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gac108

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I can't wait til this tower starts to rise! Now that State St, Winthrop, and most other taller u/c buildings are topped off, I'm jonesing for a new tall one to watch!
 

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Agreed and appreciate this one. I don't see any new towers exceeding 500' on the horizon.
Yea we've had a great run. There's still tons going up but nothing super impactful to the skyline (I know, there's a lot to be said about street interaction and the role new buildings play in their neighborhood, but I'm just speaking as somewhat of a height fetishist now). I'm hoping that in 5-10 years we'll have another boom (albeit smaller in terms of number of buildings) and then we can get maybe 3 700-1000 footers where possible, and there certainly are developable parcels that can handle that. Maybe they'll be tall, thin residential and/or mixed use instead of offices, but as so many businesses continue moving to the area, they're bringing people, and hopefully by then the regular housing market will level off and high-end stuff will really be back in demand. And who knows, maybe office space will return in a new and innovative way that encourages people to get out of their houses.
 

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Its been a great run of highrises. Now that most of those have been built out Id love to see an equally substantial boom of low rise density fill out the neighborhoods and expand the city further into the suburban parts within 95. If that could be the next phase of development Id be happy with that.

Theres still soooo much empty land and redevelopment opportunities for denssity across the metro that really need to happen in order to make a dent in the housing crisis and I really hope it can pick up a lot of steam. Every commuter rail stop or subway station within the 95 belt should be packed with 4-6 story low rise residential buildings with retail in the base. If this could happen wed be in a pretty good situation going forward.
 

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Theres still soooo much empty land and redevelopment opportunities for denssity across the metro that really need to happen in order to make a dent in the housing crisis and I really hope it can pick up a lot of steam. Every commuter rail stop or subway station within the 95 belt should be packed with 4-6 story low rise residential buildings with retail in the base. If this could happen wed be in a pretty good situation going forward.
And that's where the new mbta zoning will help. I just hope the state gives it enough teeth to make a difference.
 

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Agreed and appreciate this one. I don't see any new towers exceeding 500' on the horizon.
IF there's a sale of the Post Office and land, as it moves South along the water aren't there parcels there that could house an array of talls? I can't remember the height restrictions but maybe it could become a new 'high'ish spine.
 

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Wait did i miss something new and/or big?!?!? Wasn't this project started before Wu became Mayor?? What's changed?!?!..
 

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