121 Seaport Boulevard | Parcel L2 | Seaport Square

jass

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Amazing how Assembly Square got so much right.

Who made the calls on these decisions, and can we make them mayor?

That side of the street came out very nice, but then look around to the other side and the ground level looks good there as well, but I don't get why it looks like the top portion looks like someone painted a bunch of circles on some plywood. I don't get it.
Its a movie theater, hence the blank walls.

Street is narrow enough that you dont really notice it as much, although I guess raising the fake store facade another 5 feet would have helped
 

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Height variety helps imho. The biggest issue with the seaport imho (well besides the lack of rapid transit) is that every building is the same height. Because seaport land is so expensive there aren't any shorter buildings for the most part. The Logan height limits also contributes to this, having some skyscrapers along with shorter buildings would be much better then the Seaports current state.

At assembly land is cheaper, so you have the three-six story buildings along with the short towers. It does help break up the look.

One issue with that area is that you have that gaudy ass casino being built across the harbor, but that's not Assembly's fault.

I wish that the state did not limit the amount of licences to be given out, so that we'd get a couple of smaller casinos instead of one huge Everett casino. Everett, Revere, and Foxboro all wanted a casino, why not let them all have one? I don't understand why the government is granting a monopoly and a licence to print money for only one casino group.
 

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Haha finally!



That side of the street came out very nice, but then look around to the other side and the ground level looks good there as well, but I don't get why it looks like the top portion looks like someone painted a bunch of circles on some plywood. I don't get it.
The bunch of circles on the AMC building most likely represent movie projectors and film reels from the not too distant past. Stick, you must be a youngster! ;)
 

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Agreed. The AMC building is the ugliest building in the Assembly development (not including the strip mall).

It's not easy to make windowless concrete look good. Other parts of assembly have nice storefronts though.
Ah, the theater is one example where I think the use of glass in Seaport really outshines what ended up with AMC at Assembly Row. (The exterior and interior shot is one photo and I can't separate them.)




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https://goo.gl/maps/3wYRHfmEjdo
 

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The bunch of circles on the AMC building most likely represent movie projectors and film reels from the not too distant past. Stick, you must be a youngster! ;)
Lol yea it doesn't matter what it represents when it looks like grey spray painted plywood with circles on it.



Lookin good, lookin good...




What in the f...


The overhang on the right randomly stops too for no reason.
 

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^ Nice job with the photos and appreciate it, but let's be real, that is no "park." It's a pedestrian walkway with some labels. I thought there would be more grassy patches vs. all the hardscape. I hope it gets and feels better once the walkway expands down towards Congress St. with the development of the L parcels. But that will be a handful of years away.
 

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It was always intended to be a pedestrian walkway ( Harbor Way) and with the discovery of the remains of a schooner during excavation, the developer decided to incorporate some of the remains along with other historical artifacts into the walkway. Pretty cool idea and from the looks of Paco's pictures, there are quite a few trees planted as well.

https://boston.curbed.com/2017/6/16/15813532/shipwreck-museum-boston-harbor-way-seaport
 

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It was always intended to be a pedestrian walkway ( Harbor Way) and with the discovery of the remains of a schooner during excavation, the developer decided to incorporate some of the remains along with other historical artifacts into the walkway. Pretty cool idea and from the looks of Paco's pictures, there are quite a few trees planted as well.

https://boston.curbed.com/2017/6/16/15813532/shipwreck-museum-boston-harbor-way-seaport
I had seen the render before, but I suppose the impression that remained in my mind was that the green areas were a more substantial part of the walkway. I guess it’ll look greener overall once trees actually blossom.
 

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^ Yeah. Why would they do that?

Also, correct me if I'm wrong but the tree roots are going to muddle up all the surrounding pavers, no?
 

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Not a great sign that none of the retail has been accounted for here....When they did Watermark and 101 Seaport, when the vinyl went up about half was already leased and the rest was the "coming soon - it'll be great!"-type stuff....
 

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