The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

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Thats whats awesome after new towers are built, finding the new sight lines. These dominate from here. Theres now an entire skyline where a couple years ago there was nothing.
 

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That building has some good qualities. However, when confronted by its overwhelming feature: at some distance, re; East Boston, South Boston, Quincy, etc, those good things get drowned out. That geometry isn't particularly good. And that's being kind. i'm dubious if adding height, short of setbacks, and 700, 900 or 1,000 feet could fix it.
Of course, then--it would overwhelm the skyline.
 

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That building has some good qualities. However, when confronted by its overwhelming feature: at some distance, re; East Boston, South Boston, Quincy, etc, those good things get drowned out. That geometry isn't particularly good. And that's being kind. i'm dubious if adding height, short of setbacks, and 700, 900 or 1,000 feet could fix it.
Of course, then--it would overwhelm the skyline.
I suspect that exactly why the Hancock tower works, the height (~780) makes up for the excessive width. The same could have applied here if wasn't out of context with the immediate skyline.
 

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I am a big fan of seeing the grid on the skyline. That's my favorite part so far. It really stands out. The glass looks good.
 

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Wish there was a before and after. @DZH22 that shot is amazing. It'd be cool if we had more of these views from different parts of the area where something has changed so drastically.
 

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I suspect that exactly why the Hancock tower works, the height (~780) makes up for the excessive width. The same could have applied here if wasn't out of context with the immediate skyline.
Citydweller -- No -- what makes the Hancock aka 200 Clarendon St work:
  1. It was the first time anyone essentially planted a nearly unadorned mirror in the midst of a city -- it gets to reflect everything around it as well as the sky
  2. It happens to be located in the midst of some amazing architecture to provide the material for the reflections
    1. Trinity and its amazing tower with the New Old South as a counterpart from some angles
    2. the old Weather-beacon Hancock Tower occasionally complete with Championship banner
    3. down below at street level -- McKim BPL and the Fairmont Copley Plaza -- it pays to have distinguished neighbors
  3. Copley Square isolates it just enough to keep anything from jostling with it
  4. It's just the right distance from the Charles to let the river basin work in complex reflections
That combination is essentially unique -- that's why its on so many postcards, websites, TV shows, etc.
 

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So I'm not sure if this was posted, I'm not seeing it but came across this a few nights ago. Haven’t seen it lit up ANY other night and I live over there, but the whole terrace was lit and looked awesome.

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