely Belkin will raze the building anytime soon, sources said.

This is the latest in a series of missteps that doomed the “iconic tower.” First, Belkin and celebrated Italian architect Renzo Piano parted ways. Later, Belkin and the city could not agree on a price for the Winthrop Square parking garage, which would have been part of the project. Then financing for commercial development over $10 million dried up.

Robert Griffin, president of Cushman & Wakefield, the global commercial real estate company, is handling the sale of the Fenway property at 2 Charlesgate West near Fenway Park [map]. He said the six-story building’s location near the Longwood medical area makes it a valuable asset at a time when the vacancy rate in that area is zero. The building is assessed at $5.6 million.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #100
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There nothing iconic about this building. I couldn't see it getting built. But who knows maybe theres still hope, I don't think there is but who am I.
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