Charts: Back Bay Happy to See More Towers

Charlestown nearly as happy for the construction as for the skyscrapers.


Those tall towers slated for construction Boston’s densest commercial areas may bring a smile to the faces of residents as well the developers collecting the income.

Patch ran a across all eight neighborhood sites in Boston over the past few days, and 65 percent of those who participated said they were excited to see the construction happening.

Another 16 percent said they were just happy to see the construction happening regardless of its form, while 20 percent said they were wary of new pillars imposing on Boston’s existing skyline.

Those numbers differed sharply by neighborhood. In Charlestown, many voters were just happy for the construction (10) as they were for the towers themselves (14), while a significant chunk (7) opposed the towers.

In the South End, though, a sharp majority of voters (25) were happy to see more towers. Only one expressed opposition, and eight were just happy for the construction.

Response Charlestown South End Back Bay Beacon Hill West Roxbury Jamaica Plain City Total I'm excited. After 25 years, the city needs more towers. 14 25 5 12 8 31 95 I'm opposed. Boston isn't Manhattan. We don't need more towers. 7 1 1 7 5 8 29 I'm just happy to see more construction in the city. 10 8 1 3 1 0 23 Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 32 34 7 22 14 39 147
Cate Lecuyer July 13, 2012 at 06:36 PM
These numbers look a little low for Back Bay. Residents, is this really how you feel?


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