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Cambridge's 1,000-Foot Tower; Boston Triple-Deckers' Tax Bill

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CAMBRIDGE—An argument is made for that ginormously tall tower: "Yes, the 1,000-foot tower will stand up and stick out and dwarf the Cambridge skyline – and that's a good thing. It would be a statement and a beacon, drawing and welcoming humanity to Cambridge on its own merit and, by proxy, to everything else Cambridge is." [Day]
BOSTON—Recent property assessments smacked smaller apartment buildings particularly hard: "While single-family homes and condominiums saw their estimated tax bills climb just 1 percent, on average, citywide, owners of two-family buildings saw an 8 percent increase. And three-deckers? 11 percent." [Globe]