- May 6, 2007
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There was a two-post thread on this two years ago. I decided to start over.
i saw your "come one Van," and stopped to study the renders.Come on, van. Not you?! I mean, yes, it's more density than the immediately surrounding blocks. I'll take it. But cons? Many. We all know what it's gonna look like (banal plastic panels etc, ie, the usual) and it's an enormous block that could accommodate much more density than this, and would ideally actually put a few roads through the area to prevent it from being yet another huge, isolated swath of land in Roxbury. The cynic in me says this is the best we could hope for, but there's nothing exciting about this.
That's basically how I am with your posts too.i saw your "come one Van," and stopped
I don’t want it to be perfect, and I would settle for banality. I just think they could accommodate more units. Not out of any height masturbation, just because we need the housing and parcels this big are hard to come by.One of the reasons I loath reading this forum anymore is the feelings which come through are that any new building should be the most beautiful 1000' skyscraper in the world or its shit. Frankly a project like this is exactly what the city needs. I have always been a proponent of boring background buildings. We bemoan how expensive the city has gotten but forget that new construction is by definition more expensive so keeping new buildings affordable requires keeping the designs simple. Is this the most beautiful building? Far from it. But I've seen far worse on here.
What I'm more impressed with is how they were able to take a tough plot and create an elegant use of space and footprint. This is a very dense development for the neighborhood so to fit it in so seamlessly is impressive.
That's basically how I am with your posts too.