Kenmore Square North | 533-541 Commonwealth Ave | Fenway

Arenacale

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That paneling still sucks. The glass still sucks.

That being said, the location is the worst sin. I could see something like this blending in amongst the crowd in Longwood, but it truly sticks out like a sore thumb here. I think the adjacent alleys play a role in that - the shape gives the idea that the building is terminating into a hard point on either end, but instead the gap makes it look unresolved.
 

shmessy

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That paneling still sucks. The glass still sucks.

That being said, the location is the worst sin. I could see something like this blending in amongst the crowd in Longwood, but it truly sticks out like a sore thumb here. I think the adjacent alleys play a role in that - the shape gives the idea that the building is terminating into a hard point on either end, but instead the gap makes it look unresolved.
It's an abomination. Honestly, that facade actually looks cheap and unstable enough to fall down..........let's hope.
 

Vivanna

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It's what happens when overpriced real estate meets pedestrian design.

As for the WHOOP, no idea...

How did that signage get approved???
 

kingofsheeba

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How did that signage get approved???
I got angry just looking at that. I’ll be even angrier when the sign is designated as a landmark
 

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