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A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued at the Orient Heights Redevelopment in East Boston with phase one complete. Phase One, was budgeted at approximately $52 million and replaced four existing buildings containing 90 apartments with 120 affordable housing units across a series of townhouses and one mid-rise building.
The four-phased Orient Heights Redevelopment will replace 331 public housing units built in 1951 with 415 housing units, including 373 affordable and 42 market-rate.
Orient Heights Redevelopment NPC approval keeps the project moving forward
Phase One of the Orient Heights Redevelopment was completed in Spring 2018. Phase Two of the revised project consists of the demolition of four structures on the northwestern edge of the project site and the construction of 88 residential units with a combination of the townhouse and mid-rise buildings, community space in the mid-rise building, 76 vehicle parking spaces, and open space and public realm improvements.
The NPC includes the following proposed changes to the project as it was originally approved:
A decrease of four residential units to be constructed as part of the Phase Two project, bringing the total from 92 to 88 units.
The elimination of two parking spaces, bringing the total from 78 to 76 parking spaces.
The elimination of 42 non-public residential units from the project, bringing the total number of residential units from 373 (a combination of public and non-public residential units) to 331 units (all public housing units).
The elimination of 49 parking spaces from the project, bringing the total number from 306 to 265 on-street and off-street parking spaces.
The elimination of approximately 57 bicycle parking spaces from the project, bringing the total number from 388 to 331 bicycle parking spaces.
An increase of approximately 73,290 square feet of open space from the project, bringing the total from 87,985 square feet to 161,275 square feet of open space.
The elimination of a roadway connection from Waldemar Avenue to Vallar Road.
The existing community center within the project site will be renovated instead of newly constructed, 1,000 square feet of community gathering space will be provided in Phase Two and 5,200 square feet of community gathering space will be provided in Phase Three.
Callahan Construction Managers has completed construction on Phase II of AVA North Point in Cambridge. The 265 total unit luxury buildings (2), developed by AvalonBay Communities, features a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom residences. Resident amenities include a 24hr fitness center, gaming lounge, pool, elevated courtyard, pet spa, and a bike workshop with a unique DIY space.
The distinct apartments exterior was designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architects Inc. with CUBE 3 Studio designing the interior units. Most feature sliding barn doors, gear walls, utility charging stations, and chalkboard walls. In addition, the apartments include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, in-unit laundry, and are designed for LEED Silver sustainability.
Callahan's work on the six-story, wood framed building also includes 3,000 square-feet of retail space on the ground floor and three levels of underground parking. AVA North Point is ideally situated less than a 5 minute walk from the Lechmere MBTA station and just one mile from Boston.
Exterior Work Continues at Treadmark in Dorchester
The Treadmark in Dorchester has once again reached its full height of six stories after a fire last year forced the demolition of most of the original wood framing. Exterior work now continues on the 83 unit project. Directly across from the Ashmont, MBTA Station, the development will include a common roof deck, underground parking, and around 5,000 square-feet of ground floor retail.
Scheduled to open June 2019, construction continues at Encore Boston Harbor. As the project moves along, road improvement work has started in areas around the casino resort including Sullivan Square, Route 99/Broadway, Sweetser Circle and Santilli Circle.
The 34-acre, 3 million square foot five-star casino opening June 2019 will feature a 210,000 square foot gaming facility with approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables. A 24-story, 350-foot tall curved glass tower will contain over 600 luxury hotel rooms with a standard room size of over 600 square feet. When complete, the project will transform Everett, surrounding cities, and impact the other casinos across New England.
Construction at One Dalton has reached the 60th floor and is proceeding at a clip of about one and a half floors per week. Upon completion, One Dalton will be the tallest residential building in all of New England – transforming Boston’s skyline at 742 feet tall.
One Dalton, which will house 215 Four Seasons hotel rooms and 160 luxury condominium residences, is scheduled top off in July 2018 and the new five-star Four Seasons hotel will be open for business in March 2019.
Work continues on the exterior of One Dalton with over half of the exterior glass facade now in place. As the 61 story tower continues to take shape it's presence has already changed the iconic Boston skyline.
With an expected opening of first quarter 2019, pre-sales continue as buyers look to join this exclusive new community.
One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet and will consist of 712,500 square feet of residential, hotel and retail space. One Dalton's upper floors will contain 180 private luxury condominium residences. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.
Floors 3 through 11 at 121 Seaport are having electrical work completed including lighting power and fire alarm installation.
