Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

ra84970

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For all the effort going into the air rights development - I wish they could eek out a few more floors. :p It'll be great, but, just a bit more !
 

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The structure of the building on the left with the large cantilever seems surprisingly simple. I figured that 'V' structure at the base would have continued in some fashion through at least the first few floors, but it appears to be a relatively simple column bay grid.

Also, both tower cranes essentially on the sidewalk... Will be interesting to watch indeed..
 

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Per post #481, it appears both buildings are on tera firma, which I hadn't particularly realized before.
 

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I'm a little surprised they opted for the cantilever on the small parcel. Looks like they could have brought the tower downwards a few more floors.
 

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I'm a little surprised they opted for the cantilever on the small parcel. Looks like they could have brought the tower downwards a few more floors.
The North tower is residential - it's likely that they couldn't find people who'd want an apartment or hotel room sandwiched at grade on either side by I-90 West and the Newbury onramp.
However, you would think it'd be a good location for expanded BOH like laundry or electrical, but perhaps designing access presented an issue.

Street level:
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Terrace level:
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Level 3, the next one up:
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What is the remaining structure on the Newbury St side?
 

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Crane must be going up soon, there's a tower segment on site on the Boylston St. side. Just ran by it an hour ago.
 

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