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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #41
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Boston has a bit of a mini boom going on...but this project has been a huge tease all along. Even in the current favorable conditions I give it a 30-40% chance of starting. There has been plenty of chances to start before in the decades-long story of this almost troll proposal.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 04:10 PM   #42
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Height approved by FAA:

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According to the FAA South Station Tower was approved this past February to reach a height of 677 feet.


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The website for the South Station Tower was recently updated and says construction will begin in early 2017 but no official press release has occurred so the conclusion on archboston was to wait and see as it is unclear how likely it actually is to be built.

Slow as molasses, but this project may be showing signs of movement...
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Old April 9th, 2016, 04:29 AM   #43
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South Station Tower Would Be One of the Tallest in New England

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Plans moving forward for 677-foot spire

The plan to plunk a 677-foot, 49-story tower atop South Station, along with two other squatter buildings, appears to be moving forward. Houston-based developer Hines has a new financial backer and has been meeting with city as well as state officials about the project, which dates way back to 1991 and which once included a 759-foot tower in its proposal.

Part of the movement on the 677-foot plan is that Hines' development rights for the site expire in April 2017. Coincidentally (we imagine), the firm's website clearly says it plans to start construction above South Station early next year.

The main tower would instantly become one of the 10 tallest in Boston—in New England, really—and would join a forest of newer spires, including One Dalton, Millennium Tower, and the big-time addition to the Copley Place mall.

There are many variables re: Hines' plans, not least of which what will go into the tower itself. The most recent plans have office space occupying most of it, but Hines is apparently tweaking that to include more housing. (The smaller two buildings would hold a hotel and condos under current plans.) There's also the question of how the massive project would fit in with the transit hub's own expansion, including new tracks.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #44
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Office and Residential Tower Proposed Above South Station


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South Station's importance to Boston's transportation network is reflected by the 152,000 passengers that flow through the multimodal transportation hub every day. With convenient access to the MBTA's Red and Silver Lines, in addition to Commuter Rail, AMTRAK, and bus services, Boston's largest railroad station has operatng from an intricate Neoclassical stone building since 1898. A number of ideas to fill the airspace above the station with a skyscraper have been floated in the past, though none have seen the light of day, but a new partnership could finally bring action to the site. Global real estate firm Hines has announced a joint venture with China's Gemdale Properties & Investment Corporation Limited with the intention of redeveloping the property into a mixed-use complex.
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New renderings are now up on Pelli's website. Link

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Kinda tall but kinda average. I'm tired of blue glass. Blue glass doesn't improve average architecture.
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Old June 4th, 2016, 03:24 PM   #47
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Here is the building from the thin side. This side appears to be a bit more interesting although I certainly don't find this building as interesting or as good a design as Pelli's other design for Boston.
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