The new 17-story, 450,000-square-foot tower located in the heart of Boston's Seaport District. 121 Seaport will feature 400,000 square feet of Class A office space above a two-story, 50,000-square-foot retail podium. 121 Seaport is 100%-leased, with tenants including Internet of Things (IoT) technology provider PTC, who has leased 250,000 square feet, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, who has leased 150,000 square feet. Both tenants will open new global headquarters at 121 Seaport.
Construction of the luxury condo building on Fan Pier is now complete. 50 Liberty features breathtaking views of Boston Harbor and the Downtown Boston skyline. Residents are situated at the heart of Boston's most innovative neighborhood, the Seaport District, steps to multiple dining and entertainment options. Residential amenities include top luxury finishes, floor-to-ceiling glass window walls, warm wood floors and high ceilings throughout. Building amenities will include a private waterfront club room, a boardroom for meetings, a private gym, 24-hour concierge service and underground garage parking. Luxury condominiums at 50 Liberty are now on sale.
Big Night Entertainment Group Adds to Growing Portfolio
BNEG has committed to lease approximately 15,236 square feet in the Promenade area of Wynn Boston Harbor casino and hotel.
The entertainment group, which operates 12 venues in Connecticut (Foxwoods Casino) and Massachusetts is continuing to build off of their success with their most recent Seaport District projects, The Grand and Scorpion Bar.
Wynn Boston Harbor casino staying on target for 2019
Work has begun on the 21st floor of the Everett superstructure casino hotel. The project, which began in August of 2016, is slated for a completion date of June 2019.
In addition to work on the hotel, the state of the art convention center's (above) roof and facade are also nearing completion. The center will rival that of the neighboring Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Interior installation of specialty curved escalators have also begun in the building. Wynn officials are leaving no detail overlooked as this multi-billion dollar development is the most expensive in the history of Massachusetts.
The project timing can be attributed to Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, impliment, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.
Finishing touches underway at AVA North Point luxury apartments in East Cambridge, built by Callahan Construction Managers
The exterior facade of AVA North Point, a new six-story, wood framed, 265-unit luxury apartment community, has been completed. The complex, developed by AvalonBay Communities and built by Callahan Construction Managers, is set to open this summer. In addition to the façade completion, finishes are currently being installed within apartments that include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hard surface flooring and in-unit washers and dryers. Common spaces, including lounges, a fitness center, landscaped elevated courtyards and a swimming pool are also being fit out.
AVA North Point will feature studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, efficiently designed to LEED Silver sustainability specifications. The community will also include a 3,000-square-foot ground-floor retail space and three levels of underground parking. AVA North Point is located steps from the Lechmere MBTA Green Line station, Kendall Square and the 45-acre, 4.5-million-square-foot Cambridge Crossing development, soon to be home to the North American headquarters of global healthcare technology leader Philips. The following is a photograph of AVA North Point:
Tatte Bakery & Café to open at Pier 4 in Seaport District
Local bakery and cafe Tatte will open its’ next location at the $500 million Pier 4 waterfront mixed-use development in the Seaport District. Tatte’s new location will be located on the ground floor of Pier 4’s 13-story office building, which will include tenants such as Boston Consulting Group and Cengage, and will be over 3,600 square feet in size. Tatte recently opened its’ seventh location on the ground floor of The Harlo, a newly opened 17-story luxury apartment tower in the Fenway, and its’ eighth location on the ground floor of the 399 Boylston Street office building in the Back Bay.
“Pier 4’s unbeatable location was a natural fit for us, and we look forward to opening our Seaport location in what will be a slice of green heaven on the water in the Seaport,” said Tatte founder Tzurit Or in a prepared statement. “I’ve watched the Seaport and Fort Point neighborhoods evolve into one of Boston’s most visited culinary destinations, and the Tatte team is thrilled to share a home base with some of the area’s top chefs.” Pier 4 will also be home to the Seaport District’s first farm-to-table restaurant, which is expected to open in 2019 and will be located on the ground floor of Pier 4’s nine-story waterfront condominium building. The restaurant will be operated by Kristin Canty, owner of organic, farm-to-table Concord, MA restaurant Woods Hill Table.
Pier 4 will feature a total of 37,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, along with 353,000 square feet of office space, 106 luxury condominium residences, a new public Harborwalk and a one-acre waterfront park. The development is expected to open later this year. The Pier 4 office tower is fully glassed in, and installation of interior utilities and finishes is underway. The concrete superstructure of the condominium building has topped off, and the construction team has begun weatherproofing the exterior facade. The following is a photograph of Pier 4:
Cengage to relocate headquarters to nearly fully leased Pier 4 office building in Seaport District
Global education and technology company Cengage will relocate its’ headquarters to 117,000 square feet at Pier 4, a mixed-use Seaport District development overlooking Boston Harbor opening this Fall. Cengage’s office will be located across the second through sixth floors of Pier 4’s 13-story, 373,000-square-foot office building, with a private outdoor terrace on the fourth floor.
