- May 28, 2006
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A slender 19-story core with not a shred of steel in sight in a highly prominent location..... my camera likes this combination
Actually after college I had 5 more years deferment with grad school and then took 10 years to pay off the $1400 in loans at 3%....had to pay around $40 a QUARTER! Of course that was nearly 50 years ago!Hopefully you did not repay it yet. All loans due to be forgiven soon.
Steel is rising on the Commonwealth Ave facade as of today:
I know height is a fetish and cores are just giant phalluses, and really we always have to stay focused on the form and content of the end result, but... man, it’s hard not to look at these pics and not get excited. This one is gonna be a huge stamp of urban height that will be felt all along Mem & Storrow, as well as Comm.
I read the Wikipedia article on phallic architecture once, and I was surprised when it started listing the Empire State Building, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Washington Monument as examples. How in the world do those count as phallic architecture? In that case every skyscraper might as well be a phallus, just because it's sticking up out of the ground.Makes me kind of uncomfortable when people sexualize buildings, to be honest.
Not every rectangular or cylindrical prism has to be reminiscent of a penis.
Just to give credit where credit is due, @kz1000ps captured one of my favorite construction shots in awhile and it's at the top of this page .A slender 19-story core with not a shred of steel in sight in a highly prominent location..... my camera likes this combination