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Old January 1st, 2016, 09:21 PM   #721
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 02:08 AM   #724
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 02:23 AM   #726
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 02:57 AM   #727
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How dull most of these facades are! Precisely what I moaned about in my last post, but there you go. The only gleam of hope in the recent posts is that last one at Lovejoy Wharf, a textured brick facade that actually suits Boston well, at least it has great potential coming from its current state.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 07:57 AM   #729
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How dull most of these facades are! Precisely what I moaned about in my last post, but there you go. The only gleam of hope in the recent posts is that last one at Lovejoy Wharf, a textured brick facade that actually suits Boston well, at least it has great potential coming from its current state.
One has to consider that most new construction in Boston occurs on land that is already vacant, occupied by unwanted structures such as parking garages or cleared by such megaprojects as the Big Dig. Historic preservation is paramount in Boston, unlike NYC where old gems keep falling to Billionaire Row supertalls. Lovejoy Wharf is an example of historic preservation in Boston. No way would anything disrespectful of the original structure be allowed to rise at that site.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 07:58 AM   #730
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Old January 14th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #731
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current build cycle/update/s;

***** Five huge projects to watch for in the coming weeks are;


1. 111 Federal Street/awaiting the winner to TBA after eight site proposals.
2. One Bromfield Street/Midwood Investment formal proposal (diagonally across from Millennium Tower).
3. Harbor Garage Redevelopment/Chiofaro Company next step after approval for +600' was granted last summer.
4. decision on the proposed TD Garden Garage Redevelopment/Equity Residential.
5. Back Bay Station Redevelopment.

As if GE coming to Boston wasn't enough great news, in the coming weeks, Boston will ostensibly, have three +600' towers under construction, with four or five more likely, well along the approval stage by year's end.


approved, +/- Boston.gov involvement but delayed....

1. South Station Tower; 621 feet @bosgonnabuildit.gov but w/ delayed timetable w/ Post Office relocation + track expansion...

2. Harbor Garage/Don Chiofaro 52 stories 600 feet/900,000 sq ft. Chiofaro wanted 2 towers and 1.3M sq ft. After impasse, BRA began speaking with Chiofaro's partner, Prudential.

^Don don't do stubby turds. Expect something to pop in the coming months...


proposed or TBA presently w/ high probability of getting built etc;

1. 111 Federal Street/Winthrop Garage 740-780 feet (BRA gave guidance for +700~780' ...BRA currently weighing eight redevelopment proposals; (all +700~780'). Upon announcing the winner (in early spring) the BRA will begin the tired act of meeting with the Nimby's. In the end, as with the case of South Station, 111 Federal St is going very near or to the max FAA Height limit for Winthrop Square.

2. 1 Bromfield Street/Midwood Investment 58 stories 710 feet (diagonally across from Millenium Tower. formal announcement due any day).

3. BACK BAY STATION has been over-hyped; looks like it will be 2 towers in the 380~490 foot range.

4. TD Garden Garage/Equity Residential 44 stories ~500 feet/top of mechanical screen. Second proposal was 46 stories; proposal now 44 stories w/ highest occupied floor deck at 447', after 2 height reductions.

^I've heard this project is going to be approved-and the 4th +450' Tower at the Boston Garden will rise along with the other 3 to form a decent shoulder infill where the skyline meets the Zakim Bridge.

5. 380 Stewart Street/John Hancock Tower #3 26 stories 380 feet (more infill).

6. Canvas Downtown (high a/r condo tower) 30 stories 305 feet.


approved, +/- .gov/on schedule, under-construction, topped, +/- cladding or completed;

1. 1 Dalton Street/Four Seasons 61 stories 755 Feet (under comstruction)

2. Millennium Tower 55 stories 685 feet (topped + cladding completed)

3. Copley Place Tower 52 stories 625~647 feet (w/ mechanical screen, in early construction phase)

4. Govt Center (cylindrical) office tower 43 stories + mechanical screen/tall crown spire ~600-620 feet
(to be staggered after the first tower)

5. TD Garden Tower 1 (office tower) 33 stories 495 feet + spire to top at ~550 feet (under construction 1-27-2016) Latest and final rendering for this tower has been changed to a design very similar to the NBC Tower in Chicago shown here –http://www.archboston.org/community/...t=4439&page=62

6. Govt Center residential tower 45 stories ~547 feet at roof (work to commence ~presently)
^Update: The public announcment says work will begin on residential tower in a few weeks. But, i just heard one of the project/s' spokesman say they'll begin driving piles for the residential tower for the basement structure while the existing garage is still in use.

