boston real estate blog   
Sponsored by Ford Realty Inc.
137 Charles Street, Boston
151 Tremont Street
boston real estate blog
| Home | Search Boston Condos | Search Boston Rentals | Buying
Real Estate
| Selling
Real Estate
| About Us | Contact Us

Boston Center for the Arts Plaza design chosen; gigantic movie tower to NOT be built


I received a voicemail from someone on Tuesday after this thread began and after I posted the developer’s renderings on my blog. He seemed frantic that people were talking about the “movie theater” as if it was going to actually happen.

I just got off the phone with him; he’s the Director of Development for the BCA. The renderings are out-of-date, there will be no movie theater, at least according to him.

And, the Boston Courant is way behind the ball on this one; the developer was chosen a couple years ago, there is no new news.

Well, except that the BCA still has no timeline established for renovation of the plaza. It is a “couple years” down the road, according to him. The organization is now focused on other things, including stabilization of the building’s foundation (they just received a $400,000 grant from the Commonwealth).

So, there’ll be no “Titanic” appearing on a screen near you.

Thank god, now back to the roof deck.


The Boston Center for the Arts has chosen an architect to design a new plaza in front of the multi-use facility, on Tremont Street, in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

bca redesign

Plans call for a new “grassy knoll” to be built on the site, along with a performance space, more greenery, and … a gigantic movie tower!!!

bca redesign

– click on images to view full-size (actually not full-size, because if it was, it would be twenty-stories high)

Read other posts about: Boston architecture and design, South End Real Estate

One Response to “Boston Center for the Arts Plaza design chosen; gigantic movie tower to NOT be built” »»

  1. Comment by FrenchGites | 07/22/08 at 11:42 am

    Top Artistic image looks good – but not sure I can see the Gigantic Movie Tower. Is that the tower to the left of the lower image. Afraid it does nothing for me!

Leave a Reply »»

Comments may be moderated, edited or deleted; by leaving a comment, you are agreeing to the Terms of Service of this website.

Let's talk Boston real estate. The most recent real estate comments

  • John Ford, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: That’s a great idea. Anyone have an idea how...
  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
  • amparo bracero, Big changes in store for Tremont Street?: I will love to comunicated my self with aida I was one of...
  • warren currier, Low mortgage rates may partly explain low inventory: The banks are making it very hard to get a loan....
  • Kiki, ‘Our biggest impediment’: Inventory: A quick maybe unrelated question. What’s a typical or...
  • JS, Hey, let’s tear down most of downtown Boston for the Olympics: I agree, and I resent the commission describing us...
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Carlsbad CA, ‘Our biggest impediment’: Inventory: good blog
  • Phoenix property management, Blog: As you may have noticed I am having problems with the comment section of the blog....
  • Phoenix property management, Get your very own ‘mushroom house’: Good post. i like it so much.
  • Phoenix property management, Get your very own ‘mushroom house’: Good post. I like it
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Carlsbad CA, California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day …: Good post...
  • Borris C., ‘Friendly competition’ keeps Seaport rents as high as possible: Sounds like good old-fashioned collusion...
  • Matthew Mowell, Boston’s glut of new luxury apartments may bring down rents – and banks with them : One reason why...
  • greent, Boston Condos Sunday Open Houses: The editorial team unmistakably thanks ea and ea and occasionally every
  • Anumaneitaka, NAR job posting – needed: economist, spokesman, human punching bag: Вас не отпускают с работы? Не...
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Oceanside CA, Blog: Thanka
  • warren currier, Chinese homebuyers are snapping up properties in … Detroit?: Don’t taunt them...
  • warren currier, Chinese homebuyers are snapping up properties in … Detroit?: Re Boston: If you venture out to...
  • anon, Five signs you’re a ‘renter for life’: Or you could very well understand finances and the...
  • anon, Return of low down-payment mortgages: Brilliant! Just keep lending more for less and prices must keep rising....

  • Join us on Facebook Subscribe To FeedBurner Follow us on twitter Newsletter sign-up


    Are you considering the purchase or sale of a home in Boston?

    Contact us today to discuss ways we can help make the experience easy and stress-free.

    Search past blog entries

    Site tools

    Add To Google      Subscribe To FeedBurner

    Add To My Yahoo!

    | | | |

    Boston Real Estate/Boston Condos for Sale -
    Search MLS

    Select property type:
    Select area:
    Select property size:
    Price from:
    Price to:
    MLS #

    Boston Real Estate and Boston Condos

    Click on the links below for Boston condo neighborhood sales listings

    Boston Back Bay Condos

    Beacon Hill Condos

    Boston Charlestown Condos

    Fenway Boston Condos

    Boston South End Condos