In general it's not that tall, but for where it is, it's pretty strikingly taller than anything around it. Literally next door there is a little one story stand-alone McDonalds building that looks very out of place with a huge tower next to it.Thats hilarious. I thought this would be MUCH taller. This isn't that tall at all. And what a fuss was made...
is (it) the ~20 story mid-rise on the left side of the image??Great photo find; thanks for posting. Building looks great from this distance (I haven't seen it from up close post-cladding).
Sarcastic or not? (I'm hoping not...)These are wonderful reinterpretations of the triple decker. I really appreciate the balance here.
Very much not sarcastic. This is good design. (pretty sure they fabricated the upper right window wrong. The vertical mullion does not line up with the windows below like the all do on the left.Sarcastic or not? (I'm hoping not...)
I'm not an architect, but I've often contemplated the design difficulty posed by East Cambridge being situated right next to uber-high-tech-Kendall. Integrating things at the boundary zones must be tough, because we're talking about two polar extremes here (East Camb. has some very rough-around-the-edges past-era eco-housing - no disrespect at all intended).
For me, I think this makes for effective boundary zone design. The subtle cornice, reasonable "siding" and harsh vertical edges connect with the past, while the tall corner windows give it a contemporary touch. Well done.