Cook+Fox: Beantown Towers


[Image: Cook+Fox, via Boston Globe]

Boston developer Ted Raymond [of Raymond Property Co.] filed plans with the city of Boston to push ahead with a $2.2 billion development on the site currently occupied by the Government Center Garage.

The proposal, design by NYC firm Cook + Fox,  calls for two new glass towers – one 42 storeys, and the other 52 storeys [taller than Boston’s Prudential tower] – containing a hotel, retail space, restaurants, and a pair of residential buildings, all along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

One issue currently up for discussion with the BRA is the developer’s desire to buy land currently home to a newly renovated Boston Police station [Raymond would tear it down to expand his proposal]. Let’s hope the issue can be resolved – for the money this could bring to the city – without the unnecessary demolition of usable buildings [not very ‘green’, is it?].
Still searching for more images – more on this as we find it.

.:via the Boston Globe->

Posted: March 4th, 2009
at 2:22pm by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,urban/master planning,towering pagodas,news

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