Cengage, who is currently located in Fort Point’s Channel Center, has leased its’ new space for 10 years and will move its’ 500 Boston-based employees to Pier 4 this Fall. The company is the United States’ largest provider of higher education teaching and learning materials, and is currently seeking to hire nearly 100 people to sustain its’ rapid transformation from a print company to a fully digital company. “Cengage has experienced significant growth since moving our headquarters to Boston in 2014,” said Cengage Chief Technology Officer George Moore in a prepared statement. “The region’s pool of the best and brightest tech talent has enabled our company to embrace new innovations that support students. The amenities, dynamic nature of the [Seaport] neighborhood and unobstructed views of the Boston Harbor will fuel our momentum, while inspiring current and future employees to think big, embrace the unknown and accelerate new ways of learning.”
With Cengage’s lease, the Pier 4 office building is nearly fully leased. The building will be anchored by Boston Consulting Group, who will open a new 202,000-square-foot headquarters across the top seven floors. In total, the building features 353,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail. Amenities will include a state-of-the art fitness center, bicycle storage and three levels of parking, with a new public Harborwalk and one-acre waterfront park. The $500 million Pier 4 will also feature a nine-story condominium building with 106 residences now on sale and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
One Dalton hotel component tops off, work on upper floor condominiums begins
One Dalton’s 23-story, 215-key hotel component has topped off, and work has begun to construct the tower’s 180 luxury condominium residences and exclusive amenity spaces on floors 24 through 61. About 20 stories of One Dalton’s blue glass curtain wall facade have been constructed, and the tower is now beginning to surpass the height of the adjacent 30 Dalton and Sheraton Hotel towers on its’ way to becoming the Back Bay and Boston’s third-tallest tower at 61 stories and 740 feet high. One Dalton’s concrete superstructure is expected to top off in mid-2018, with completion expected by late 2018.
Condominiums at One Dalton are now on sale starting at $2.75 million. At the tower's summit will be three two-level Penthouse Estates, two of which are reportedly under agreement. One of the Penthouse Estates has reportedly sold to Dell Technologies Chairman & CEO Michael Dell, and one reportedly sold for about $40 million. A third Penthouse Estate is currently offered for $40 million.
Amenities at One Dalton will include a pool and fitness center, a salon, a yoga and pilates studio and a 50th floor Private Residents’ Club Lounge featuring an indoor lounge and dining area as well as an outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. The following are photographs of One Dalton:
Rebuilding of Dorchester's fire-ravaged Treadmark mixed-use development begins
Trinity Financial has commenced rebuilding its' Treadmark mixed-use development across from Ashmont Station in Dorchester, after a fire destroyed the nearly-completed building last summer. Following the demolition of prior wood framing atop the building's base podium, new wood framing materials have been delivered onto the site to re-frame Treadmark's five upper floors. Upon completion, Treadmark will feature 83 residential units, including 51 affordable rental units and 32 ownership condominiums, as well as approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space anchored by South Boston-based specialty food retailer American Provisions. The following is a photograph of Treadmark:
Farm-to-table waterfront restaurant opening at Pier 4 condominium building in Seaport District, new project renderings revealed
The Seaport District’s first farm-to-table restaurant will open on the ground floor of the upcoming Pier 4 waterfront condominium building. The restaurant will be operated by Kristin Canty, owner of organic, farm-to-table Concord, MA restaurant Woods Hill Table, and will have 140 seats, including a raw bar, along with a 40-seat patio. Like Woods Hill Table, food will be sourced directly from The Farm at Woods Hill, Canty’s Bath, New Hampshire-based farm. Canty hopes to decorate the restaurant, which has yet to be named, with items sourced from the former Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant, which closed in 2015 and was demolished in 2016 to make way for the condominium building.
The $500 million Pier 4 development, which is expected to open in Fall 2018, will feature two buildings with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. The nine-story condominium building will feature 106 residences now on sale and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A 13-story commercial building will feature 353,000 square feet of office space, anchored by Boston Consulting Group’s new 202,000-square-foot headquarters across the top 7 floors, and 20,000 square feet of retail. Newly revealed renderings of Pier 4, including the condominium building's residences and multiple roof decks, are posted above.
