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Old November 20th, 2013, 05:40 AM   #461
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My only issue is that second rendering looks like a lot like what is going up in Boston recently and it seems very generic.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #462
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I've never heard of this? And by "tower", I assume a 20 story stub. Lol
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #463
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NIMBYS Attack!

BRA Taps The Brakes On 40 Trinity Place


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The new development 40 Trinity Place is supposed to plunk 227 hotel rooms and 115 condos—not to mention a two-level lobby starting on the 18th floor—in a 33-story glass tower next to the John Hancock.

It now looks like the development will be delayed, at least a bit, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority has yanked the proposal for the 400-foot tower from its latest agenda. Its would-be developer says the likely BRA vote was not advertised enough in advance, an oversight that could feed discontent toward 40 Trinity. And you know the discontent: It's too tall, dense, yada yada. Per Casey Ross in The Globe:

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"The size of the building they have proposed is so over the top," said Tom Iannotti, a condo owner at the neighboring Clarendon Residences. "The developer and the BRA are so determined to rush the project that they are not taking the time to look at the implications."
He and others have raised concerns that construction of such a tall building on the site would add to high winds in the area and make traffic congestion even worse.
The tower that ate Boston? Or just picky neighbors?

A neighboring tower making up crap to torpedo a project over their lost views? I'm in shock.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #464
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Boston Public Library’s Copley branch getting a makeover



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When it opened in 1972, the Johnson Building of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square was hailed as a shining example of noted architect Philip Johnson’s modern design.

But today, the granite hulk is considered cold and unwelcoming, inefficient and ugly. This month a $16 million renovation is beginning on the building at the corner of Boylston and Exeter streets to make it more user-friendly. It is the first phase of a design that will ultimately include work throughout the Johnson Building.

“Johnson has not had a significant public service improvement since it opened in 1972,” says library president Amy Ryan. “The way people access information, we really need to move ahead and put the Boston Public Library at the forefront of that change.” Founded in 1852, the BPL is the oldest urban library in the country.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed to begin the transformation of the central library before he leaves City Hall in January, and the Boston City Council approved $16 million for the first phase.

The initial phase is focused on the second floor of Johnson, with an expanded and improved children’s library. The plan calls for doubling the space to about 4,400 square feet that will include a tween and a teen section, and the early childhood area.

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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #465
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345 Apartments Coming To 600 Harrison Ave.

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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:23 AM   #466
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One Greenway, Née Parcel 24, Gets Going



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Construction has started on the 312-unit first phase of One Greenway in Chinatown (time to update our rental-development mega-map!). One Greenway's North Building is expected to reach 21 stories and contain 217 market-rate apartments, a 135-spot garage and one-third of an acre of new open space accessible to the general public.

One Greenway's second phase, the South Building, with its 50 affordable condos, is coming "later," according to the developer. Stay tuned.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #467
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Ink Block's Sepia Boston Comes Into Sharper Focus



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Sepia Boston, the condo portion of the ginormous Ink Block, is one of the more anticipated developments in a long while in the South End. Developer National Development (clever) is out with fresh renderings of the eight-story project set to drop 83 luxury condos asking around $1,000 a square foot.







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Old December 10th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #468
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Taller TD Garden Project Nabs Tax Breaks



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WEST END—Another Festivus miracle! "The Menino administration is set to announce that they have reached an agreement with Boston Properties and Delaware North Cos. to allow construction of a 45-story residential tower near North Station and provide a lucrative tax break to support the $1 billion development..."
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Old December 13th, 2013, 05:00 AM   #469
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One Seaport Square Twins Set a Date



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The developers behind what's being called "the keystone project" for Boston's Innovation District (whatever that is) have said they will start construction in April. A joint venture led by the Berkshire Group announced Wednesday it had not only the city's O.K., which came last week, but the 3 acres now necessary to get One Seaport Square under way.

The development will spread over two 22-story towers with 832 luxury apartments and 260,000 square feet of lower-level retail between them. There will be "extensive amenity spaces," according to the developers, including roof decks and a "resort style pool." This being the Innovation District, naturally there will also be innovation units, the cousins-in-law of micro-apartments, where tenants go strictly for functionality (including sharing common spaces). It's supposed to be finished in 2016.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #470
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Officials break ground on D Street hotels

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Construction is expected to start soon on the two hotels slated for D Street in South Boston. On Thursday city officials joined developers and officials from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to break ground on the project.

The $140-million effort is being led by CV Properties, Starwood Hotels, and Ares Management and will add 510 hotel rooms to the area, according to a release from the MCCA, which manages the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and owns the land the hotels will be constructed on.

“These hotels will provide much needed mid-priced hotel rooms not only to the South Boston Waterfront but to Boston as a whole,” James E. Rooney, executive director of the MCCA, said in a statement. “This is the first of several groundbreakings we hope take place as we push Boston and Massachusetts towards being among the top meeting and convention destinations in the world.”

Both hotels, while designed to serve the BCEC and its clientele, will be privately owned and managed.

The 330-room Aloft Hotel, will be a modern style hotel aimed at serving the “next generation of traveler,” with shorter stays and less amenities.

The 180-room Element Hotel, will be an extended stay hotel aimed at providing more amenities such as a fitness center, bike-share, and public spaces.

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Old December 19th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #471
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1341 Boylston coming out of the ground:

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Old December 19th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #472
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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #473
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Some good news from last night. Both the TD Garden towers as well the 40 Trinity Place tower have been approved. Get those damn shovels in the ground so we can see some steel starting to rise!
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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #474
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Meet AVA Theater District and Its Bike-Repair Room



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One of the more gorgeous-looking of Boston's many, many residential projects planned or under way right now is 45 Stuart Street. There, on a parking lot next to Jacob Wirth, the developer behind the Avalon Exeter and 77 Exeter Street plans a $175M, 500,000-square-foot apartment tower reaching as high as 30 stories; it will have 398 studios, 1-BRs and 2-BRs as well as a five-story, 198-space parking garage. Which is where the gorgeous-looking part comes in: Those five floors will be sheathed in a glass curtain that opens just so for a pedestrian walkway connecting Stuart and LaGrange streets.

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No word yet on what the rents might be, but the AVA Theater District is supposed to be finished in 2015, which seems eons away in this Boston rental market.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 02:25 AM   #475
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It's incredible how every project in Boston fit with each other, similar but unique at the same time. Boston is the perfect match of clasiness and modernity.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:52 AM   #476
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Old Filene's portion of Millennium Tower site gets glassy:

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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:56 AM   #477
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Radian (120 Kingston) is radiant:

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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:01 PM   #478
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Coming attraction: AVA theater District at 45 Stuart St.

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Old January 3rd, 2014, 02:28 PM   #479
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The asymmetrical facade treatment is a fad that needs to end soon. The window scheme of Millennium Place needs to be more popular in Boston.
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Condos at new Chanel joint on Newbury St. now the city's most expensive: http://boston.curbed.com/archives/20...le-of-2013.php

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