Podium Alternatives

As a rock-paper-scissors alternative to the Toronto podium-and-tower, consider the street-level infill solution of this fine example on West Street in Downtown Boston. In this case, the typologically determined C-shape of the light-and-air determined pre-war masonry office building plan is carried to the ground – and an infill piece, with a lighter metal frame expression, is added to define the street wall. Genius!



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