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Seems like this is on track to be the most photographed building since MT on Ab. Four Seasons didnt seem to have as many updates, maybe because of its location
I’m willing to bet that this is on track to become the most distinguished addition to Boston’s skyline from the Harbor since Rowes Wharf. HYM is constructing a stunner. I am morbidly curious to see how this is received from non-Bostonians upon completion.
 

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Perhaps? I was more focused on getting the shadows and exposure correct than nailing the height. Honestly I just looked at a few renderings and tried to match the stature I saw in those.
 

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That seems a bit tall, no?
I'd say bare minimum it's at least 100' too tall. I think the main roof will barely eclipse the Sudbury's roof, with the mech oval above that, and then of course the fins reaching/exceeding 600'. It really isn't too much taller than the Sudbury except for those fins.

That render looks to be a solid 700'. It would be a good height for the Flatiron parcel across the street, or the Hurley Building additional tower, and bridge the way to 800'+ in those lots behind North Station.
 

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Seems like this is on track to be the most photographed building since MT on Ab. Four Seasons didnt seem to have as many updates, maybe because of its location
Winthrop Square will have that problem too. It will be basically invisible from a lot of angles, even though it's taller than One Congress.

Also why I think a lot of people are sleeping on South Station Tower. Very prominent from a lot of key viewpoints.
 

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Winthrop Square will have that problem too. It will be basically invisible from a lot of angles, even though it's taller than One Congress.

Also why I think a lot of people are sleeping on South Station Tower. Very prominent from a lot of key viewpoints.
I dont think people are sleeping on SST, they just see the construction time table and are aware its not time to get excited yet. Also, the tower could still get cancelled and they could just build out the low slung building, in my humble opinion.
 

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Will the tower have the ‘slit’ on the Charles River-facing side too, or just the Harbor-facing side? I assumed it was going to just be a standard glass curved facade from the west.
 

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From that above rendering, it loos like a portion of the existing GC Garage will stay in place between the Sudbury and the State St HQ. Not complaining about that.
 

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From that above rendering, it loos like a portion of the existing GC Garage will stay in place between the Sudbury and the State St HQ. Not complaining about that.
Not only that, but even the first few floors of the State St. HQ is actually a disguised portion of the garage.
 

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^ Hadn't seen that one! But either way I prioritized whatever rendering was most photorealistic and would look like an actual material object in my picture over any other concerns. If I could've made it absolutely perfect I would've because I'm an anal retentive perfectionist like that, but I had to work with what's out there ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

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Has the official height of this been reduced from 647 to 600'? Wikipedia now says that this is just 600 feet...
 

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Has the official height of this been reduced from 647 to 600'? Wikipedia now says that this is just 600 feet...
Believe that is before the mechanical penthouse. They had the res tower at 480' for a bit until it was changed to the height of the mechanical screen.
 

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