Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

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Looking at what's already built, I don't think the facade is going to be that bright. I could be wrong but it looks more in line with the original rendering.
 

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Yea this is bad.. especially when compared to its neighbor and its earlier proposal which was very nice. Oh well, itll fade into the background in due time.
 

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This facade is miserable. Anyone still putting up buildings like this should be embarrassed.
 

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It reminds me of Back of the Hill apartments on South Huntington, in profile and quality. You can say this is a utilitarian hotel in a borderland and thus doesn't need to be anything special, but it's a big step down from "just ok".
 

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ugh. Looks like the worst of the Revere Beach condos of the 70's. The facade looks fine, though....from a distance of 2 miles or more.
 

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It reminds me of Back of the Hill apartments on South Huntington, in profile and quality. You can say this is a utilitarian hotel in a borderland and thus doesn't need to be anything special, but it's a big step down from "just ok".
Back of the Hill was arguably better when it had just a bare concrete facade.
 

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I always thought "Marine Wharf" was terrible placemaking. Aren't all Wharves marine?

Inland wharf would be interesting. Or marine desert. Marine Wharf not so much.
 

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The 1 good thing is that the structure underneath is sound and looks great with a different facade, and so one day it can be reclad as the original idea.

 

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