Category: Waterfront

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, […]

That’s rich, Harbor Towers: Part 1, Towering contradictions

7 August, 2014 (12:30) | 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 As part of my e-ringside seat for the revival of Don Chiofaro and his visible efforts at diplomatic euphemism after his release from political Coventry, where he’d been banished by now-retired urban autocrat Tom Menino, I was recently perusing The Boston Globe (July 23, 2014)’s article describing Mr. Chiofaro’s show-and-sell of […]