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Am I the only one who completely disagrees with this and think this tower makes the Hancock look better? Or at least I don't see it diminishing it.
I like the Hancock tower, but I've always thought it looked a little "out of place" with no taller buildings around it. I don't see Raffles or other any recent proposals taking anything away from the Hancock tower in my opinion.
 

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I like the Hancock tower, but I've always thought it looked a little "out of place" with no taller buildings around it. I don't see Raffles or other any recent proposals taking anything away from the Hancock tower in my opinion.
Agreed. I've always thought the JHT and Pru look separated from the rest of the city skyline wise. a nice mesh of 300-500 footers scattered between could tie everything up nicely while still retaining the 3 main tower skyline in back bay
 

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Am I the only one who completely disagrees with this and think this tower makes the Hancock look better? Or at least I don't see it diminishing it.
It is not all that bad…and I don’t think it diminishes 200…but we are getting all glass buildings now…with more to come. I like somewhat adventurous architecture.
 

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Right ... let's surround the JHT with a bunch of nondescript midrise towers and watch how that enhances the look of it,
 

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Anyone know how many floors to go before topping off?
By my count, they just began forming the 30th floor.
It looks like there are 15 regular floors between the 2 large floors and the crown. According to Beeline's latest photos above, they are working on the 10th of those floors (but maybe still finishing the 9th).

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Right ... let's surround the JHT with a bunch of nondescript midrise towers and watch how that enhances the look of it,
I am worried about the Back Bay station development more than this Raffles Tower. From the renderings we've seen so far, it's not going to enhance the streetscape or skyline that much. I do wish for some more "bolder" and "inventive" architecture at that location specifically. It could really be amazing if they do it correctly.
 

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I am worried about the Back Bay station development more than this Raffles Tower. From the renderings we've seen so far, it's not going to enhance the streetscape or skyline that much. I do wish for some more "bolder" and "inventive" architecture at that location specifically. It could really be amazing if they do it correctly.
Same, this looks like a quality tower, hancock garage… not so much.
 

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I wonder if we'll get any cool effects with reflective glass reflecting off reflective glass?
 

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