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Old April 18th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #661
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Oh the irony!

Boston definitely needs to shape its character more. Soulless "oh-so-hi-quality" boxes won't help all that much. Vernacular style is the way to go.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:43 AM   #662
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Indeed, that's what would be very welcome in Boston as well I think, a vernacular contemporary style. It could use new classical elements as well as others. One of the US marvels with really quite some stretch of unique history should be proud of its achievements and interpret them for the future, Boston shouldn't try to look like a random Asian city with bland boxy towers all over. Because then, in the future, it won't matter anymore if you're in Boston or a similar sized developed city anywhere else, because they likely are (too) much alike. It's the different characters of cities that draw people.

Here's an overview of some "New Berlin Style" buildings, as a reference how you can develop a timeless and valuable style, that still says "it's built today" and really gives character at the same time:

Contemporary Berlin Style buildings
When you are in any city the high rises are way above you so whatever shape they are doesn't really matter. The street level is what makes cities really unique. The street level in Boston is already about as good as it gets and unique to the city so we could build 20 glass boxes around the city and it will still feel like Boston when you are walking around the city and not like anywhere Asia.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 04:02 AM   #663
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Indeed, that's what would be very welcome in Boston as well I think, a vernacular contemporary style. It could use new classical elements as well as others. One of the US marvels with really quite some stretch of unique history should be proud of its achievements and interpret them for the future, Boston shouldn't try to look like a random Asian city with bland boxy towers all over. Because then, in the future, it won't matter anymore if you're in Boston or a similar sized developed city anywhere else, because they likely are (too) much alike. It's the different characters of cities that draw people.

Here's an overview of some "New Berlin Style" buildings, as a reference how you can develop a timeless and valuable style, that still says "it's built today" and really gives character at the same time:

Contemporary Berlin Style buildings
I'm glad that you had the technical savvy to put in the link to exactly the kind of buildings I was talking about in Berlin. A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. Now people can understand my point by seeing it.
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Old April 21st, 2015, 04:59 PM   #664
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 12:43 AM   #665
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Planned 25-Story Tower in Dudley Square Would Be Tallest Building In Roxbury

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The $200 million development would offer 15 floors of housing.

By Garrett Quinn | Boston Daily | June 30, 2015, 5:24 p.m.

A 25 story mixed-use high rise is planned for a parcel in Dudley Square currently occupied by a a small bank building on Washington Street.

The building, proposed by developer Ken Guscott of the Long Bay Management Company, would set aside its first floor for street level retail space and reserve floors two through nine for office space. The remaining floors of the high rise will be designated as residential with a mix of market rate apartments and condominiums. Affordable housing will be located at an offsite location in order to comply with city housing and zoning laws.

The proposed structure comes on the heels of redevelopment of the Ferdinand Building as the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, home to the Boston Public Schools administrative offices, the Roxbury Innovation Center, and 18,000 square feet of street level retail space available to local businesses.

If completed as proposed it would be the tallest building in all of Roxbury.

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 01:42 AM   #666
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Oh that's awesome
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:47 AM   #667
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:51 AM   #668
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2024 Olympics ideas proliferating:

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DORCHESTER—It's not just Midtown that the Olympics would supposedly transform forever: "The athlete's village, planned for Columbia Point, would follow a similar private development strategy to build 4 million square feet of new construction. It would be converted to 2,700 new student beds for UMass Boston and 3,000 units of housing, as well as shops, restaurants and community spaces, across a new 30-acre waterfront neighborhood, according to Boston 2024." [Globe]
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:53 AM   #669
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And why not use the 2024 games as a springboard for megadevelopment?

Boston Olympics Pitch Now Hinges on Place Called Midtown



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We relocated here from New York City, where Midtown is a very distinct thing: a conterminous commercial district and residential neighborhood. Walk too far north, south, east or west and—bam!—you're out of Midtown Manhattan. Boston has a Midtown, too, though it's often the subject of disbelief or derision. Apparently, though, Boston 2024, the private group pushing the 2024 Summer Games for the region, seeks to transform Midtown through billions in investment and millions of square feet of new space.


With or without the Olympics, Boston 2024 says it wants to build out the 18-block, Widett Circle-centered Midtown area—bounded roughly by West Fourth Street, Dorchester Street and I-93—to the tune of $1.2 billion and 7.89 million square feet of space. Privately driven development (with public subsidies) would unfold all the way until 2040; and features would include 950 residential units by 2024 and a further 525 by the following year. There would also be 440,000 square feet of hotel space and thousands more parking spaces as well as new retail and offices.

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 04:17 AM   #671
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Old August 11th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #672
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Hello everybody, I am the youngest player in this forum. What a wonderful city! I'm from Brazil. I inted to go live in Boston after college! Congratulations town, very beautiful... Blending modern architecture with classic architecture. I'm excited to see firsthand these buildings and also the Boston skyline!!
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Old August 11th, 2015, 10:05 AM   #673
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^ good choice huge Brazilian population in MA. Framingham is a nice town close to Boston with probably the largest population of Brazilians number wise in America. Huge Portuguese speaking population in Ma with large numbers of Portuguese, Cape Verdean, and Brazilians.
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