Luxury Waters (satire)

An artist has created an installation highlighting just how absurd the Boston housing market has become. Brilliant!

“Luxury Waters: Sales Office” reads the gold sandwich board inviting you in to 201 South St., near Boston’s South Station. The storefront windows display hard hats and shovels and signs announcing: “Housing is a / fortune / indulgence.” And “Privilege / Power / Comfort.” And “#Live #Laugh / #Luxury.”

Inside the building lobby are (what appear to be) real estate sales videos and framed architectural renderings and a model of a 62-story-tall glass condo tower spearing right out of the waters of Boston’s Fort Point Channel. The model skyscraper is so tall that it rises right through the top of the display case. A framed poster reads: “Tower above the city with the largest income inequality gap in the country. Pre-selling fall 2017.”

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