Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

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talk about a white elephant...

Actually, light colors are good for Boston to counter its gloomy weather.
 

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talk about a white elephant...

Actually, light colors are good for Boston to counter its gloomy weather.
Totally agreed and I would love to see more Miami-esque pastels here and there. But this looks like someone evenly applied about a million tubes of Grumbacher titanium white to a surface without any real texture. Or a gessoed canvass that someone forgot to use and left in the corner to collect dust. Which, after one or two future Boston winters, this may very well start to resemble too (a dirty gessoed canvass).
 

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It legit looks like its unfinished. I go to NU and was saying to a friend how ugly it looked and they thought they hadn't painted it yet. Having to look at this everyday is painful.
 

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Not sure if you meant to take a photo of International Village or the Burke St/LightView development but I must say that in that pic LightView blends incredibly well with the buildings along Columbus Ave. Zoom out of course it's a different story but I like the short section at the front makes it mesh much better.
 

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Not sure if you meant to take a photo of International Village or the Burke St/LightView development but I must say that in that pic LightView blends incredibly well with the buildings along Columbus Ave. Zoom out of course it's a different story but I like the short section at the front makes it mesh much better.
Nice catch HBH. My intent was to show that there is another white elephant in the neighborhood, so I don't understand all the nashing of teeth and cluching of pearls. Good eye!
It also shows how nicely the lower floors of the student housing tower fit in at street level.
Sorry for the rant, so early in the morning, guess I'll have another cup of coffee.
 

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Nice catch HBH. My intent was to show that there is another white elephant in the neighborhood, so I don't understand all the nashing of teeth and cluching of pearls. Good eye!
It also shows how nicely the lower floors of the student housing tower fit in at street level.
Sorry for the rant, so early in the morning, guess I'll have another cup of coffee.
International Village is not white but rather light gray. The sickly orange façade portion has mellowed a bit since the building opened.
 

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It legit looks like its unfinished. I go to NU and was saying to a friend how ugly it looked and they thought they hadn't painted it yet. Having to look at this everyday is painful.
Needs color, get some artists up there and paint that canvas! or go like the Treehouse.... maybe some pastels or multi-pattern 345 Harrison, Harlow, Mass and Main, etc.
 

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How has Northeastern managed to fuck up three sequential major high rise projects? The original drab Ruggles development, which this latest one being a bland mimic, and with the barf tower in between those two. Their low rise stuff and landscaping work is fantastic. I don't get it.
 

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How has Northeastern managed to fuck up three sequential major high rise projects? The original drab Ruggles development, which this latest one being a bland mimic, and with the barf tower in between those two. Their low rise stuff and landscaping work is fantastic. I don't get it.
Lightview is not owned by Northeastern. It is owned by and built by American Campus Communities or whatever its name is.
 

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East Village was a dud but I always liked IV, different strokes.
 

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Am I the only one really likes the stark white? As others have said, we'll have to wait for a Boston winter to see if this thing will age okay, but it its current form I think it offers an interesting contrast to the red and brown hues that dominate the area. It even makes the unexceptional "second tower" appear brighter and pop more.

Conjures up Tokyo or some near future sc-fi movie
 

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This looks great, love the contrast. The white bands on the low rise brick building may be unnecessary though.
 

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