Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District


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Oct 10, 2011
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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.
My mistake. For some reason, I thought the FAA was giving them up to 725' on this site.


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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.
We covered this pretty exhaustively, upthread, just a month ago.

To summarize, the abutting owner of 75-101 Fed. objected strenuously, in a lengthy and highly technical comment letter to the BPDA, about exactly this ("very constrained/dense site").

The cognitive dissonance here is that, said owner of 75-101 Fed. owns dozens of massive, extremely tall office towers nationwide themselves. Thus, they are as far from the traditional stereotype of a "Manhattanization" complainer as one could get.

At least, that's based on my perception that those (rightly ridiculed and mocked) for bewailing the alleged "Manhattanization" syndrome are generally highly-wealthy Baby Boomer residents of Brookline, Back Bay, Cambridge, JP, Lexington, Milton, Newton, South End, and similarly affluent, somewhat high-density/quasi-urban Route 128 belt zip codes, who, having come of age in the workforce from ca. 1965-1985, during the dark valley of white flight/suburbanization/"car is king"/extreme urban crisis, simply cannot wrap their Boomer noggins around the reality that Boston, having recovered from the half-century of exodus, malinvestment, and malaise, can actually, you know... grow again.

Do you really mean to label a commercial property owner that owns tens of billions of assets in skyscrapers nationwide as an entity that fears "Manhattanization"? (as opposed to all of the Back Bay, etc., residents who ridiculously complained about this project's "shadow impact"?) I assume not...