Category: Harbor Towers

Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 2, Longest

14 October, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Cities, Density, Development, Eminent domain, Harbor Towers, Housing, Infrastructure, Month in review, Urban renewal, Verticality, Zoning |

[Continued from Friday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In the long, long month of August, I wrote three long pieces, none longer than the final one, a post that set a dubious personal record – ten parts! – in which I covered two hundred years of Boston history as seen through a time-lapse recollection of […]

Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 1, Long, longer

10 October, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Cities, Density, Development, Eminent domain, Harbor Towers, Housing, Infrastructure, Month in review, Urban renewal, Verticality, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith Whether by accident, laziness, or design, during August I wrote only three posts, but they were all mega-expositions: 3, 7, and 10 parts.  Long, longer, and longest The shortest was my piece about New York City (where else?), and the New York Times’s headline writers missing the point about properties that […]

That’s rich, Harbor Towers: Part 10, “Coming from the likes of you”

20 August, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Architecture, Boston, BRA, Chiofaro, Cities, Condominiums, Development, Downzoning, FHA Lending, Harbor Towers, History, I. M. Pei, Rental, Urban renewal, Waterfront, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 9 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.] Principal sources used in this post Chicago Tribune (February 7, 1993; olive-green font) Boston Globe (March 14, 2004; lavender font) Boston Globe (November 1, 2007; red […]

That’s rich, Harbor Towers: Part 9, The new neighbor, “A two-star hotel always under construction”

19 August, 2014 (10:00) | Apartments, Architecture, Boston, BRA, Chiofaro, Cities, Condominiums, Development, Downzoning, FHA Lending, Harbor Towers, History, I. M. Pei, Rental, Urban renewal, Waterfront, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.] Principal sources used in this post Chicago Tribune (February 7, 1993; olive-green font) Boston Globe (March 14, 2004; lavender font) Boston Globe (November 1, 2007; red font) Boston […]

That’s rich, Harbor Towers: Part 8, The HVAC replacement, “A certain godlike remoteness”

18 August, 2014 (11:02) | Apartments, Architecture, Boston, BRA, Chiofaro, Cities, Condominiums, Development, Downzoning, FHA Lending, Harbor Towers, History, I. M. Pei, Rental, Urban renewal, Waterfront, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] Principal sources used in this post Chicago Tribune (February 7, 1993; olive-green font) Boston Globe (March 14, 2004; lavender font) Boston Globe (November 1, 2007; red font) Boston Globe (November 20, […]