ruminations about architecture and design

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

boston building boom part XXXIV

I'm noticing lots of cranes in the city these days. Their locations feel concentrated in certain areas--"fringe of the core" districts. I wonder who finds clusters more attractive--the developers or the lenders. On the whole, Boston seems to be improving, but the construction of luxury high rises means less to the ordinary citizen than a major push for infrastructure improvement would have. I would be more impressed if there was significant mid-rise, middle income development occurring in fringe districts. That type of construction is hard to organize, design, finance, and permit.

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