Whelp, that's going nowhere... great find/post, though.
Didn't know where to put this because it is still very early. 700 foot proposal at 251 Causeway/North Washington Street.
Agreed very skeptical. To my knowledge, that area does not allow PDAs either to rewrite the underlying zoning allowing for only 100 feet. In an alternate universe, tall buildings would be allowed next to a massive transportation center.Whelp, that's going nowhere... great find/post, though.
The JHT is 790'. I do think it would be a very Boston move to finally eclipse the JHT after 50 years with a 791', although it would be an even more Boston move to never eclipse the JHT.
To be fair, this would be more in the Bulfinch Triangle area and not the North End proper. Still just across N Washington from the neighborhood though.Let's leave the North End alone, okay? It's one of the few very old and semi-intact neighborhoods in the city. Stick a few more towers in Cambridge instead.
I remember reading that they couldn't build tall because of the tunnel, not that it would have happened anyway. North End residents would have shot down anything tall there.
I saw something similar, but do tunnels really go under the entire footprints of all 3 of those?I remember reading that they couldn't build tall because of the tunnel, not that it would have happened anyway. North End residents would have shot down anything tall there.
I just want to give a massive shout out for how all-out @Equilibria went with this amazing post. Somehow the multiple views of massing renders from 10+ miles out on the highway are an appropriately ridiculous (and by that, I mean awesome) amount of analysis overkill that is beautifully juxtaposed with the flimsiness of this (pre- pre- pre-) proposal itself. Thank you for this.What that looks like:
Keep in mind also that the FAA map heights calculate to above sea level. You need to also remove the site's elevation to see the actual max height that can be built there. I'm not exactly sure where this is being proposed but I think it's between a 40'-50' elevation, meaning at best we'd be able to get around 730'-740' in that location. Of course, if anything DOES ever get built there it probably won't be higher than like 150'.
I saw something similar, but do tunnels really go under the entire footprints of all 3 of those?
The central artery goes under the left and center buildings and north station plus tunnels for green and orange is under the center and right buildings of the above picture.
The victor (center building) doesnt have the documents up on the bpda website anymore for some reason, but I found information on the civil engineering companies website:So there's no place in the entire footprint of those 3 buildings that could have supported something taller?