The Pier 4 condominium building’s concrete superstructure is nearing its’ full height, with pouring of the final floor underway. In the coming months, exterior finishes and windows will be installed along the condominium building’s facade. The commercial building is fully glassed in with floor-to-ceiling windows, and interior fit out is now underway. The following is a photograph of Pier 4:
Michael Dell scoops up second Boston penthouse at 61-story One Dalton tower
Dell Technologies Chairman & CEO Michael Dell has reportedly entered a contract to acquire one of three $40 million penthouse residences atop the 61-story One Dalton tower under construction in the Back Bay, which, following Dell’s acquisition of a Millennium Tower penthouse residence last year, would make Dell the owner of penthouses at both of Boston’s, and New England’s, tallest residential towers. Per a Wall Street Journal report, Dell’s penthouse will be approximately 7,300 square feet in size across two stories, with a 570-square-foot outdoor terrace.
Listed for sale at $40 million each, One Dalton’s penthouses are expected to be Boston’s most expensive ever sold, nearly 15% higher than the $35 million, 13,000-square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse acquired by billionaire John Grayken in 2016. Sales of condominiums at One Dalton have not yet closed. Dell purchased his 4,110-square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse for $10.9 million, closing on the residence in December 2016. Dell Technologies acquired Hopkinton, MA-based EMC Corporation for $60 billion in Fall 2016.
One Dalton will be Boston’s third-tallest building at 740 feet and 61 stories tall, featuring 180 private luxury condominium residences above a 215-room Four Seasons luxury hotel. Completion of One Dalton is expected in Fall 2018. The building has reached nearly half of its’ full height and is expected to top off in early 2018. The following is a photograph of One Dalton:
Wynn Boston Harbor casino superstructure nearing full height of 24 stories
The $2.4 billion, 3-million-square-foot Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett is nearing its’ full height of 24 stories, on schedule for completion of framing by the end of 2017. A three-story steel section of the casino along the Mystic River has topped off, and concrete pouring of the casino’s 24-story tower has reached approximately the 15th floor. The tower will be 350 feet high and house over 600 luxury hotel rooms.
Following completion of framing, the casino’s facade will be installed. By the end of 2018, the casino will be sealed and interior finish work will commence. Wynn Boston Harbor is on schedule to open in summer 2019 and will be set over 34 scenic waterfront acres with a 210,000 square foot gaming facility featuring approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables, as well as a 24/7 public waterfront park featuring sweeping views of the Boston skyline. Wynn Boston Harbor will also include retail and restaurant space as well as a spa and health club. The following is a photograph of Wynn Boston Harbor, courtesy Cannistraro:
$140 million permanent financing secured for Aloft and Element Hotels in Seaport District
The 330-room Aloft Hotel and 180-room Element Hotel in the Seaport District, which opened in Winter 2016 and are located across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston’s Seaport District, have received a total of $140 million in permanent financing. The loan was secured for the borrower, a partnership of Ares Management and CV Properties LLC, by HFF through Starwood Property Trust. The hotels cost a total of $158 million to develop; HFF also arranged the hotels’ $97 million construction loan through RBS Citizens and Santander Bank N.A.
The Aloft and Element Hotels are located in the heart of Boston’s rapidly developing Seaport District, making them attractive towards business and leisure travelers, and are also home to local entertainment options such as The Social Register and W XYZ Bar. “The hotels opened for business in early 2016 and have enjoyed a strong reception due in part to the phenomenal growth of the Seaport area, the quality of the development and the strong demand generated from the BCEC,” said HFF Managing Director Anthony Cutone in a prepared statement. Each hotel features amenities including a pool, a fitness center and function/meeting space.
121 Seaport now 100%-leased with Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ lease of 150,000 square feet
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, currently based in New Haven, CT, will open a new 150,000-square-foot headquarters at 121 Seaport, bringing the state-of-the-art elliptical office tower to 100% occupancy. Last week, it was announced that Internet of Things (IoT) technology provider PTC has leased 250,000 square feet at 121 Seaport; the building features 400,000 square feet of Class A office space. Alexion, a global biopharmaceutical company that develops and delivers life-changing therapies for patients with rare diseases, will occupy floors three through eight of 121 Seaport and open its’ new headquarters in June 2018.
