A few more floors would be great. And in the redesign, do I see some type of potentially illuminated crown? Or illuminated spires a la the new State Street tower?For a second I thought this was a whole new proposal. Anyway I wonder if the height is going to be the same. Maybe a good time to add a few additional floors. I love the redesign though.
Absolutely. Or a crown. Something other than a flat roof.A few more floors would be great. And in the redesign, do I see some type of potentially illuminated crown? Or illuminated spires a la the new State Street tower?
Updated: Read it on my phone so got a bit more before hitting the paywall -- timing is indeed after the Putnam move next April. Garage structure rebuild or extension slated to start third quarter 2018; main tower rework first or second quarter 2019.Paywall...no fun. Does it mention timing or if the building has to be completely empty during this time ? I know Putnam is the anchor and moves out next year.
1) Cantilevers have to go to pay for the rework (100,000 sq feet of space)Immediate reaction:
1) gotta keep the cantilevers
2) why not a BU Law tower treatment (nice new glass and some accent), as opposed to a total curtainwall?
3) the current render looks like a stretched version of 888 Boylston...Please Nooooooooo
(ancient link )I have always had a special hatred for the Jung-Brannen building on Post Office Square with its pointless cantilevers that ruin so many views, particularly from the water. The same architects messed up a pretty and graceful late Beaux-Arts Federal Reserve building when they put an awkward and stupid glass trapezoid on top, to make it a hotel. Ruined the proportions, which were those of the Palazzo Farnese.