If not it should be posted here.Is there a thread for 776 Summer St. yet?
Reason #37 on why I personally wouldn't want some tourist beacon in the Seaport.Let's not allow height fetishism to cloud sound judgment. I wandered Hudson Yards about a month back and, while interesting to look at, it's far more corporate and sterile than the Seaport. The Vessel is best viewed at a distance; up close it looks cheap and it's already filthy. The upmarket shopping mall is almost anachronistic, a throwback to when people with deep pockets would spend hours accumulating shopping bags from Needless Markup, etc...
Our 'stumps' are more interesting and engaged with the surroundings than Hudson Yard's supertalls.
I actually don't believe it would work that way, necessarily.Its a shame the glass boxes took the most prominent spots on the edge of the Harbor. If they were building on those parcels today they'd likely be more interesting to look at and architecturally significant, perhaps with more height variation, like how we've seen with the past wave of Seaport buildings.
Assuming the Seaport is even there in 50 years... they'd probably just redevelop. Also what fundamental shift in air-travel are you envisioning happening by 2070? Hover take-offs and landings?The seaport is incredibly short sighted for this fact alone- you think air travel is going to be the same in 50 years? The buildings close to downtown anyway could've built structurally to add on later. Pretty sure nobody did
The fundamentals of air travel have really changed remarkably little in the last 50 years. For example, Boeing 737s and 747s were flying in 1969. They're still flying today, just updated versions of the same craft. Of all technologies, commercial air travel is one that has seen the fewest technological breakthroughs in the last half-century.The seaport is incredibly short sighted for this fact alone- you think air travel is going to be the same in 50 years? The buildings close to downtown anyway could've built structurally to add on later. Pretty sure nobody did