Newmark Knight Frank represented 121 Seaport developer Skanska in both Alexion and PTC’s leases; Cushman & Wakefield represented Alexion, and Cresa represented PTC. “121 Seaport now being 100 percent leased demonstrates the Seaport’s arrival as one of Boston’s most sought-after submarkets and business destinations,” said Charley Leatherbee, head of Skanska’s Commercial Development operations in Boston, in a prepared statement. “We delivered a building based on flexibility, innovation, sustainability and efficiency. We are honored that a pioneering company such as Alexion selected our building. Alexion and PTC are moving their respective industries forward in a building that pushes the boundaries of traditional design.” 121 Seaport will open in the first quarter of 2018, and also features 50,000 square feet of prime retail across its’ first two floors.
IoT technology provider PTC opening 250,000-square-foot global headquarters at 121 Seaport
Global Internet of Things (IoT) technology provider PTC, currently based in Needham, MA off of Route 128, will open a new 250,000-square-foot global headquarters across the top half of the new 17-story 121 Seaport elliptical tower in the Seaport District. PTC has leased the space for 18.5 years and will take occupancy in early 2019. Over 1,000 employees across all PTC company operations will work at PTC's new headquarters. With PTC's lease, 121 Seaport is now 63% leased.
PTC employs over 6,000 people worldwide and is a market leader in IoT and augmented reality. The company is developing technology that transforms how companies design, manufacture, operate and service the “things” in IoT. PTC has been headquartered in the Boston area since its’ founding in 1985.
By moving to the Seaport District, PTC aims to enhance its ability to attract and retain talent, following in the recent footsteps of major players including Amazon, Boston Consulting Group, General Electric, PwC and Reebok. “There are few places in the world that can lay claim to as many ‘firsts’ as Boston,” said PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann in a prepared statement. “It is clear that this region has the opportunity to yet again become a beacon of innovation in technologies as disruptive as the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality. At PTC, we aim to be a catalyst to extend Boston’s global reputation as a hub for technology leadership.” The Class A, LEED Platinum-configured 121 Seaport is on target for completion in the first quarter of 2018 and features 400,000 square feet of Class A office space on upper levels, with 50,000 square feet of retail space across two stories at the building’s base.
Pier 4 office building nearly glassed in, condominium building superstructure concrete pouring underway
The Seaport District’s 13-story, 373,000-square-foot Pier 4 waterfront office building, which will be anchored by Boston Consulting Group, is nearly fully glassed in, with floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall panels installed up to the building’s 10th floor. Pouring of concrete floors and fireproofing spraying are both just about complete inside the building. The Pier 4 office building will feature open floor plates with sweeping views of Boston Harbor. Boston Consulting Group has leased 202,000 square feet across the top 7 floors; expected occupancy is in Fall 2018. A total of 353,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail will be located at the Pier 4 office building; space is now available for lease.
Pouring of the concrete superstructure of Pier 4’s nine-story, 106-unit waterfront luxury condominium building is now underway, with the first floor podium and second floor both fully poured. Sales of Pier 4’s condominiums, which range from one to four bedrooms and are the only Seaport residences surrounded by water on three sides, are now underway, in addition to leasing of the building’s 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A condominium sales center has been constructed on the future site of Pier 4’s waterfront park, which will provide the public with sweeping Boston Harbor and Boston skyline views. The following are photographs of Pier 4:
Curtain wall complete at 121 Seaport, elliptical glass Class A office tower now leasing
121 Seaport’s sweeping elliptical glass curtain wall facade has been fully installed across all 17 of the tower’s floors. The facade features floor-to-ceiling high-performance vision glass, resulting in sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. 121 Seaport’s elliptical design reduces wind loads and gives the building less direct solar exposure, resulting in 15 percent energy savings. 121 Seaport is built to LEED Platinum sustainability specifications.
