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Old October 26th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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BOSTON | Bulfinch Crossing | 161m | 528ft | 38 fl | 145m | 480ft | 45 fl | Demo


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This proposed redevelopment of a huge parking garage has had many odd twists and turns but has now been approved:




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Banker & Tradesman - October 23, 2008

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Pru-Sized Tower Proposed For Gov’t Center Garage

By Thomas Grillo
Banker & Tradesman Staff Writer

Owners of the Government Center Garage want to replace the concrete eyesore with a skyscraper that would rival the Prudential tower in height.

The 3.3 million-square-foot, mixed-use development proposal includes a pair of glass office towers on a parcel closer to Government Center. The tallest tower would be 52 stories, the same height as the Prudential Building at 800 Boylston. The other would reach 42 floors.

Boston’s Raymond Property Co., developer of the project, revealed its plans to North and West End neighbors at a meeting in the garage offices on Thursday night, after a series of community meetings held over the summer.
“When we bought the garage we always envisioned it as a prime location to expand the Financial District,” said Stephen G. Kasnet, chief executive officer of the Raymond Property Co. “This is a very large site and it’s comparable in terms of mass and height to what exists in the Financial District.”

On the parcel closer to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, four buildings are proposed for housing and retail, ranging from 8-14 stories. The buildings would be wrapped around a garage masked by the project.

In addition, District A-1 Police Headquarters and another city-owned building on nearby New Sudbury Street would be razed to make way for the $2 billion transit-oriented development adjacent to Haymarket MBTA station.

John F. Palmieri, director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, said while the developer has talked to his staff about the project, the city has not made any decisions about the height of the tower.

“It’s an aggressive development and there’s no question that it contains height and density,” he said. “We have not weighed in on what we believe is the appropriate height for the tower. We are familiar with the approach that they have presented and we understand that they are making the case for height. We will keep an open mind and want to hear what the neighborhood has to say.”

Prior to the meeting, some residents had expressed reservations about a proposal that would include buildings taller than existing neighborhood towers.

“If they propose something taller than the JFK Building, that would upset the community,” said Jane Forrestall, a West End resident and member of the Downtown North Association, a group of businesses, condominium associations and community organizations.

The John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building at City Hall Plaza stands 24 stories tall.

Last year, Bulfinch Congress Holdings, a subsidiary of the Boston developer, paid $243 million for the garage. In addition to the parking spaces, it includes 275,000 square feet of office space and several retailers.

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2008




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Old October 26th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old October 26th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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It's nice, but I wish we could get Logan Airport relocated...

But I guess this is progress. Hopefully the FAA doesn't shoot this one down. : P
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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #4
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Wow, that picture looks awesome!
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Old October 28th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #5
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Nice design!!!

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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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What a beautiful city.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #7
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I wish Boston looked that pretty... some day, some day...
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #8
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very impresive love it hope this get build.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #9
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very nice indeed!
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:55 AM   #10
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The nice thing about these towers is that if they get built, they are in an area of mostly lowrises, so they will have a dominance in the skyline similar to the John Hancock Tower and the Pru. Here's to hoping they will get built.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #11
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Many new renders:

Existing to proposed comparisons:





Views from Congress Street:





Views from West End Place:





Views from Whittier Place:





Views from the Greenway:





Views from Dock Square:





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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #12
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #13
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I hope Boston can make THIS project happen!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #14
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Not the final design. Just a rendering to show the desired massing. There is a competition going on right now for designs. I forget most of the announced competitors, but i do know SOM is one of them.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #15
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large spire!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 01:11 AM   #16
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Not the final design. Just a rendering to show the desired massing. There is a competition going on right now for designs. I forget most of the announced competitors, but i do know SOM is one of them.
thats cool, you're from America del sur but you know a lot about this project. If you dont mind me asking how do you know all that?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:21 PM   #17
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um, he's a user on archboston (along with me), and I can assure you that he is, in fact, correct. The PDF where I pulled the renders from stated that there will be a design competition, but I'm not too optimistic about the possible final designs, NIMBYs have a bit too much power in Boston and will probably be able to lower the height, making it a bit stumpy.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:41 PM   #18
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Nice !!!!
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:48 PM   #19
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It's a great news for Boston, I'vn heard anything big since the big dig finished.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 09:15 PM   #20
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Boston would look really good with a project like this. I'm fond of this general massing design. The simple blue boxes would expand the skyline looking at the right perspective. I know Boston will never have something as tall as Sears Tower, but they can have a Vancouver type skyline with many beautiful buildings of roughly the same height. It would look dense, but I think Boston could look really good with a denser skyline.
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