It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the good, the bad and the ugly in the Hub real estate universe. Yep, it's the Third Annual Curbed Boston Awards!
During the dog days of summer, renderings dropped of the would-be 400-foot John Hancock neighbor known as 40 Trinity Place. One set of renderings in particular jumped out and slapped us upside the head: the ones for the two-level lobby for the tower's 220-room hotel element. Said lobby starts on the 18th floor and definitely gives off that 1-percenter whiff that seems to gently mock Boston's aspirations of greater affordability.
Where does 40 Trinity stand right now? After it looked like it was doomed because, well, it was to be a tall building in Boston, the 33-story plan sailed through everyone's favorite rubber stamp earlier this month, winning approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
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