Inside 121 Seaport, installation of HVAC utilities is nearing completion in anticipation of tenants moving into the tower. Future 121 Seaport tenants have not yet been announced; office and retail space at 121 Seaport is available for lease. 121 Seaport features 400,000 square feet of Class A office space on upper levels, with 50,000 square feet of retail space across two stories at the building’s base. The following is a photograph of 121 Seaport:
Del Frisco's steakhouse coming to nearly fully leased 888 Boylston in Back Bay
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group will reportedly open a luxurious new 17,603-square-foot Double Eagle Steak House at the recently completed, nearly fully leased 888 Boylston office and retail development in the Back Bay. The restaurant will open during the second half of 2018 and will join retailers Eataly, Tesla and Under Armour on 888 Boylston’s ground floor. 888 Boylston's 425,000 square feet of ultra-sustainable office and retail space are now 91%-leased per JLL's latest Skyline Review analysis. The building, completed in 2016, is built to LEED Platinum sustainability specifications and is anchored by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Superstructure construction underway at Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett
Construction of the superstructure of the 24-story Wynn Boston Harbor casino, opening June 2019 over 34 waterfront acres overlooking the Mystic River, is well underway. Multiple tower cranes have been installed throughout the site, and are being used to lift the tower’s multiple structural steel girders for installation along the tower’s frame. Concrete pouring has also begun in order to construct the casino's main 24-story tower. The $2.4 billion, 3-million-square-foot casino has already reached four stories high, with the building’s foundation and 3,000-car underground parking structure complete. The long-contaminated site has been fully cleaned, ending the leaching of contaminants into the Mystic River and allowing for the eventual opening of the waterfront site to the public. The following are aerial drone views of Wynn Boston Harbor:
Concrete superstructure rising at One Dalton, New England’s future tallest residential tower
One Dalton future 61-story superstructure, which will be the tallest residential tower in New England, is rising rapidly and has reached over 10 stories high. At One Dalton’s base, the first glass curtain wall sections have been installed; the first glass panels were installed at One Dalton on June 22nd. Installation of mechanical systems is underway throughout the tower; on Level 7, installation of One Dalton’s pool is now underway. One Dalton is expected to top off in early 2018 and open in Fall 2018. The tower will feature 180 private luxury condominium residences above a 215-room Four Seasons luxury hotel. The following are photographs of One Dalton:
Glass curtain wall installation begins at Pier 4 offices in Seaport District, condominium sales launch
The first glass curtain wall panels have been installed along the lower levels of the recently-topped-off 13-story, 373,000-square-foot Pier 4 office building. The building will feature 353,000 square feet of Class A office space with floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plates offering sweeping views of Boston Harbor. On the Pier 4 office building’s upper levels, concrete is being poured to construct floors and fireproofing is being sprayed along columns and ceilings. The Pier 4 office building will be anchored by Boston Consulting Group, who will occupy 202,000 square feet across the top 7 floors, with completion expected in Fall 2018. 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail will be located along the Pier 4 office building’s ground floor.
A nine-story residential building featuring 106 luxurious condominiums with 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail is also being constructed at the Pier 4 site. Foundation construction for this building is currently underway, and a tower crane has been erected in anticipation of superstructure construction. Condominium sales at Pier 4 have launched and are now underway; available residences range from one to four bedrooms and are the only Seaport residences surrounded by water on three sides. Initial demand for condominiums is reportedly strong. “We’ve been receiving tremendous interest in PIER 4,” said Advisors Living CEO Janice Dumont, who is leading the sales team at PIER 4. “These homes offer an urban oasis; an intimate yet energetic retreat within the Seaport. You can walk to the water’s edge, look back at the skyline and be a part of Boston’s inner harbor.” The following are photographs of Pier 4:
Interactive museum honoring Seaport District history coming to 121 Seaport ground floor, building facade nears completion
Skanska has announced it will construct a new interactive pedestrian museum at Harbor Way, the 20,000-square-foot, 70-foot-wide pedestrian promenade between its’ recently-completed 101 Seaport and under-construction 121 Seaport office and retail developments, honoring the history of the area’s development. The museum will focus upon Skanska’s discovery of an old shipwreck below the 121 Seaport construction site in May 2016, highlighting the landmaking of the Seaport District that caused the ship to be found a few blocks inland from Boston Harbor. The museum will explain how the Seaport District was once a tidal flat, which was filled with land in 1896, burying the old shipwreck. The museum will include facts about the ship’s last journey from Rockland, Maine and artifacts found within the ship, as well as the Seaport District’s initial use as a vast rail yard. "Boston has so many underground secrets and mysteries yet to be discovered. The shipwreck was both a surprise and an eye-opening experience and sheds new light on both the history of Boston's Seaport, and the historic connections between Boston and the rest of New England,” said Joe Bagley, the City of Boston’s Archaeologist.
