Hall of Shame Nominations

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czsz

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Who is sticking up for Congress Street Garage?
 

Ron Newman

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I can't see that garage having any redeeming features either. Ditto for Tremont on the Common. The rest of your List 2 are buildings I can accept as part of the urban landscape, though not necessarily love.
 

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^ Fair enough, though its [few] defenders would tell you that as an object the garage is a brilliant exercise in the use of structural precast --like the Five Cents Savings Bank. That's the end of its list of virtues, though.

Tremont-on-the-Common is junk.
 

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Park Lane offends me so deeply because it is new and already horrible. Imagine that cheap crap in ten years, twenty...

The other stuff I just think of as a folly of their times, Park Lane is of our times. It's just folly.
 

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Even the O'Neill, I can imagine some future generation retrofitting to provide street-level storefronts, like the State Transportation Building has. It sort of looks like the designers intended this, but didn't follow through.
 

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Who has any love for the Hotel Commonwealth?

(And was that a rhetorical question?)
 

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I like the fact that it has a bookstore, Symposium Books, in it. More bookstores are always a Good Thing.

Back in the day, I used to frequent a Paperback Booksmith in approximately the same location where Symposium is today.
 

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For the Hall of Shame, I nominate Quincy's billion dollar redevelopment.
 

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^^ Worst New Development?

Are they financing the Quincy project with magic beans?
 
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