⚫ Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

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Slow progress but the back side looks about done. Side facing Prudential is still a mess at ground level. And the curb height and curb ramps have an insane gap (I'm talking a curb ramp with a 5 inch step) so I can only presume it still needs replaving around here.
 

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The base actually looks great. Still cant believe we added both MT AND 1 Dalton. 2 great looking and tall towers for Boston, then on top of that 115 fed is u/c, and even sst hopefully soon. 4 of our top 6 tallest will be built this 1 cycle... crazy. Maybe even 7 is 1 congress is 7th tallest... cant remember.
 

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heh. it truly is ridiculous for a luxury building that "opened" five-plus months ago.
 

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Someone needs to find out what the deal is with the plywood. Shocking for such a prominent building. There must be a story behind this that we're not getting. Doesn't take 7 months to get a few panes of glass.
 

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Someone needs to find out what the deal is with the plywood. Shocking for such a prominent building. There must be a story behind this that we're not getting. Doesn't take 7 months to get a few panes of glass.
BosDev -- I'd guess that the plywood is closing up windows behind which or near to which something is waiting to be installed which is most easily installed through the window aperture rather than using the service elevators
 

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Maybe the window glass is on backorder? I would assume all that glass was a custom order. Maybe somebody goofed in the order, or damaged some glass, and there is a long wait for the next (very short) run.
 

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Or maybe a contractor/subcontractor dispute. "You don't get the glass until I get my money" sorta deal. 🤷‍♂️
 

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This glass, which is part of the canopy over the front door of the hotel, shattered about a week after it was installed. That was before the hotel opened. Some thing is amiss o_O.

IMG_5397 by Bos Beeline, on Flickr
 

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As long as we aren't looking at Plywood Palace 2.0 I can live with the growing pains.........
 

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Stayed in a suite last night, nice finishes but room layout was super awkward and view was blocked by a huge TV in the middle of the curved glass. Bathroom has no privacy, just a drop down shear which was super awkward. Walked the meeting space which is way undersized for the hotel. Nice job on breakout rooms but the main ballroom blows. Hotel still feels very much under construction, bar isn’t open (except for the Japanese place on the 2nd floor). Can’t see this thing doing well long term when mandarin is priced competitively and has better location and meeting space so ultimately who stays at the hotel if there’s no real demand driver? Separately have heard they’ve only sold like 40 condos so good luck with the rest - nice view but weird location. Good luck Carpenter and Co. My $0.02.
 

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Stayed in a suite last night, nice finishes but room layout was super awkward and view was blocked by a huge TV in the middle of the curved glass. Bathroom has no privacy, just a drop down shear which was super awkward. Walked the meeting space which is way undersized for the hotel. Nice job on breakout rooms but the main ballroom blows. Hotel still feels very much under construction, bar isn’t open (except for the Japanese place on the 2nd floor). Can’t see this thing doing well long term when mandarin is priced competitively and has better location and meeting space so ultimately who stays at the hotel if there’s no real demand driver? Separately have heard they’ve only sold like 40 condos so good luck with the rest - nice view but weird location. Good luck Carpenter and Co. My $0.02.
A main reason for the hotel may be to provide amenities for the condo residences. In reviewing designs for another Four Seasons residences, I came to realize the residents don't cook their own meals, or drive their own cars, and they don't order from DoorDash.

Only 40 of 160 units sold? That's going to put a damper on developers seeking to finance high end, luxe residences in Boston. Here's looking at you Mr. Fish, and Mr. Chiofaro.
 

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