Skanska’s new museum will be linked to an augmented reality exhibit that will sync to a smartphone application available for download, which will provide a more detailed, virtually guided tour through the museum. Reclaimed wood from the old shipwreck will also be incorporated into 121 Seaport; unique pieces of furniture will be created using the ship’s remnants and will accent the building’s common areas and conference rooms. “The buildings we create should positively impact the community beyond the confines of their own walls. Many of Boston’s neighborhoods preserve the city’s past in compelling ways. With Harbor Way, we are introducing the Seaport’s story in a way that marries Boston’s reverence for preserving history with the Innovation District’s spirit,” said Charley Leatherbee, leader of Skanska’s development operations in Boston. The following is a rendering of the interactive museum:
121 Seaport is nearly fully glassed in, with the 17-story building’s high-performance glass curtain wall installed as high as the 16th floor. Inside the building, concrete pouring and fireproofing spraying are complete on all levels. 121 Seaport will open in 2018, with office and retail space now available for lease. The building will contain 400,000 square feet of Class A office space on upper levels, with 50,000 square feet of retail space at the two-story podium at the base of the building. 121 Seaport will be built to LEED Platinum energy-efficiency standards; a private rooftop terrace will provide stunning views of Boston’s skyline and harbor. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
Facade complete at 50 Liberty waterfront luxury condos in Seaport District, interior fit out underway
The 14-story glass-and-marble facade of the 50 Liberty luxury waterfront condominium residences in the Seaport District is complete, with all floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall panels, marble exterior finish panels and private balconies installed. Interior fit out of 50 Liberty’s 120 luxury residences is now underway in anticipation of the building’s opening in Early 2018; luxury residences at 50 Liberty are now on sale. Finishing of 50 Liberty’s interior common spaces, which include desirable amenities such as a private waterfront club room, a board room for meetings and a private gym, is also underway. On 50 Liberty’s ground floor will be 30,000 square feet of civic, cultural and retail space along a new waterfront boardwalk. The following are photographs of 50 Liberty:
Construction complete at Serenity Apartments, new Mission Hill luxury residences now leasing
Construction is complete at Serenity Apartments, a new 15-story luxury tower in Mission Hill featuring 195 distinctive residences now leasing. Move-ins at Serenity began earlier this month; the building was 40% pre-leased prior to opening. Churchill Corporate Housing, a short-term corporate housing provider, has leased 24 apartments at Serenity, which is managed by Greystar. Serenity is located steps to Brookline Village and the Longwood Medical Area and features the latest in-demand amenities, including Wi-Fi enabled common areas, a billiard room, meeting and collaborative areas, a private courtyard, a rooftop pool and lounge deck, a barbecue deck and a green roof. Direct-access garage parking with electric car charging stations is available on-site, in addition to Zipcars and bicycle storage. Serenity presents an unprecedented green living option, with LEED Gold energy-efficiency certification and direct access to the MBTA Green Line.
“As we designed the community, we knew we needed to create something special to draw tenants to this corridor from Fenway and other nearby neighborhoods,” said Anthony Nader, Vice President of Serenity developer Longwood Group. “The rooftop pool and amenity area are really something to be seen.” Serenity residents will be located in an area seeing tremendous growth, with a number of development projects planned, under construction and recently completed. “The leasing demand is showing that with a destination asset, that provides a great living experience, prospective residents are willing to move to this side of the Longwood Medical Area,” said Nader. “The growth coming down the Brookline Avenue corridor, with the Children’s Hospital expansion at Brookline Place, Homewood Suites and potentially an additional hotel at Brookline Avenue, has created an exciting area of the city to be in. More restaurants will activate the streetscape, but the neighborhood is already beginning to come alive.”
13-story Pier 4 office building in Seaport District tops off
A topping-off ceremony was held this past Wednesday (June 7th, 2017) for the 13-story, 373,000-square-foot Pier 4 office building in the Seaport District. The ceremony marked the completion of construction of the building’s steel structural frame. Concrete pouring to construct the office building’s interior floors and interior fireproofing are both now underway, and facade finish installation has begun at the office building’s base.
The Pier 4 office building will be anchored by Boston Consulting Group, who will occupy 202,000 square feet across the top 7 floors. In total, the building will feature 353,000 square feet of Class A office space with 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A nine-story residential building at Pier 4 featuring 100 luxurious condominiums and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail is also under construction facing Boston Harbor. The following are photographs from the Pier 4 topping-off ceremony, courtesy Elkus Manfredi Architects:
888 Boylston, a leader in sustainable building, opens in Back Bay
888 Boylston, an ultra-sustainable, LEED Platinum-spec new 425,000 square foot office building in the Back Bay, is now complete. Retail tenants Eataly, Tesla and Under Armour are open on the building’s ground floors. Office tenants Abry Partners and Bracebridge Capital have moved into 888 Boylston’s upper floors, and Accenture, Martingale Asset Management, SCS Financial and lead tenant Natixis Global Asset Management will open offices at 888 Boylston in the coming months. The following are photographs of 888 Boylston:
One Dalton residence sells for $40 million, setting new Boston condominium sale record
A luxury residence at the Back Bay’s upcoming 61-story One Dalton tower has reportedly sold for $40 million, which would surpass Boston’s current condominium sale record by $5 million. The sale of a 13,000 square foot penthouse at Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Tower closed last August for $35 million, claiming Boston’s current sales record. The Millennium Tower penthouse sold for nearly $2,700 per square foot; square footage of the One Dalton residence which sold for $40 million has not yet been revealed.
