Kenmore Square North | 533-541 Commonwealth Ave | Fenway

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The client saw the visualization in AutoCAD and said “I want it *just* like that!”
 

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The gap between the buildings makes me worried. There was a decent street wall that large of a gap there seems like it breaks it up just. A bit much
 

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I'm really struggling to hate this building as much as some of the other members... it's not winning any awards but I can name a lot of worse dreck that's been built in the last decade.
 

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I'm really struggling to hate this building as much as some of the other members... it's not winning any awards but I can name a lot of worse dreck that's been built in the last decade.
It's not just about being a crappy building. It's a crappy building in a prominent location and tore down a superior structure to get there. This is the worst new structure meeting those criteria unless/until the Shreve Crump and Low redevelopment happens. That will be the worst building of the decade.
 

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It's not just about being a crappy building. It's a crappy building in a prominent location and tore down a superior structure to get there. This is the worst new structure meeting those criteria unless/until the Shreve Crump and Low redevelopment happens. That will be the worst building of the decade.
I drove by on Friday, April 30th. It's pretty bad now, but I have some hope it will get better. I also drove by the Shreve Building on Boylston & Arlington that Druker wants to demolish. I think this Kenmore Square development is a PERFECT reason for keeping some historic background buildings. IMHO Kenmore Square is cheapened by this suburban-looking development that could have been so much better. I HOPE and PRAY that Boston doesn't make the same mistake on the corner of Arlington & Boylston.
 

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Replacing the Citgo sign with plain air may actually make this look better. I have hope with the upcoming developments across the street will help make this part of the square look better.
 

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I can only think of one name for this building that some idiotic and lazy developer has now set down in an iconic Kenmore Square:

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Whoop is taking 121k sf here. Up until now they'd been based above Target on Boylston in the Fenway. They also had a retail space in the same building, but that recently moved a block over onto Kilmarnock.

I was hoping that this building would sit empty, just out of spite for the developer.
 
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I'm looking at it right now from the Monster Seats while on a free Fenway Park tour.

My God...it's so shitty.
 

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Pics from yesterday noonish while on a Fenway Park tour. . .

Corner of Brookline/Landsdowne:
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Upper-deck RF grandstand (can see the stage setup in CF for Northeastern's graduation tomorrow):
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Second row of the press box. This is the view the out-of-town writers get of the Square.
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Balcony entrance to the Monster Seats:
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My God...it's so shitty.
o_O
 

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Those flimsy windows are just aching for lots of Red Sox homers to smash on through.
 
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