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What was the worst real estate-related idea of 2017 in the Boston area?


Now it’s time for a 180: What was the worst real estate-related idea in the Boston area in 2017 ... 362-foot apartment tower a little west of Massachusetts Avenue, where the spine peters out. The builders say the height and scope make economic sense ...


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It’s been a heck of a year in terms of great ideas and sensible constructionBut it can’t be all sunshine all the timeThe mic is yours Subscribe to our Newsletter Enter your email address Go By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. Best idea in the Boston area in 2017: An aerial gondola! [Curbed Boston] Dudley library branch redo is the best Boston-area new development of 2017 [Curbed Boston] Next Up In Expert Advice What was Boston’s most inescapable trend in 2017? Best new Boston-area development of 2017? Vote! Best idea in the Boston area in 2017? Vote! Boston’s best new building of 2017? Vote now! Boston holiday gift guide for the book lover in your life Boston holiday tipping guide: 2017 edition Trending Back Bay corner unit with some serious ceiling height on sale for nearly $2.2M The spread also comes with access to a private roof deck off the living roomThere are two bathrooms and two fireplaces, too, and one garaged parking spotCheck it out. Massive hotel across from Boston Convention and Exhibition Center wins key approval The 1,054-key Omni-brand inn on Summer Street should open in 2021, and not a moment too soon: Hotel options are scarce near the convention hub. More in Trending ChorusAds.cmd.push(function() {ChorusAds.addVariable("trending_sidebar", ["true"])}); Newsletter Enter your email address Go By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. 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Tom Acitelli 1 comment / new Huntington Avenue apartment tower would extend Boston’s spine past MassAve. A trio of developers plans to build a 32-story, 362-foot apartment tower a little west of Massachusetts Avenue, where the spine peters outThe builders say the height and scope make economic sense given a particular feature of the project. Tom Acitelli Federal tax overhaul could rattle Boston and Cambridge housing markets in particular In Cambridge, 10.8% of households have property tax bills that exceed $10,000In Boston, 12.4% doSuch figures place the cities among the 10 larger ones nationwide with the largest share of households paying more than $10,000. Tom Acitelli Curbed Cup 1st round: (2) Kendall Square vs(15) Fort Point Here’s how the annual Curbed Cup works: We present two matchups a day during the first roundPolls stay open 24 hours for each oneThe biggest vote-getter in each matchup advances to the second roundAnd so on. 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