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FK4

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Same for you, I see.
Yeah, been about 10 months. I guess whighlander has been back at least that long, didn’t realize. For me, it wasn’t intentional, just after years spending hours a day on here, I fell away from it. Probably won’t be back in the same way anytime soon... focus has shifted with life and pandemic changes... it’s weird... also, I still miss the old site... but glad to see my Rozzie neighbor alive and well, and the progress on this project has been ongoing. I’m usually so much more closely in touch with all of the different parts of Boston, it will be nice to go do a proper tour (soonish) and see how much construction progress has been made.
 

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2/5 from Charlestown
DZH -- a few months from now -- that vantage point will offer some very interesting juxtaposition views
4 or 5 distinct generations and styles of buildings [covering over 200 years] in one Only-in-Boston view
 

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Well slightly less flights these days.
Could also be that the developer and perhaps State Street want the drone pix as a part of PR for the project -- these folks have both deep pockets and deep connections and can probably get what they want from the FAA in the matter of drone flights
 

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It doesn't take much imagination to see how much better the streetscape will be after the hulking garage is gone. The drone pic really underscores that observation.
 

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Internal cranes like this always fascinate me - I've yet to see how they are dismantled. I've heard that derricks are assembled and take them down, but still, can't imagine how those things are then disassembled by hand. Hopefully one of us are down there when they're finally being disassembled.
 

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Breaking news! First piece of glass is up. Unfortunately it was too dark to see it well, and it's jammed up against the garage. I think things are going to start looking quite flashy very soon.

IMG_6836 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_6840 by David Z, on Flickr

These next 2 angles are going to be epic once this thing is done.

IMG_6828 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_6829 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_6842 by David Z, on Flickr
 

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2/25 from Symmes Arlington. You can see the core between the Custom House and Alcott. Unfortunately this will probably block at least half of the Custom House visible from here, if not more. That's the price of progress, but it's also the toughest building to "lose" from a view.

IMG_6807 by David Z, on Flickr
 

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Does anybody know if the parking lot across the street from this building is owned by a developer? I feel like it is the perfect spot for a tall, skinny residential tower.
 

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