Public, affordable and subsidized housing, is a topic that has been thoroughly studied and examined. Through careful analysis of mostly local precedents, this study searches for points of departure for innovation within the typology.
Though slim in volume, “Tall Buildings in Historic Centers” is rich with information specific to the disparate stratospheres of landmarks-organizations and tall buildings – because often the two collide.
This case study begins by examining the historical context of the neighborhood in Boston, MA in which the ArtBlock, a development of artist live/work spaces and market rate housing, is sited, known as the South End.
This Case study intends to explore the events that led up to the development of the Crosstown Center project at the busy intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. This area is known as a “gateway into Boston” due to direct access from Routes 93 and 90.