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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #101
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Wasn't a bad design, would look appropriate compared to the Hancock. Certainly as you said though not iconic, but still a good tower. Shame but oh well. Would have still spruced up the skyline.

However It'd be nice to fill up the gap between the Hancock and Downtown (Cluster of Skyscrapers) so maybe we'll get something there in the 600-1,000 foot range. Though on second thought it's going to take more than 1 building to fill that gap. lol
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Old February 19th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #102
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from what I've seen in pictures thats a pretty big gap much bigger then micheal strahan's lol
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #103
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In a way, I like that gap(the skyline, not Strahan's)! What I wish to see is more density in the two areas. If Copley Place and Columbus center get built, along with whatever tower gets built at the Christian Science Plaza, the two towers proposed at the Prudential center and parcels over the mass pike, it would look great!
Then in downtown, which has a 5 500' towers proposed, along with the now U/C Russia Wharf, hopefully U/C soon Filene's and maybe one day the North Station Towers.
I am an optimist and I love density, so I can hope!
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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #104
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Tower is not dead. Might be shorter and/or slimmer though

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Developer Steve Belkin has altered his plans for a controversial new tower on the site of a city-owned parking garage, telling Boston officials he still hopes to build on the site but no longer intends to tear down an adjacent office building, Belkin and a city official said.

“We’re still hopeful that they’ll be able to refine the plan and come back and talk to us in the next few months,” Boston Redevelopment Authority Director John Palmieri said.

Belkin, whose Trans National Group is moving back into his building at 133 Federal St., said through a spokeswoman: “Our company is committed to moving forward on the Trans National Place project at Winthrop Square and believe there is still a tremendous opportunity to build an iconic tower for Boston on this site. “

A final design for the site could include the existing building, Palmieri acknowledged.

When Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced he wanted a tower of around 1,000 feet built in the neighborhood several years ago, Belkin was the city’s pick. But the Federal Aviation Administration nixed the idea, given the proximity of the site to Logan International Airport.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #105
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i LOVE this building...and LOVE boston!!!
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Old May 9th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #106
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boston really needs this!!!!!
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Old May 9th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #107
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Sorry, but this project is guaranteed not going to happen, it's blocked by the FAA, the developer doesn't have the money, and there's many other projects on hold in Boston; the only person pushing this tower is the lunatic mayor who just wants to stroke his ego with this by leaving a physical mark on the city, but now that there's a 750ft tower proposed a bit north of this site, I think his ego is safe (plus the other tower's design is better).
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Old May 10th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #108
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Looks very nice. I think Boston skyline deserves a new tallest !
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Old November 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #109
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In a way, I like that gap(the skyline, not Strahan's)! What I wish to see is more density in the two areas. If Copley Place and Columbus center get built, along with whatever tower gets built at the Christian Science Plaza, the two towers proposed at the Prudential center and parcels over the mass pike, it would look great!
Then in downtown, which has a 5 500' towers proposed, along with the now U/C Russia Wharf, hopefully U/C soon Filene's and maybe one day the North Station Towers.
I am an optimist and I love density, so I can hope!
The gap should stay. I don't think anything higher than the Westin and Copley Marriott should be built in the Back Bay. I wouldn't want to see the Hancock get crowded. I think having the tallest building set apart adds visual interest to the skyline and creates more of an impression, just like the Empire State is set apart from the rest of the midtown skyline.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #110
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Question, do you realize that there is practically no buildings between the Hancock and the Financial District?

At least the Empire State building has something. So to be honest, it doesn't compare.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #111
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Ya, I've lived in Boston since 1996. There isn't much between the Empire State and lower Manhattan that compares in height to the Empire State Building. I just think a solid wall of tall buildings would make the skyline less distinctive. I don't think they should do anything above the height of the old Hancock.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #112
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I too wouldn't like a massive fill in there.

But jeez. Let's face it. It's huge. lol
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Old November 8th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #113
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Losing a Paul Rudolph for a fifth form Renzo Piano design that violates the FAA air corridor? This puppy had nothing going for it. Instead of getting hung up on height, Boston ought to emphasize design quality and urbanism.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #114
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Ya, I've lived in Boston since 1996. There isn't much between the Empire State and lower Manhattan that compares in height to the Empire State Building. I just think a solid wall of tall buildings would make the skyline less distinctive. I don't think they should do anything above the height of the old Hancock.
Well theres three supertalls down after ESB in midtown. And then nothing but low rises Thats a gap that a never be filled.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #115
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This tower's not going to happen, please lock thread.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #116
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Beautiful!
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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #117
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This tower's not going to happen, please lock thread.
dont be so sure, anything is possible
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Old September 5th, 2010, 02:50 AM   #118
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This tower's not going to happen, please lock thread.
Despite the recession over here, Boston is still undergoing considerable growth. Could easily be possible for this to continue on in a year or two.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #119
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no I'm sure, the FAA rejected it plus the mayor doesn't seem so "enthusiastic" about the project anymore, and his word means everything when it comes to development in Boston
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Old September 6th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #120
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eh, idk. Even if the FAA rejected it, something of this size could pop up in the Back Bay where the Hancock and PC are located.
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