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  1. Blackbird

    MXD Residential Tower | 135 Broadway | Kendall Square

    I think my vote goes to #3.
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    BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

    Makes me kind of uncomfortable when people sexualize buildings, to be honest. Not every rectangular or cylindrical prism has to be reminiscent of a penis.
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    Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XV (2021)

    Remember when folks were seriously trying to get this bad boy posted in MBTA stations? https://bostonglobe-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/izvYewl5q0t5N33gQ6XfwT-MOzc=/1440x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bostonglobe.s3.amazonaws.com/public/G52YACCIA4I6HJZSTIZEKCEWSA.jpg
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    Red Sox Mixed-Use Development | Fenway

    I like how they rendered a pigeon on one of the café chairs.
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    Flickr Finds & Social Media Pics

    Imagine Gloucester Street if Storrow weren’t there. 😩
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    Marine Industrial Park | Seaport

    For financially savvy folks: would it make sense to buy some SRNG or wait until they change their ticker symbol?
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    Then why are cities around the world still building them?
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    The Shoe Building was built in 1930 as a 300ft Art Deco skyscraper. Then equal height (500ft) John Hancock was built in 1947. Heck, the Ames Building was kind of a big deal in the world of tall buildings when it was built, iirc. Basically there’s never been a time in Boston’s history when it...
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    I think the big difference between Boston and Barcelona/Rome/London (maybe not NOLA) is that it's always been a "skyscraper city" since back when the style first emerged. When the Custom House at 500ft was finished in 1915, there probably weren't may taller buildings in the world outside of NYC...
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    Copley Square Revamp | Back Bay

    Parcel 12!
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    SKY Everett | 114 Spring Street | Everett

    What’s the story behind the taller building in Eastie shown here: https://archboston.com/community/threads/the-mark-at-denormandie-wharf-hodge-boiler-works-building-east-boston.4123/page-3#post-399233 And how close is it in scale to the proposed Everett building?
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    ACC/NU Residence Hall | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    Really? From my time there, I thought financial aid only ever went towards tuition. The only way to get free or reduced housing was to become an RA. Similar to the "adding lanes to a freeway will increase traffic" argument.
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    SKY Everett | 114 Spring Street | Everett

    This building will be topping out in a year or two and the naysayers will still be saying it was all some kind of mistake.
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    ACC/NU Residence Hall | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    Wtf does this mean to families priced out of Mission Hill?
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    ACC/NU Residence Hall | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    If Northeastern had built the dorm itself, though, there wouldn’t be any improvement tax? It also sound like (at the very least) the property taxes payed by Lightview are much less than those payed by luxury towers elsewhere in the city if the land is tax free. Diminishes the “it needs to be...
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    ACC/NU Residence Hall | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    Wild. What’s in it for NU for keeping the land then? Unless Lightview will be demolished at some point, they’ll never be able to use it.
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    ACC/NU Residence Hall | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    How does one end up paying property taxes for land one doesn’t own? Especially if the land is owned by an institution that doesn’t pay property tax at all?
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    ACC/NU Residence Hall | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    Then what’s the “property tax” argument all about? I mean, that’s already what life is like for families in Mission Hill, Fenway, and Lower Roxbury. And remember this is all about doing whatever it takes to get the cost of housing lower. If ACC can be forced to make a % of units affordable...
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    Graffiti Images, Art, or Nuisance

    There's a lot of graffiti in Berlin, even in nicer neighborhoods like Prenzlaurberg, Kreuzberg, Schoneberg. I agree that it's better than a blank wall; makes a city looked lived-in. I might draw a line at explicit images, but the usual scribbles are hardly apocalyptic!
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    Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XV (2021)

    That bit of the ramp is a nightmare with it being wide enough for 2 cars while technically being just one lane and with various people doing some amount of both.

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