Elkus Manfriedi provides architectural, master planning, urban design, space planning, and programming services. The company has had projects ranging from commercial to residential properties. The company is based in Boston, MA.
Jul 18, 2019
MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap
MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower.
Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
Jul 18, 2019
Framing Kicks Off for Omni Seaport
With the concrete cores on the site climbing, framing has also started for the upcoming Omni Hotel in Boston's busy Seaport. The 1,055 room hotel will feature the city's largest ballroom and a 4th-floor pool deck that will allow guests to host year-round events featuring views of the Boston skyline. The luxury hotel will also offer guests access to the Mokara Spa, a state of the art fitness center, and numerous dining options including a French brasserie & boulangerie. The Omni Seaport is set to open in early 2021.
Jul 12, 2019
After Groundbreaking Last Month, Site Work Underway at 10 Fan Pier Blvd.
After hosting a groundbreaking ceremony in early June, site work is underway for the upcoming office building at 10 Fan Pier Boulevard. The 300,000 square foot Seaport tower will be home to around 1,000 MassMutual employees. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.
Jun 28, 2019
Time Out Market Fenway Now Open
The 25,000 square foot Time Out Market is now open as part of the revamp on The Landmark Center in Fenway. The food hall, located in the former Best Buy location features 15 eateries by local chefs and 2 full-service bars. The next phase of the Landmark Center renovation call, now under review, would construct a new 14-story, 506,000-square-foot office and lab building at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Fullerton Street with 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and renovate Landmark Center’s existing 978,200-square-foot office and retail component.
Jun 27, 2019
Foundation Prep Continues for The St. Regis Residences, Boston
Foundation prep is ongoing along Boston's waterfront at the site of the upcoming 22-story St. Regis Residences, Boston. The luxury building will include 114 condos along with a fitness center, pool, library, and spa. Unit interior finishes along with the lobby and amenity spaces, designed by BAMO, will reflect the maritime location and utilize a color palette inspired by the water's edge. The St. Regis Residences, Boston will also feature a two-level signature restaurant and an extension of the Harborwalk around the exterior of the building. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.
Jun 23, 2019
Steel Framing Rapidly Rising for Final Phase of The Hub on Causeway
Steel framing is rapidly progressing for the final phase of the Hub on Causeway, the 650,000 square feet office tower. Verizon has already committed to a lease of 440,000 square foot within the building. Elsewhere in the project interior work is ongoing for the residential tower, citizenM hotel, and the office and commercial spaces in the podium.
The citizenM hotel is expected to open in mid-September and fit-outs are also ongoing for the Star Market, what will be Boston's largest supermarket, along with the ArcLight theater with both expected to open this fall as well.
Leasing is also underway for the residential units, 440 in total, which feature Italian cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, Silestone countertops, and in-unit laundry. Residents at Hub 50 House will have access to an array of luxury amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck. First residents are set to move in this fall, making for what are sure to be a busy couple of months for one of Boston's largest project.
Jun 19, 2019
Tower Crane in Place for Garden Garage
A tower crane is now in place at the Garden Garage site as blasting continues for ledge removal and concrete footings are being put in place. The Equity Residential project is set to feature 469 residential units in the 44 story tower. Under the tower will be a new parking garage to hold around 830 spaces. Construction is set to run through late 2021.
Jun 13, 2019
80 Guest Street Refinanced for $111.5 Million
The property at 80 Guest Street in Brighton has been refinanced via MetLife for $111.5 million.
The newly built 10-story building features a 486,000-square-foot mixed-use building containing 230,000 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A office and laboratory space, the 55,000-square-foot Warrior Ice Arena official practice facility of the Boston Bruins, 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and three levels of garage parking.
Jun 10, 2019
Work Underway for Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative
Work has started on the core for building 3 as MIT continues to change the face of Kendall Square. Building 3, located behind the Kendall Building at 238 Main Street will be a 12-story tower designed by Perkins+Will. The building will feature 27,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with 280,000 square feet of flexible lab and office space. on the upper floors. The redevelopment of the Kendall Building is a companion to the project as well. This early 1900’s building with its unique clock tower will become the main entrance to the complex with a 5 story atrium separating the existing and new buildings’ lower masses.
Jun 06, 2019
Shell Nearly Complete for 900 Winter Street in Waltham
Construction continues on the upcoming 220,0000 square foot lab and office facility, leased to Alkermes to expand its R&D facilities in Waltham. The new building will be an on-campus expansion of Alkermes’ current facility within Reservoir Woods at 852 Winter Street. Construction is expected to wrap up next year.
Jun 05, 2019
MassMutual Celebrates Groundbreaking at 10 Fan Pier Boulevard
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company celebrated the groundbreaking of 10 Fan Pier Boulevard in Boston's Seaport District with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and The Fallon Company.
The upcoming office building, located steps from Boston Harbor, will be developed and anchored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).
The 17-story building will house approximately 1,000 MassMutual employees and will be over 310,000 square feet in size and represent an approximately $240 million investment.
“Massachusetts is home to one of the nation’s leading innovation economies and we are excited to welcome MassMutual’s expansion into Eastern Massachusetts, while also celebrating their continued investment in Springfield and Western Massachusetts,” said Governor Baker. “MassMutual has been an economic driver in the Commonwealth for over 160 years, employing Massachusetts residents and investing in the talent of the next generation. We look forward to MassMutual’s continued success locally and across the country.”
“I’m pleased to welcome MassMutual to Boston’s Seaport District as they continue to expand in our city and state,” said Mayor Walsh. “With hundreds of new jobs, MassMutual will add to the mix of dynamic, growing businesses in Boston’s Seaport, supporting our talented workforce and contributing to our local economy in Boston.”
May 31, 2019
New England Development Fine-Tuning Redevelopment Proposal for Cambridgeside
Earlier this week, New England Development temporarily withdrew their proposal to rezone and redevelop the CambridgeSide mall. Located in East Cambridge the re-development could in part provide a revitalized street-scape that would link booming Kendall Square and upcoming Cambridge Crossing. When asked about the change the development team told BLDUP:
"Our vision for the next 30 years involves creating a mix of uses at the site, bringing activation and life to First Street, and updating the public realm surrounding CambridgeSide and Canal Park. Over the last few months, our project team has worked diligently with the City Council, the Planning Board, various City agencies, departments, and boards and with the public to review the proposed plans and receive comments on the design. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly supportive of finding ways to ensure CambridgeSide’s success for the next 30 years and maintain CambridgeSide as a strong community partner to the East Cambridge neighborhood and the City of Cambridge overall. At this time, our project team is fine-tuning the plan, incorporating many of those suggestions, including those we received from the Planning Board at our last hearing. All of this input will inform a more responsive zoning petition that we plan to file this summer."
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