- Jan 7, 2012
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Great find, thanks!
Is it more is the street level facade on Boylston very pedestrian unfriendly feeling?
Agreed. It seems like the two levels are positioned opposite of how it should be done, with the lower section by the fire house, and the higher section on the corner with Mass Ave.Still wish it stepped up, even briskly, from the fire house.
Isn't the location of the higher section dictated by practicality on the site?Agreed. It seems like the two levels are positioned opposite of how it should be done, with the lower section by the fire house, and the higher section on the corner with Mass Ave.
With that said, I've always loved this project and still do. Build it!
Cortes -- the reason forInteresting that they did not include a pool on the roof of the section closest to Mass Ave. Not that I think anything on that render of the roof will come out looking like that, but it's always good graphics. On a landscraper like this though, why shouldn't there be solar panels? Marketing a building by claiming a significant portion of the buildings power will be generated on site by renewables would be a pretty good way to differentiate.
Anyway. I could nit pick all day long and still think this thing is a massive win. That dark red is great., as is the plaza on Boylston which (I think!) will open that entrance to the T again.
There just isn't enough roof to make any significant dent in the building's power demand.why shouldn't there be solar panels?... ---claiming a significant portion of the buildings power will be generated on site by renewables
Stefal -- Its interesting that in the drawing showing stuff in the area - - page 31 in the document -- no suggestion of anything located diagonally across Boylston -- the Big Elephant in the room -- aka HynesTwo new T headhouses, access maintained and updated(?) for MBTA substations and ventilation shafts, and emergency highway ventilation systems were added between the competition and now. The T headhouses were known, but not much about the details. This will be a costly project, being over air rights, paying for public infrastructure, and using high quality materials. Really hope to see this rise despite what I assume are very low margins..
Yeah, I think it's going to look pretty different, though I will note that BBJ was given the scoop and she did use the old render.I’ll be interested to see how the design changes with this latest iteration. I noticed the Globe explicitly left out any prior renders in their article.