Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

Life Coach Mike

New member
Joined
Aug 26, 2019
Messages
79
Reaction score
78
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.
 

DZH22

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2006
Messages
5,954
Reaction score
2,790
This is a loss, but if they ever try to take down the YWCA building next door it would be devastating.
 

bigpicture7

Senior Member
Joined
May 5, 2016
Messages
1,729
Reaction score
93
That doesn't look like a building that's about to be demolished, why put up all that staging?
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.
 

HenryAlan

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
2,361
Reaction score
348
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.
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.
 

stick n move

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
6,821
Reaction score
1,145
Yup, broke ground thursday. 33 stories, opens early 2022.

“The property will include 147 hotel rooms and suites, 146 residences, six food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art spa with a fitness club and 20-meter indoor pool, expansive meeting and function spaces, “grand” botanical displays throughout, 16 gathering spaces that range from intimate to more social, a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square.”
Boston.com
 

odurandina

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
5,328
Reaction score
252
Globenimby's said:
Another tax shelter for the 1% in a cookie-cutter, glass tower most of us will never go near.
Because the rich sprawling out, driving people out of their neighborhoods, turning triple decker's into townhomes is so much better.
 

George_Apley

Not a Brahmin
Staff member
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Messages
4,469
Reaction score
827
^ Given the amount of pent up demand in the Boston region, we're going to have BOTH and LIKE it.
 

George_Apley

Not a Brahmin
Staff member
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Messages
4,469
Reaction score
827
It's been so long that I forget... is this building coming down, or are they preserving parts of the façade?
 

stick n move

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
6,821
Reaction score
1,145
This 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...
 

whighlander

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2006
Messages
7,542
Reaction score
520
This 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...
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 door

and then of course there are all the well known issues associated with building on top of the Pike
 

Suffolk 83

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
2,273
Reaction score
119
Wish they didnt have to tear this down but I'm excited to see some new projects underway, I'm bored of the seaport development at this point
 

Top