7. TD Garden Point 2 (resident tower) 45 stories 487 feet (under construction 1-27-2016))

8. Avalon North Station/121 Nashua Street 38 stories 450 feet (topped w/cladding a few weeks away)

9. Atlantic Wharf 32 stories 436 feet (100% occupancy in 2012)

10. 3. 40 Trinity Place 33 stories 400 feet at the roof (approved; in pre-construction awaiting final zoning/traffic plan)

11. The Point Fenway 30 stories 367 feet at the roof (under construction)

12. 45 Stewart St/AVA Theatre District 29 stories 336 feet (2015 completed/occupancy near full)

13. Govt Center Tower #3 29 stories ~336 feet (approved ~2 years away)

14. Radian Boston 26 stories 300 feet (completed/occupancy +80%)

15. The Kensington Apartments 27 Stories 299 feet (2013)
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Old January 14th, 2016, 02:37 AM   #732
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So interesting!!
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Old January 14th, 2016, 07:17 AM   #733
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GE confirms itís heading to Boston

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General Electric on Wednesday announced it will move its headquarters to Boston, making the iconic industrial giant the biggest company ever to relocate to the city and cementing the regionís reputation as a magnet for innovation.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 12:10 AM   #734
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New dorms going up in The South End:



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SOUTH END—Northeastern is building a 230-foot dorm on Burke Street full of apartment-style residences. Destined to be the tallest dorm in town? [Boston Mag]

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Old January 15th, 2016, 12:28 AM   #735
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General Electric to Move Headquarters to Boston

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Massachusetts offered GE incentives up to $120 million through grants and other programs, while the city of Boston offered up to $25 million in property tax relief, according to the mayor's office. Additional incentives include $1 million in workforce training grants; up to $5 million for an "innovation center" to help forge relationships between GE and Massachusetts research institutions and schools; and assistance to eligible employees looking to purchase homes in Boston.
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The announcement was mourned in Connecticut, but Massachusetts officials rejoiced.

"We won Powerball today here in Boston by having GE come here," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. "For two decades, we've had companies move out of our city. Now we have companies moving into our city."

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The announcement comes three years after the $130 billion high-tech global industrial company said it began considering a new composition and location for its headquarters, and more than seven months after the firm threatened to leave Connecticut, complaining about the state's tax environment .
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Old January 16th, 2016, 12:03 AM   #736
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Government Center Garage redevelopment project to include the tallest residential rental tower in Boston



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Say goodbye to the Government Center Garage and hello to the tallest rental tower in the city. The Boston Redevelopment Authority just gave the final approval for a plan to demolish and redevelop the site of the garage where they plan to include retail, office, hotel, and residential space. National Real Estate Advisors and The HYM Investment Group’s $1.5 billion plan includes six different buildings, two of which have been approved by the BRA. One is a planned luxury apartment building that will be the tallest rental housing building in the city when completed. The 480-foot tall, 486-unit building is set to break ground in the spring.

Also approved is a 43-story, 528-foot-tall glass office tower. National plans to break ground as soon as it secures a tenant. Once construction begins on the office tower, the existing Government Center Garage will be demolished.

- See more at: http://www.boston.com/real-estate/lu....mb47sRBD.dpuf
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Here is a rendering with the glass office tower at Govt Center.

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Old January 18th, 2016, 02:31 PM   #738
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Here is a rendering with the glass office tower at Govt Center.

These will be quite a bit higher than the announced 480' and 528'. Boston announces its heights to the highest occupied floors. The shorter residential will be between 520'-547', while the taller office should easily eclipse 600'. We estimated around 620' to the tip over at archboston.

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Old January 18th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #739
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thanks a lot!! nice start to the week seeing this.

Short of an economic collapse... when Copley Tower, 111 Federal, the THREE new towers at TD Garden, Harbor (Up Your A$s) Garage Tower, +680' 1 Bromfield and these 2 lovely buildings join Millennium Tower, 1 Dalton, Avalon/Nashua Street and Atlantic Wharf and the rest of the recent infill.....

I'll get first in line to say Boston survived the dreaded Menino after all!!

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As to all the speculation about the Dalton Street garage in Copley Sq covered on page 69 of the ArchBoston/1 Dalton thread; umm....... you guys know about the Back Bay Station redevelopment. Well, both these sites would seem almost perfect to go to +800~900'.

Unfortunately, i don't think the BRA is open to casting any new shadows on Copley Sq/Trinity Church. If anything, when speaking to these people, i got the impression the site and it's adjacent green patch is treated almost like a future national monument up there.
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