Worst New Development Completed in 2009

Worst Development Completed in 2009 (see photos below):

  • 1. Korean Church, Brookline

    Votes: 15 30.0%
  • 2. 45 Province Street

    Votes: 4 8.0%
  • 3. The Clarendon

    Votes: 6 12.0%
  • 4. One Marina Park Drive

    Votes: 24 48.0%
  • None - No development is worthy of being recognized as worst of '09

    Votes: 1 2.0%

  • Total voters
    50

briv

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Worst New Development Completed in 2009

In the order nominated:

1. Korean Church, Brookline


2. 45 Province Street


3. The Clarendon


4. One Marina Park Drive
 

briv

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Ron, I'm getting the polls up and moving things around a little. The rest of the categories should be up--and the nominations threads back--by the end of the day.
 

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Do we not have a completed photo of the Korean church?
 

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Wow I didn't realize there was such much hate for One Marina Park Drive. I actually don't think it's that bad. The ground level interaction is pretty good. Sure the materials leave a lot to be desired, but overall I think it will fit in well.
 

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Wow I didn't realize there was such much hate for One Marina Park Drive. I actually don't think it's that bad. The ground level interaction is pretty good. Sure the materials leave a lot to be desired, but overall I think it will fit in well.
Sorry, ground level interaction with what? It has nothing at ground level, and abuts nothing at ground level. From a design perspective its ground level design doesn't mesh with the rest of the building either. I think this thing is a massive fail in just about any way I can think of. I'd rather have another Filene's hole that this oinking fat pig of a building.
 

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Sorry, ground level interaction with what? It has nothing at ground level, and abuts nothing at ground level. From a design perspective its ground level design doesn't mesh with the rest of the building either. I think this thing is a massive fail in just about any way I can think of. I'd rather have another Filene's hole that this oinking fat pig of a building.
wow... i would rather have this building on the Filene's hole. I think that hole is the worst thing in Boston in a long time.
 

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The hole can be remedied. One Marina Park Drive will be around for decades (at least). For me, it loses on the "hope" question.
 

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I wonder if the Clarendon would look better if Frank Gehry redesigned the exterior, similar to his original design of Beekman Tower, before he slightly revised it. Here's an image:
 

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