BGI Office Tower (Massport Parcel A2) | 401 Congress Street | Seaport

SlothofDespond

Active Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2014
Messages
149
Reaction score
10
^This looks fantastic, IMO. I love the integration of the main building with the low-rise cultural space; the graceful connection between that odd-shaped island parcel and the main parcel.

This may just be the boldest piece of architecture we've seen in the Seaport thus far - I know, perhaps not saying much - but I mean this not just in terms of the aesthetic, but in terms of the scope of what it aims to accomplish by weaving together these otherwise very awkward parcels.
I didn't realize they were building across the street on that triangular parcel. That's tremendous and will really help with what would otherwise be a weird dead zone. Build build build.
 

FitchburgLine

Active Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2013
Messages
555
Reaction score
73
I wish there was more of an attempt at an active streetwall with retail on the WTC Ave side, but other than that, build this yesterday. A-2 and P will be the keys to linking the two elevations of the Seaport together
 

DZH22

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2006
Messages
5,437
Reaction score
903
It looks like 252'. Page 61 shows it going up to 271'6" and the pages just before, 57-60, show the ground elevation at 19'6".

In case anybody gets this onto the Skyscraperpage diagrams before I do, please use that height and cite those pages.

(as an aside the diagrams are still missing a lot, including the 3 Echelon towers and all the MIT buildings!)
 

stick n move

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
6,345
Reaction score
398
Lol thats how it always has worked and always will. The render game is not perfect, its a mishmash of old and new if you want to have anything comprehensive to look at. Things are changed as time goes on and they usually only release a couple and dont go back and re-release every angle, so you just have to use some imagination with what you do have. As long as its not an entirely new design thats what you have. You get the whole spectrum from placeholders, massing models, all the way to photorealistic representations... just the way it is.

They even used one of the older renders themselves on the cover page there because they dont have a new one showing the lobby to put up there, so they just used an older one and itll be close enough. I do like the changes though and Im glad theyre integrating that triangle lot because its pretty weird dimensions and idk if it would have been anything but grass otherwise if it had not.
 

Blackdog

Active Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2015
Messages
169
Reaction score
0
This has a better great hall than Winthrop Square and we didn't even have to sacrifice an skywalk to get it.
 

stick n move

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
6,345
Reaction score
398
The way the glass fades from bare to vertical striping in the corners is a very nice touch. Also the amount of park space theyre fitting on the roof of the triangular lot is awesome, its a very weird shaped parcel that didnt have much potential. All in all this version looks really good imo, and I think this would be a great addition to the area. Theyre really making the most out of some oddly shaped parcels and they get bonus points for making a boxy shape... pretty non boxy and unique.
 

Top