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give the effect of fewer stories. By using newer,
thinner materials to reinforce floors and ceilings, he was able to restore much of the original height to each story. The exterior staircase was not replaced, but a new balustrade
handsomely reinstates some of its anchoring
heft. On the upper floors, cornices and other
architectural details from 7 Commonwealth
were visually continued, creating a horizontal banding of sorts that further unifies the
buildings. Both front doors now have a fan of
intricately carved wrought iron over them and
detailed pilasters are back in place.
“We had to confuse things just enough so
that you couldn’t really get a grip on the differences between the two buildings,” Meyer
says. The complex exterior aiding the illusion that the buildings are basically the same
couldn’t be “so busy that it gets noisy.”
the staircase at 9 Commonwealth Avenue was not
replaced, but the new balustrade and fanlight above
the existing entry help reinforce the similarities with
the building next door. Except for the color, the
pilasters flanking the balustrade (facing page) are
an exact replica of the pilaster on No. 7 to its right.