I don't hate them. I like that they're crooked and unaligned. Adds a little excitement, gives you a reason to look up because the architecture of these buildings sure doesn't make you want to do that. Also ironically helps to humanize the buildings a bit. The exteriors of both buildings (especially H) seem designed to conceal and strip away any sign of human presence inside so this actually helps in that regard. I don't think the loss of ped traffic will be missed too much, when it's basically just annoyed workers from a single company having to cross the street between adjacent buildings.
Work starts on 10-story Cambridge Crossing life sciences tower
A 10-story life sciences building at 441 Morgan Ave. is the fifth new building to rise at Cambridge Crossing in the past year.
Serious question: did they simply skip out on rendering in all of the vent hood chimneys and other lab mechanicals on top, or did they actually extend the facade so high up as to completely cover them?I know it's a lab but is this the tallest 10-story building of all time?
I know it's a lab but is this the tallest 10-story building of all time?
Serious question: did they simply skip out on rendering in all of the vent hood chimneys and other lab mechanicals on top, or did they actually extend the facade so high up as to completely cover them?
If it's the former, that's quite a sleezy move. If it's the latter, wow, way to spend $$ to do lab aesthetics right.
But to your point: As rendered, I agree that the verticality of the facade and its continuity (i.e., lack of the typical facade interruption + lab top hat) make this feel quite tall and svelte.
Thanks @ivyhedge ;@bigpicture7 According to the building's debut presentation on 16 Sep 2020, the latter. When we hosted them, one of the questions was about "smoke stacks" (lol) and representatives said there wouldn't be any.
BTW, during that presentation, several powerpoint slides I captured suggested "offices, not lab" so this building might be more like Lot H, rather than Lot G (sorry, I don't have all of my notes).