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Just a FYI - Google Maps has updated their satellite imagery so we can now see the impact of projects like One Dalton, Hub on Causeway, etc.
This is awesome! I was just wondering a couple weeks ago when we'd get an update to see how the Seaport has grown.
 

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1 Dalton looks taller than the Pru, which is exactly what the worker on site said. I'm not convinced that 1 Dalton isn't our true 2nd tallest, at 756', like the FAA documents state it is: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=206595301&row=15

Other observations:
-Seaport looks like it should be fully filled in regarding the most "desirable" locations within about 5 years. Hopefully this allows the parts of the city with higher allowable heights to pick up the pace after that.
-Kendall is starting to resemble an actual downtown area and add a lot to the full scene.
-Casino, looking good!
 
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What are the realistic odds of the O'Neil building relocating and selling off their property by 2030?
 

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Boy, that low-rise portion of the O'Neill is just begging to be replaced with a tower and ground-level retail on Causeway Street. Of course I'd like to see all of it gone.
Also, the parking lot next to the Spaulding, and the Spaulding itself, is begging to be replaced with air-rights development including a tower or two, over expanded commuter rail lines to North Station.
 

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Ex-Spaulding, but yes. Currently occupied by MGH. Not sure if MGH also owns the parking or if they lease it from the state. It will go sooner or later, but it's likely on MGH's terms.
 

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Found this set from 1970. Not quite posting all of them so click into flickr for a couple more. Some of them are a bit tough to stomach, mainly due to all the parking lots but also some buildings I wish were still here. Also a lot more smokestacks, some of them very tall.

60 State under construction in this first one.

Fanuell Hall from Liberty Square, Boston, MA by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

newly dedicated Waterfront Park by Boston inner harbor, from Liberty Square, Boston, MA by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

towers by Boston inner harbor, from Liberty Square, Boston, MA by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Boston Harbor, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr


Preggers under construction

Boston, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Boston, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Boston Harbor, aerial, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr
 

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Found this set from 1970. Not quite posting all of them so click into flickr for a couple more. Some of them are a bit tough to stomach, mainly due to all the parking lots but also some buildings I wish were still here. Also a lot more smokestacks, some of them very tall.

60 State under construction in this first one.

Fanuell Hall from Liberty Square, Boston, MA by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

newly dedicated Waterfront Park by Boston inner harbor, from Liberty Square, Boston, MA by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

towers by Boston inner harbor, from Liberty Square, Boston, MA by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Boston Harbor, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr


Preggers under construction

Boston, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Boston, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Boston Harbor, aerial, aerial by Dave MacKenzie, on Flickr

Judging from, especially those first few pics, cities back then existed as places to store automobiles.
 

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I love how oddly onely the Customs House looks in those shots
 

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Judging from, especially those first few pics, cities back then existed as places to store automobiles.
That is the biggest difference between Boston and so many other US cities: places to store automobiles are so much less evident. parking lots created at a time of high taxes, low values and slack demand for upper story space are almost gone. Parking garages aren’t such a routine sight along the street either. Some of the prominent ones built in the 50s and 60s like St James and Post Office Sq garages are long gone.
 

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