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

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Oh god - that thing screams high-walled cubicle farms and rows of file cabinets. No, thank you, we'll let that era fade and try something new.
You mean art-deco?

Honestly the proposal we got was the least bad of the options. The spire one was... not good. I sort of recall one of the early proposals had a more industrial look to the roof canopy which I liked too.
I understand that the design was dictated by Verizon. Just unfortunate that the standard we have to set is "the least bad". Then again, I work in the telecom industry and Verizon's headquarter is on par with other telecom headquarters I've seen or visited.
 
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For sure, give it a few years and Boston will grow out of it's boxy reputation but prior to the latter half of this cycle, Boston was essentially a bunch of boxes and flat tops. Actually, a better term might be monolithic but that doesn't roll off the tongue as easy as boxy.
It's interesting that Boston has such flat topped buildings. The other major US city well known for flat tops is Los Angeles, where for most of its history required helicopter pads on skyscraper roofs. I'm not aware of any regulation like that in Boston, though, so it's a bit of a mystery.
 

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I definitely think the hub residential is the lesser of the bunch. Theres just way too much going on there. It has like 5 types of glass, stilts here, a notch there, balconies randomly start 1/3 of the way up, blank strip for the mech floor, and we cant forget the magically iconic checkerboard pattern with that one single panel in the wrong place... The thing is I wouldnt call it average, the moxy is average, this is mediocre.
 

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It's interesting that Boston has such flat topped buildings. The other major US city well known for flat tops is Los Angeles, where for most of its history required helicopter pads on skyscraper roofs. I'm not aware of any regulation like that in Boston, though, so it's a bit of a mystery.
Like anything else, I always assumed it was Logan-related. With the FAA limiting heights throughout the city, most developers would just assume build right up to the artificial height limit and call it a day.
 

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Like anything else, I always assumed it was Logan-related. With the FAA limiting heights throughout the city, most developers would just assume build right up to the artificial height limit and call it a day.
I think this correct. Cost of construction plus limited vertical potential means you end up with space maximizing designs... which generally means box with a flat roof.
 

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Hey Boston02124, new camera or just messing with a filter? Either way those look great.
 

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From right out front on Causeway St. this project looks pretty good in person, better than in pictures IMO. It really needs its windows washed.
 

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Hey Boston02124, new camera or just messing with a filter? Either way those look great.
I phone filter I wish I still had my old camera
I think the key for your picture quality is whether or not you crop. The uncropped ones have always looked between good to great. I appreciate the way the colors often pop. The cropped ones... Well, the big issue is that they get posted at the same size as the others. Some of them look so pixelated it's as if we're looking at Boston through an old Nintendo or even an Atari. IMO you should leave those ones out of your posts. If you are posting on your phone, you should view them on a larger desktop or laptop monitor to see what I'm talking about. They often bog down what are otherwise very strong posts. You do yourself a disservice when you post the blurriest, most pixelated/low quality pictures in the whole forum, side by side with your gems. It's definitely not the camera quality, and it's definitely not your abilities as a photographer. The cropped ones should be left out.

To illustrate what I'm talking about, this is taken from a recent post of yours. The first 3 show your camera taking perfectly fine pictures, and look quite good. The 4th and 5th, not so much, particularly that black and white one. I honestly want to know, when you have so many good pictures to post, why do you bother including those last ones? Can you really not tell how pixelated they get when you over-crop?

 

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Excuse the photo of laptop screen shot but one of the more flattering view of this building is at night. Pic from a video still from yesterday's Celtics game
 

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Wow - - I hadn't seen that electonic scoreboard showing live scores from inside the Garden before. That's an awesome idea....love it!!!!!
ITA, I hadn't seen that touch either... although I think most of the time that board just shows variations on "This Bud's For You!"
 

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