Hard to imagine anything new successfully competing with the Back Bay. Is that really such a bad thing? Architects and developers today seem uninterested in the design and urban touchstones (rules?) of the past. Cost plays a role, for sure. It is what it is, has been for a long time, so be it. However, we might ultimately enjoy a unique district that is a vivid contrast to our beloved historical Boston. Not fair to judge too harshly when the place is still in the making, still much to do. But to my eye, the quality of materials and the design choices are improving. Hopefully, crowds will follow. Fingers crossed.