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Does anyone know how tall the structure is now? Guessing it has to be over 400' at this point.
 

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Does anyone know how tall the structure is now? Guessing it has to be over 400' at this point.
It's hard to tell for sure, but my guess is 470'+. The top of floor 26 is probably approximately 370'. Then my (very rough) estimate is 11' per floor starting at floor 27. There are 9 floors there now, putting it around floor 35. I believe the 572' number on the left is a typo, off by 100' (see the numbers to the right). So we're a couple floors above that, but then you need to remove about 25' to measure to ground level instead of sea level, or "boston city base" or whatever number they're using. So I'd say 470' (and growing QUICKLY) should be fairly close.

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It's hard to tell for sure, but my guess is 470'+. The top of floor 26 is probably approximately 370'. Then my (very rough) estimate is 11' per floor starting at floor 27. There are 9 floors there now, putting it around floor 35. I believe the 572' number on the left is a typo, off by 100' (see the numbers to the right). So we're a couple floors above that, but then you need to remove about 25' to measure to ground level instead of sea level, or "boston city base" or whatever number they're using. So I'd say 470' (and growing QUICKLY) should be fairly close.
I'd say this is a very accurate guesstimate. Check out this diagram, that I've posted on this thread before--I like to think of it as "The Thicket."

Clearly, construction has gone well above the 452' listed height of the very tip-top of 100 Summer. Leaving the 618' listed height of the very tip-top of 100 Federal as the next good rough-and-ready visual benchmark for those out-and-about in the Financial District these days...
 

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I'd say this is a very accurate guesstimate. Check out this diagram, that I've posted on this thread before--I like to think of it as "The Thicket."

Clearly, construction has gone well above the 452' listed height of the very tip-top of 100 Summer. Leaving the 618' listed height of the very tip-top of 100 Federal as the next good rough-and-ready visual benchmark for those out-and-about in the Financial District these days...
Don't forget to subtract about 25-27' for the BCB difference! The 100 Summer height seems to be listed wrong on many sites (ie I think it's really 425-427' but it's listed as full 452'), but 100 Federal is always listed as 591'.
 

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Future Darwin Award winners, sad to say! But I did have to laugh, these two young dudes took the commuter rail into town like anyone else coming into Boston to spend the day! And what a way to spend the day!
I love how he blurs his own face but not his friend's and calls out his friend's name in the video lol.
 

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Future Darwin Award winners, sad to say! But I did have to laugh, these two young dudes took the commuter rail into town like anyone else coming into Boston to spend the day! And what a way to spend the day!
Looks like tresspassers to me!! If it's this easy to get into a building that's u/c, then imagine what a terrorist could do!!! :eek:
 

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Remember how people used to cite "Manhattanization" as a terrible worry to avoid at all costs? I wonder if they object to this project's very constrained/dense site and how it comes up so close to its neighbors. It truly does remind me of Manhattan levels of density, which is pretty neat - not many places in this country can say the same.
 

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At the risk of opening up a can of worms...would it have killed them to raise the mechanical screen by 10-feet and make it a 700+ foot building?! :rolleyes:
FAA would have capped it at 697'. If you want to complain about losing out on 700'+ buildings, complain about 1 Bromfield, Hurley, North Station area, Back Bay area, and a bunch of Kendall plots including a piece of Volpe and Constellation Center.
 

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