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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    This is the most “adult” looking building I’ve seen proposed in a long time.
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    Bay Village Apartment Tower | 212 Stuart St. | Bay Village

    It takes a long time for a stunning orifice to pull off a cunning stunt.
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    Mmmm... Pizza (Discuss Your Favorite Slice)

    The 1974 McAnn’s 50 cent Knick draft beer and free reheated meatballs were a better deal.
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    NYC Architecture and Development

    They look like crematorium chimneys
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    BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

    Tallest stack of books north of NYC?
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    I was in Inchon recently and even it might be in the running. Pyongyang (I am told) has a much taller skyline than Boston, so probably a good relocation spot for height boosters.
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    Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

    That makes a certain amount of sense. But the rehabs of the older properties are no joke, for example in the Oberoi in Kolkata the interior of the Raj era building is more modern than that of the newish Taj 3 miles away in Alipore.
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    Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

    Always thought that this nice academic Renaissance revival building was very similar to the 20s and 30s buildings that give Rome so much of its character. It’s replacement is very boring...
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    The Quinn (née The Berkeley) | 370-380 Harrison Ave | South End

    I’d have gone with “The Zany”. But I suppose the design is more Quinn.
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    Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

    Sad for me. I remember going in there for the first time in 1960? when it was the main part of the University Club. It was the most “big city” club of Boston clubland. UC kept the low rise, sold the main building to Hancock because the club was broke. But everything changes I guess. There was...
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    One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion | Financial District

    The re-skinning of the tower is a good thing. The old panels looked cheapskate, bad for everyone’s view. As for height fetishists, I’d trade the old Fed’s crummy hat for 2/3s flat top and a 625’ campanile grooving up slowly in the back corner. Don’t be too quick to put down an old dog.
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    One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion | Financial District

    Nothing bad!...except that roof ;)
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    One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion | Financial District

    The old Federal Reserve Building is located in Post Office Square. It is that 1920’s Renaissance style building on the corner. It has an obtrusive dunce cap on top of it. Been a hotel for a few decades.
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    One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion | Financial District

    Nothing wrong with the Old Federal Reserve Bank building. But that top is like wearing a Yankee cap with tuxedo.
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    One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion | Financial District

    The roof on the old Federal Reserve Bank is so awful. Time for a new hat.
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    Harriet Tubman House | 566 Columbus Avenue | South End

    Thanks. It is rough when good organizations have to asset strip to survive.
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    Harriet Tubman House | 566 Columbus Avenue | South End

    What was it about this anodyne specimen that aroused passions of the masses?
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    Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

    Nah. The highlight of my day in the 80’s was flogging a 300 SDL up those ramps as fast as I could to my favorite space on the 8th floor. Never so much as a kiss! A few nervous pedestrians though.

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