Possibly removal of materials that have value? Gathering salvage that could be used in other restoration projects? I've noticed different types of demo around here; sometimes it's just total/instant devastation, then haul the pile away...other times it's careful deconstruction at first, followed by demo.That doesn't look like a building that's about to be demolished, why put up all that staging?
I mentioned this elsewhere in the thread, but there are some truly wonderful interior spaces, too, that will be a great loss. My favorite part of this building by far is a large solarium/enclosed patio on the second or third floor (can't remember which). If I ever become a wealthy mansion dweller, I'm going to need a room like that.I'm really going to miss the first few floors, the cornice, and the overall proportions of this building. It's another one of those buildings that add to the fabric of Boston's architectural story. I don't mind the Raffles' design...but it's generic and could be anywhere.
Because the rich sprawling out, driving people out of their neighborhoods, turning triple decker's into townhomes is so much better.Globenimby's said:Another tax shelter for the 1% in a cookie-cutter, glass tower most of us will never go near.
Stick -- money is fungible -- real estate -- not so much -- if you don't control or own those other parcels -- well they could just as easily be on the Moon as next doorThis building is definitely a loss, especially with a garage and pike parcels next door. Just like 315 on A that had acres of empty lots but knocked down a fort point building and built the tower in its place...