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

AndrewOnTheMBTA

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Would anyone have any update on the Food Hall opening? With capacity limits ending, maybe something will come up. Time Out is consistently successful, even on Wednesdays - I really think this will do well
 

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I like in the second shot that the buildings that stood out so dominantly for years (longfellow towers, saltonstall building) are finally background filler.
 

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Nope its the worst tower in the area by a mile, in my opinion worse than the longfellow towers as well. Its the classic case of boring glass box but a million different cheap tricks going on to try to make it better. One or the other would have been much better. If it were actually just a plain glass box with high quality glass with its aspect ratio it would have looked perfectly fine.

Instead it has a notch up here, a notch down there, some stilts over here, a couple balconies over there, different glass over here, than over there, and to top it has colossal order windows... on one half. Theres just no rhyme or reason to any of it. They clicked yes on everything under facade options.

Instead of doing that weird exposed beam thing in the base to try to continue the tower to the ground they should have brought it down the side of the base all the way to the street to enhance its verticality. Then after that instead of doing a million things they could have kept it simple and instead of those half assed notches added something striking like this and made the glass darker to differentiate it from its neighbors.



Overall though as an entire complex with the base especially and the verizon tower its still a home run. It just could have been a grand slam with minimally more effort.
 
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Nope its the worst tower in the area by a mile, in my opinion worse than the longfellow towers as well. Its the classic case of boring glass box but a million different cheap tricks going on to try to make it better. One or the other would have been much better. If it were actually just a plain glass box with high quality glass with its aspect ratio it would have looked perfectly fine.

Instead it has a notch up here, a notch down there, some stilts over here, a couple balconies over there, different glass over here, than over there, and to top it has colossal order windows... on one half. Theres just no rhyme or reason to any of it. They clicked yes on everything under facade options.

Instead of doing that weird exposed beam thing in the base to try to continue the tower to the ground they should have brought it down the side of the base all the way to the street to enhance its verticality. Then after that instead of doing a million things they could have kept it simple and instead of those half assed notches added something striking like this and made the glass darker to differentiate it from its neighbors.



Overall though as an entire complex with the base especially and the verizon tower its still a home run. It just could have been a grand slam with minimally more effort.

Understood, it's a matter of taste, but to me, that alternate option would have been just another fat guy with a Boston crew cut. Personally, I've had enough of the JH, Millenium, Loews, Winthrop Square, Raffles, every third building in the Seaport, etc. glass rectangles. The Hancock was special when it was unique. Too many of these anonymize the city. Boston is too distinct to be dragged down to a Charlotte or Houston.

North Station should have historically celebrated its sense of place with Art Deco spires.
 
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