Boylston Place (née Scape Student Housing) | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

guitarguynboston

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Really not impressed with this building. Hoping 1 or both of those gas stations gets something unique and deserving of it's end location of the street wall like the Pierce at the other end.

Doesn't need to be as tall just something with good materials and a height variance from this crap. If I remember correctly the gas station across the street has a crappy replacement in the works but does anyone know if there is a proposal for the gas station next to this building?
 

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Really not impressed with this building. Hoping 1 or both of those gas stations gets something unique and deserving of it's end location of the street wall like the Pierce at the other end.

Doesn't need to be as tall just something with good materials and a height variance from this crap. If I remember correctly the gas station across the street has a crappy replacement in the works but does anyone know if there is a proposal for the gas station next to this building?
Maybe keep them as gas stations. Cities need services such as gas stations. People who live or work in tall buildings need to gas up their cars somewhere nearby. Getting rid of amenities is foolish. (And don't say to buy an electric car, that's a pipe dream of the rich).
 

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Maybe keep them as gas stations. Cities need services such as gas stations. People who live or work in tall buildings need to gas up their cars somewhere nearby. Getting rid of amenities is foolish. (And don't say to buy an electric car, that's a pipe dream of the rich).
Car ownership in Fenway is declining, as are electric vehicle prices. Regardless of your personal views, gas stations are going to quickly become irrelevant in core city areas.
 

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Does anyone know what the webbing (?) straps hanging out of the structure where the columns meet the slab above are? I'm not that familiar with the details of concrete construction.

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Maybe keep them as gas stations. Cities need services such as gas stations. People who live or work in tall buildings need to gas up their cars somewhere nearby. Getting rid of amenities is foolish. (And don't say to buy an electric car, that's a pipe dream of the rich).
New gas vehicles will be gone in 10 years or less. Many auto manufacturers are going full-electric by 2025 and almost all will be full-electric by 2030. Boston (maybe all of Mass?) will be all-electric by 2035, so this is not a pipe dream nor just for the rich, sorry for the reality check Navigator4.
 

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