That's exactly what happened, in fact. And that's fine- that Mass Ave/Huntington Corner tower was just a bad idea from the get go.I wonder if the square footage of that tower got transferred to 1 Dalton to account for the extra 200' height bump it got. If that is the case, the third tower is probably off the table.
Perhaps the Walsh Admn could invoke a better selling strategy. Lobby the Church of Christ Scientist to embrace a non-affiliated international student village.... Outside of NYC, how many cities in the US do this forward thinking?Never get a tower there. Too close to the St. Botolph neighborhood. Masterplan has always capped that site at 11 stories, like the similar Greenhouse Apartments and Colonnade Hotel.
Do 2 stepped resident towers going 16~22 stories (like M Block, Seaport). 3rd tower: a huge youth hostel, 12~16 w/ cafes directly opposite the Church of Christ Scientist green, but also having it's own green space for some type of artist/live entertainment venue.An indisputable link
The International University Campus in Paris is a private foundation, recognised as being in the public interest since 1925 and closely linked to the Paris universities, which own the buildings and which are represented at its Management Board by the Rector of the Academy and Chancellor of the Universities of Paris, Acting Vice-President of the Foundation and the Presidents of two universities.
Ever since the Middle Ages the University of Paris has always welcomed students from all over the world. In what they used to call the “College of Nations”. When the international university campus in Paris was created in 1925 it continued this tradition of the Paris universities: a tradition of welcome. The International University Campus in Paris plays a central role in the policy for accepting internationally mobile students in the Ile-de-France.
“Paris’ International University City offers Paris a unique device in terms of a campus. It is a formal campus which isn’t at the service of a single university but rather all the universities of Paris and Ile de France.”
François WEIL, Government representative and Chief Education officer for the Universities of Paris.
Nobody who actually lives or has lived in Boston wants 20 story dorm towers looming over 5 story brownstones. Be reasonable.Perhaps the Walsh Admn could invoke a better selling strategy. Lobby the Church of Christ Scientist to embrace a non-affiliated international student village.... Outside of NYC, how many cities in the US do this forward thinking?
Do 2 stepped resident towers going 16~22 stories (like M Block, Seaport). 3rd tower: a huge youth hostel, 12~16 w/ cafes directly opposite the Church of Christ Scientist green, but also having it's own green space for some type of artist/live entertainment venue.
You could tax them at better rates for the City, while freeing up dorms from BU to DTX. Add no cars. And as the mega projects at 1, 40 Dalton, Parcel 15, the Huntington, etc, come home, the outdoor cafes (built too small of course), would reach full capacity, (spill over on the weekends), and serve a huge benefit to the area's new residents and greater neighborhood.
Those are some beautiful towers. I'd love to see some neo-deco buildings around Boston and I'm glad someone agrees.New york is about half way done with yet another modern art deco tower-520 park ave.
Liberty Mutual in my opinion has been the best example done yet in any city-height not withstanding. Id love to see something similar to that but taller, downtown, and with a crown. That would add a huge hint of flavor to downtown.
The listing shows this:
Heres one of the many spots in the parking lot next to that blank wall above thats not even on peoples radar when they say theres no room left which is a great spot where eventually a tower can go.