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The length of this project's construction is unbelievable. How many 22** (or so) story buildings can anyone think of that have a construction window as long as this? The complexity of all aspects of this project have been seemingly more significant than most.

I'm not criticizing and understand why, but it's really amazing.
 

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The St Regis, along with 1 Congress, are far exceeding my expectations. They are both significant additions to the Boston skyline scape.
 

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nothing in the seaport really impacts "the skyline," individually. there's a uniform 260-foot high blob where there used to be nothing, but (other than some lit-up signage at night) from afar, nothing has the ability to stick out.
 

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nothing in the seaport really impacts "the skyline," individually. there's a uniform 260-foot high blob where there used to be nothing, but (other than some lit-up signage at night) from afar, nothing has the ability to stick out.
True but there are some notable standouts (such as this will be) from Logan, so for visitors first arriving it definitely adds to the cityscape and kinda visually lengthens the city east-west.
 

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Glass on this is really cool. Went for a walk down there and depending on angle it is aquamarine or very blue. Neat.

Who cares if it's a plateau? Seriously... the people obsessed with what photographers and tourists see for 2 min on their way out of Logan are nuts.
 

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An interesting question related to complexity and length of time to build - which one of these buildings is the best investment in terms of resale value. Is it this one? Potentially…two things I’m not sure of are parking and HOA fees. Echelon has only valet parking which is a turn off. For the money I would want my own exclusive spot. Additionally this building probably will have the highest fees in the neighborhood.
 

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Glass on this is really cool. Went for a walk down there and depending on angle it is aquamarine or very blue. Neat.

Who cares if it's a plateau? Seriously... the people obsessed with what photographers and tourists see for 2 min on their way out of Logan are nuts.
I agree. The experience of people reacting from within a city are more important to me than that of folks who are far away with binoculars. A city from afar is only a cool idea. It isn't felt. A city at street level is a living thing. Boston's dynamic is so much better than Dubai's, Houston's or Tulsa's, but they make for awesome coffee table books.
 

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Kinda missing the/my point. The comment I reacted to was remarking how st Regis would impact Boston’s “skyline” - which it won’t/can’t due to FAA restrictions. I wasn’t editorializing about the seaport’s buzzcut or advocating for more height or anything else.
 

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Kinda missing the/my point. The comment I reacted to was remarking how st Regis would impact Boston’s “skyline” - which it won’t/can’t due to FAA restrictions. I wasn’t editorializing about the seaport’s buzzcut or advocating for more height or anything else.
I was actually just going to reply similarly. I agree with you about the "skyline." In fact, every photo I've seen from a skyline perspective makes the Seaport come across quite horribly if being honest. That said, I think the impact at the street level, arguably much more important, is coming out very well overall (obviously still a work in progress).

Edit: Just realized my post is similar to Shmessy's above. Oops.
 

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An interesting question related to complexity and length of time to build - which one of these buildings is the best investment in terms of resale value. Is it this one? Potentially…two things I’m not sure of are parking and HOA fees. Echelon has only valet parking which is a turn off. For the money I would want my own exclusive spot. Additionally this building probably will have the highest fees in the neighborhood.
I think this building has the highest cost/sqft in the area at the moment? However, in terms of gain/resale, I still tend to think that regardless of whatever upgrades one may do over the life of the building/unit, the things you can't replace are the location and views. There's one side of this building that faces the harbor, and of that, I think there are other still relatively new, similar class, "5-star" buildings with units that offer more impressive and expansive views of the harbor.

I think the services here will be at the most personal level in the area and the amenities are impressive (similar range of amenities as Echelon minus indoor basketball court but shared amongst only a fraction of the number of units). There's also brand cache and exclusivity to help residents elevate their noses even higher than neighbors, so some will value that, but as you say, I'd wager they also have the highest HOA's per sqft and that should be considered when talking about investment and resale.

So.. better views or better amenities?... hmmm..


[I feel like this disclaimer is needed: Btw, I'm not a fan of flippers or investment properties that aren't used/rented, but there's no issue with buying a HOME or even a 2nd home with good investment potential.]
 

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