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When I first saw the rendering a few years ago, I thought the bold architectural posturing would be a welcome addition to the Boston skyline. But this is one of those building that really needs to be in it's final stages of construction to determine how well it going to fit. There is a shorter / similar shaped building in the seaport (I'm sure someone in aB will reference it) that, quite frankly, I find very unappealing. I'll reserved judgment on this one until it gets closer to completion.
 

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I think it is that steel simply rises faster. So people get their height fetish satisfied more quickly.
Jeff -- perhaps its that the steel framework is always way ahead of the rest of the building -- so that your imagination has more reign
Concrete essentially [with the exception of cores] is unveiled from the forms -- fully formed just missing the outer cladding

Or perhaps its just that we have a hundred plus years of seeing steel being erected with "daring young men" out on the "flying beams" -- possibly because those kinds of pictures fascinate news photographers
There are far fewer "exciting pix" of two guys standing next to a bucket of concrete being dumped into a form or even less exciting? -- seeing a hose squirting concrete
 

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There is a shorter / similar shaped building in the seaport (I'm sure someone in aB will reference it) that, quite frankly, I find very unappealing. I'll reserved judgment on this one until it gets closer to completion.
You are talking about 121 Seaport Blvd most likely, but I think there is not much similarity aside from the oval shaped floor plate.

121Seaport.jpg
 

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I don't like the base (1st three floors) on that one ^ at all. At least State Street HQ doesn't have that white elephant as its pedestal.
 

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I know as a whole, we tend to reserve judgement to see the final product, but I already love what I'm seeing. The steel components are fascinating to me and do already provide a sense of fluidity to the building not usually seen (in Boston at least).

I'm very excited!
 

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Youi can already see that this building is going to have some amazing views down various streets especially juxtaposing it with some of old brick and stone structures
 

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Jeff -- perhaps its that the steel framework is always way ahead of the rest of the building -- so that your imagination has more reign
Concrete essentially [with the exception of cores] is unveiled from the forms -- fully formed just missing the outer cladding

Or perhaps its just that we have a hundred plus years of seeing steel being erected with "daring young men" out on the "flying beams" -- possibly because those kinds of pictures fascinate news photographers
There are far fewer "exciting pix" of two guys standing next to a bucket of concrete being dumped into a form or even less exciting? -- seeing a hose squirting concrete
Whoa — you’re back!
 

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