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Old December 9th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #1
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BOSTON | Radian Boston - 120 Kingston | 106m | 338ft | 29 fl | Com




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Name: 120 Kingston St

Project Description: The Proponent proposes to redevelop the Auchmuty Building to create a new mixed-use development with up to 180 residential units on floors 4 through 29, ground floor lobby and retail (or possibly restaurant) space, and up to 160 enclosed accessory parking spaces (both above and below grade) within building. The new building will rise behind the preserved portions of the Auchmuty Building, set back diagonally to a depth of 40 feet behind the remaining corner bays. On the Greenway side of the new structure, active retail and residential spaces facing Chinatown Park are proposed. The pedestrian environment along this frontage will be enhanced by new storefronts (retail or restaurant) replacing existing solid brick walls, and boarded-up windows which conceal the current manufacturing and loading functions. A terrace, at the base of the Greenway facade, will allow the park's open space to extend beyond the concrete boundary wall and enhance the overall pedestrian experience.



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Old November 26th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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What will be lost soon: demolition at 120 Kingston has begun.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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I liked this project until I saw what will be lost. This is shameful.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:16 AM   #5
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I liked this project until I saw what will be lost. This is shameful.
Yeah, it's terrible. Here's a period photo of the now-lost Auchmuty Building at 120 Kingston St:



A fine example of Romanesque Revival. RIP.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:48 AM   #6
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Very sad. A similar stunner will be razed on Greenwich St in NY for a lame tower.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:52 AM   #7
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What?? Such a beautiful building destroyed for an average looking apartment?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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Too bad they did not find a better spot for this tower (which looks quite decent btw)
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 04:29 AM   #9
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The Project That Ate the Dainty Dot Gets Under Way



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A residential exclamation point at the nexus of Chinatown, the Harborfront and the Leather District is set to get under way today. Construction will start on the 26-story, 240-unit 120 Kingston Street, where the 121-year-old Dainty Dot loomed until a few months ago. Needless to type, it's one of many new apartment buildings going up in Greater Boston; and would have been under way a while ago had the Great Recession not cocked up financing.

The building will feature not only the 240 apartments (and several dozen affordable units tied to the project, though off-site), it will add about 2,000 square feet of green space to the edge of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and will have a 5,000-square-foot restaurant/open cafe at its base that's expected to enliven the streetscape along that edge. It's not clear on what sorts of rentals will be built upstairs, though the building had at one time been O.K.'d with just 147 units, only to see that number (and the building's square footage) expand significantly.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #10
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The worst part of this is that the original proposal would have saved the old building, and built a nicer looking and taller glass tower on top of it. The BRA deemed it "too iconic", and basically asked for a dumbed down version and next thing you know we lose a beautiful piece of history.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #11
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Damn, too shame for this... what a building will be lost...
At least, they should have made a replica of the facade, incorporated in new building...
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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #12
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January 2013:

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Late March 2013:

120 Kingston service core getting some steel framing:

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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #14
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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:43 PM   #16
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Interesting that they built the core to the top first. With quick setting concrete this can be done in a few weeks.
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Interesting that they built the core to the top first. With quick setting concrete this can be done in a few weeks.
Pretty smart!
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Interesting that they built the core to the top first. With quick setting concrete this can be done in a few weeks.
This tower (140 m), in Córdoba, Argentina, uses the same system. The core reached the top, but just be ready in two years!
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