• Marie

    To Billy Baker – the only thing missing from your accounts of fishing, meals, games, etc etc is how much Don paid you to write this puff piece. It should have had a “Paid advertisement heading”. His mother would love it.

  • Sheree

    OOOHHHHH I see what the problem is…maybe if we call it an “ionic” skyscraper, the mayor will actually get it.

  • Lisa

    Fabulous article! This guy is a hard working American who only wants to improve this city. We should all take his strength and perseverance as an example of how we should live. Never give up with out a fight!!! Go Don! My message to the BRA and our lovely Mayor is get your head out of your butts boys!

  • Bill

    Boston’s development process is horribly broken and embarrassingly short-sighted. It’s a great city, not a cookie-cutter suburb. We can do better. Let Chiafaro build his buildings.

  • donna

    Obviously the BRA has a filtered memory!!!

  • Towny

    Grow up! You were played. The ones screwed are those behind the closed doors. These are not innocent boys.

    Find another story? We are tired of wasting OPM and headlines for Don and Ted.

  • Ted

    I just returned from Singapore — after a decade-plus absence.

    With a forest of one skyscrapers there is one iconic complex — the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Shopping Center, Convention Center and Casino — Google it for a picture.
    By far not the tallest — it has a unique “skypark” at the 53 floor – complete with mega swimming pool

    Don needs to deliver something to the City as unique as Marina Bay Sands is to Singapore. Not just height, bulk, shape — but utility and Function
    Perhaps he should talk to Moshe Safdie (MBS master architect) who had a design for a museum on the Greenway and who has an office in Somerville Safdie’s design principles fit well in the Aquarium Towers concept: 1) shaping the public realm; 2) architecture with a purpose; 3) responding to the essence of place; 4) architecture that is buildable; 5) building responsibly; and most importantly – 6) humanizing the megascale.

    A hint Boston needs a somewhat neater, indoor (or at least covered) version of the 3rd world Haymarket — perhaps a Safdie designed or influenced Glass Market could be added to the Aquarium Tower or built elsewhere near to the Greenway.