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citydweller

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It would totally suck to live in the north side of the Sudbury and have to look at the reflective glass of 1 Congress, practically a mirror reflection, as your view.
 

Charlie_mta

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It would totally suck to live in the north side of the Sudbury and have to look at the reflective glass of 1 Congress, practically a mirror reflection, as your view.
A renter on that side of the Sudbury could move fairly easily if they don't like the glass view, but for a condo owner there it would be harder.
 

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It's not too bad. The profile of One Congress arcs away from a viewer's perspective in most locations (there are several as spots on the curtain wall where the reflectivity is more playful, but the setup for it to be defined, persistent problem is complex). The angle of solar incidence could be an issue in units further northeastward (aimed more at the North End), but even then the expected irritation rate would be very low.

For example, when I considered a unit there, one of my top two choices was positioned where the above could have mattered (1/3 occluded/reflected view) for a few minutes/day. However, in another life, I was a practicing cosmologist. And this still didn't bother me. Other things did - but not that! :unsure:

A renter on that side of the Sudbury could move fairly easily if they don't like the glass view, but for a condo owner there it would be harder.
 

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This appears to be a very “new South” facade — hopefully an outlier overall in Boston. It gives some meat to this part of the skyline and some buildings that rise around it over time may soften its appearance.
 

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