This looks really good. Theres gonna be a lot of glass soon lining the cut down this stretch of the pike. I like this too from the link:New article on the Curbed Boston web site about this project.
Id rather start the transformation now as theres no guarantee that will ever happen, but theres always going to be room for it if it does. The other side of the pike hasnt been developed yet and would be perfectly fitting for more height. Theres still hope this can turn into a greenway. The faster they make the area desirable the faster that probably happens. With that will undoubtably come more development. Id like to see them use up as much space here as they can though so the only thing left is to cap the pike, this gets us closer to that.Ok for now. But "meh," going forward. If only the NY Streets had been developed 10~15 years from now instead of now. With the up-scaling of the Harrison-Albany corridor a few blocks down, a taller South Station area and maybe those DOT blocks in the Leather District (eventually) getting done--maybe the trend toward tall neighborhoods near the High Spine would have had changed perception/s to do a better mix of tall, incl a few buildings pushing the FAA heights. Highrises with their shadows going on the freeway would have worked nicely here--instead of these "less good," buzzcut blocks. Possible future development of the Pike air rights' at Columbus Ave and Tremont St would have been made it all the more splendid.
New article on the Curbed Boston web site about this project.