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^^^I thought the old facade was pretty awful, but overall this feels like a lateral move at best. Sure the glass is nicer than the 80's beige garbage, but we already have enough blue glass and it's starting to feel like a tipping point in the wrong direction. However, the biggest loss is the cantilevers and general proportions. They're fattening this thing up and the cantilevers were the only standout feature to begin with. The glass wall on Oliver St feels criminal. Overall I didn't expect to be happy with this renovation, and so far I'm not.
 

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Nice pic @JohnCostello

I've warmed up to the remake. I wish they incorporated more accents to the façade. I did like that red accent on one corner of the building but its hardly noticable.
 

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It's a huge improvement. It's funny reading the first few pages of this thread. You would think the original facade was in some way not a giant POS.
 

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It's a huge improvement. It's funny reading the first few pages of this thread. You would think the original facade was in some way not a giant POS.
It's not just facade vs facade though. The newer version buffs out the cantilevers (which are surprisingly iconic in many skyline views) and puts that brutally oppressive glass wall addition on Oliver.
 

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Oh, I forgot about the awful cantilevers. Another huge improvement buffing those out.
 

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Is anyone placing bets on whether the panels line up when they meet in the middle? There do appear to be two different grids in play.
 

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Nah glass isn't the problem. Dull designs and lack of innovations are.

I'll take more glass State Street Towers (referring to the boldness) any day
 
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People complain about the gray precast boxes, people complain about the glass boxes. Can't make everyone happy.
 

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People complain about the gray precast boxes, people complain about the glass boxes. Can't make everyone happy.
"Gray precast boxes" are lousy too, but at least they have windows and you can visually delineate the stories on the buildings. There is still some detail that tell you the viewer people work here and there are separate stories, etc.

These glass shields are Ken Dolls.
 

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