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bakgwailo

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Oh, wow, didn't realize that was going to be steel construction.
 

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The Savin street one is really nice. Well done. This is an example of someone who put a great team together (Client/designer/builder) and got more than they paid for.

Awesome. More of this please.

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^ This is fantastic infill architecture. Love the weathered brick to make it fit in with the vernacular of the neighborhood. The roof line is delightful. The corners are celebrated. The balconies have a subtle recess from the facade face. The facade just has so much depth, which is something I've been harping about on this board for many years. More of this. Everywhere. Please.
 

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^unfortunately Data the first floor is OG, it was there before thus the weathered look... it is
 

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^unfortunately Data the first floor is OG, it was there before thus the weathered look... it is
It carries up the new facade too above that Savin Kitchen sign though. That's what I was getting at.
 

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It carries up the new facade too above that Savin Kitchen sign though. That's what I was getting at.
I'm still amazed that they were able to pull this off without closing the restaurant during construction.
 

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The what's needs to happen to all the 1-2 story commercial buildings that line the main streets in Boston's neighborhoods.
 

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The what's needs to happen to all the 1-2 story commercial buildings that line the main streets in Boston's neighborhoods.
Couldn't agree more. A concerted effort to add density and a little height to the main corridors outside the core (Washington, Centre, Columbus, and Hyde Park in particular) would do more long-term good for Boston than any downtown skyscraper project ever could. So the question is how do we incentivize this from a policy perspective?
 

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We need 5-6 stories not 3 on major streets.
Have you ever been here? The height is perfectly appropriate to where it is. Savin Hill Ave is hardly a “major street”, especially right here. It’s actually a very quiet neighborhood area.
 

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I havent looked at the back of Savin bar n kitchen, but they added what 8 apartments and a second retail location? The rent on that in Boston is going to be like $2500 for each apartment, and $1500 for the retail at least. Thats $21,500 per month... daamn. Probably only cost a little over 1 million to do all that too its practically prefab. That will be paid off in a year, thats $1,118,000 per year in rent alone not including Savin Bar and Kitchen Id guess they own that. Im in the wrong business. Over 20 years theyll make $22,360,000. Jackpot! No more bussing tables lol.
 

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Anyone else think that lifted balcony has a Mr. Spock thing happening?

 

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Anyone else think that lifted balcony has a Mr. Spock thing happening?

I love that moment on that corner balcony. It's not too subtle, not too bold, just right. Any shallower of a pitch, then it would be a weak gesture. Any steeper, it might look gimmicky.
 

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This is literally across from Savin Hill station, yes? The density should have been more ambitious for this location.
 

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Developer eyes two residential towers for Morrissey Boulevard site
Dorchester Reporter

The owners of the former Channel 56 property on Morrissey Boulevard are weighing the concept of razing the old television studio building and erecting two towers housing 758 apartments in its place. The buildings — if the plan proceeds— would add a dramatic new look to the Dorchester skyline, rising 22 stories and 25 stories in height respectively, over the Southeast Expressway.
https://www.dotnews.com/2018/developer-eyes-tall-towers-morrissey-site
 

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