I’m going to go with “didn’t care”considering that quality design has been the exception rather than the rule over the last several years. As long as the money kept flowing into the pockets of Marty’s favored constituency I don’t think it mattered much what the finished product looked like.Did the BCDC just fall asleep at the wheel on this? Or were they misled? Or...did they not care?
For what it's worth, I think what they did at 40 Water was pretty cool. I mean, it's awkward right where the new glass box juxtaposes against 40 Water's original Beaux Arts crown, but other than that I think it's visually arresting. Also, what they did at Converse/Lovejoy Wharf is pretty awesome in terms of the building's new presence and the new public walkway wrapping around it, no?I'm more interested/concerned that this is not the only project Related/Beal has in Boston. Are the materials in Fort Point going to be this bad?
It's hard to imagine the same folks who brought us Lovejoy Wharf are bringing us this (if I am correct in that assumption that it's the same folks?)...Related was at the top of my list of "good" developers (oxymoron) until this went up. They have in-house designers and have a great track record of well-designed buildings in Boston, until this garbage.
Most certainly, along with some other great properties and designs (including buildings designed by RAMSA, who isn't cheap)It's hard to imagine the same folks who brought us Lovejoy Wharf are bringing us this (if I am correct in that assumption that it's the same folks?)...