Not a huge fan of keeping the existing parking structure fronting Herald St. If the Pike ever gets decked (haha) that will be a huge dead spot. Then again the Pike may never get decked. So probably a safe bet.
They seem to do a pretty good job of hiding the parking structure within the new building I don't think will be that much of a dead zone. Its really no different from other buildings with ground floor lobbies and then glass that has no entrances that you'll find downtown.
Sorry about the quality of the photo, but I was so surprised by the activity I forgot to focus. A large crew is working inside the garage creating foundation suports and doing surgical demolition of the garage which is still in operation.
Weird! I saw the equipment last week in the lower level and I figured they were just storing stuff there. The southern and eastern halves of South End almost have as much construction going on as the seaport its pretty wild