"Dirty Old Boston"

chrisbrat

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Probably have said (written) it before, but the crowns for 225 Franklin and 99 High Street look so much more "complete" and interesting with the signage up there.

With the relative abundance of new signage added to mid- and highrises in the past 15 or 20 years, it might not work as well today, but it'd be cool to do *something* to add some visual interest back to the tops of these two. The old SST Building is most in need of something to offset its inherent drabness.
 

Java King

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I think the South Station train shed (glass canopy) was taken down shortly after this photo. I would have loved to see South Station with the original footprint all the way to the Fort Point Channel with the glass train shed. That must have been very impressive. It's kind of sad to see the dense development demolished where the Central Artery and now the Greenway are located. However, it's such a nice resource for the downtown today.
 

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That first one (shown above) looks early 20th century, but it shows a bunch of tall buildings around the GC area. Huh?
Are you looking at the ones to the right of and below the State House? Those are on Tremont between the Common and Beacon. If you're looking lower in the picture it's probably of the buildings surrounding the Custom House, which has only the base built. Those are generally still there.
 

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There seems to be some oddities in that 20th Century Boston image. The Grain Exchange building is not next door to the Customs House as it appears in that drawing.
 

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There seems to be some oddities in that 20th Century Boston image. The Grain Exchange building is not next door to the Customs House as it appears in that drawing.
It looks like that aerial image is a highly stylized depiction that took some liberties with reality. It looks great but it did distort a lot of the buildings.
 

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