Sales of One Dalton’s 180 luxury residences have not yet closed; a number of residences are reportedly under agreement with sale prices starting at $2.5 million. In an interview with Bloomberg, Richard Friedman, CEO of One Dalton developer Carpenter & Company, said that One Dalton is “the fastest-selling residential project in Four Seasons history,” and that about 90% of One Dalton buyers are American, with a large majority hailing from Boston. “We’ve sold to no Russians. Maybe one person from China, but they have a relationship to Boston, and a few units to people from Europe or the Middle East,” said Friedman.
121 Seaport, an upcoming Class A office building in the Seaport District, has topped off at 17 stories tall, and the building’s high-performance glass curtain wall has been installed as high as the third floor. The curtain wall will provide a 360-degree transparent coating surrounding 121 Seaport, providing sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. At the building’s center, the construction team is pouring concrete on floors and spraying fireproofing along pillars and ceilings; concrete pouring and fireproofing spraying is complete on lower floors. The 450,000 square foot 121 Seaport will feature 400,000 square feet of Class A office space atop a two-story, 50,000 square foot retail platform. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
Pier 4 office building steel superstructure rising
The steel frame of the 13-story, 373,000 square foot Pier 4 office building in the Seaport District has reached four stories high, with the building’s elevator core topped off. Two full stories of the frame have been erected. The Pier 4 office building will be anchored by Boston Consulting Group, who will occupy 202,000 square feet across the top 7 floors, and will feature 353,000 square feet of Class A office space with 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A nine-story residential building at Pier 4 with 100 luxurious condominiums and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail is also under construction facing Boston Harbor. The following are photographs of the Pier 4 site:
Wood superstructure framing underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two in Cambridge
Construction of wood superstructure framing is well underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two, a new mixed-use building located across from the Lechmere MBTA Green Line station, and will soon reach its’ full height of six stories. The first section of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two’s post tensioned concrete podium structure, which will house the building’s ground floor lobby and retail space and is serving as the wood framing’s base, is complete. Underneath Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two are three completed levels of below-grade parking. Upon completion, Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two will feature 285 apartment residences with approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two:
Finishing touches underway at Serenity Apartments, opening this Spring in Mission Hill
Serenity Apartments’ 15-story facade is nearly fully installed, and interior fit-out of luxury apartments and common spaces is nearly complete. Just about all exterior finish panels and windows have been installed, and nearly the entire interior has been plastered. State-of-the-art finishes and appliances are now being installed in apartments and common spaces. Opening this Spring, Serenity Apartments will feature 195 apartments including studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms and amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity Apartments:
Waterfront restaurant nears completion at East Boston’s The Eddy, luxury apartments now leasing
Interior fit out of Reel House, the upcoming 5,000 square foot waterfront seafood restaurant at The Eddy in East Boston, is nearly complete in advance of Reel House’s opening this Spring. Reel House will serve a “globally coastal seafood menu” and will feature a dining area with seating for over 200 people, two mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio. Sweeping views of the Boston skyline will be visible throughout the Reel House space.
Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. With unparalleled resident amenities including a top-floor roof deck with sweeping views, a second-floor pool deck with a fire pit and barbecues, a fitness center and a communal lounge space as well as the upcoming Reel House restaurant, The Eddy will conveniently enable a live, work and play lifestyle. For more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a private showing, please call 866-318-2748 or click Contact Broker above. The following are photographs of The Eddy and the upcoming Reel House restaurant:
Facade nearing completion at 50 Liberty luxury condominiums in Seaport District
Marble exterior finish panels and floor-to-ceiling windows have been installed along a large section of 50 Liberty's 14-story facade, ranging from 6 stories high facing Boston Harbor to 8 stories high along Liberty Drive. Opening in Fall 2017, 50 Liberty will feature 120 luxurious waterfront condominium residences with 30,000 square feet of civic, cultural and retail space. The following are photographs of 50 Liberty:
Luxury apartments now leasing at Back Bay's 30 Dalton, Flour Bakery opening this Spring
Luxurious apartment residences with sweeping Boston skyline views are now leasing at the Back Bay's newly built 30 Dalton, which opened last Fall. On 30 Dalton's ground floor, fit out work is well underway for a new location of Flour Bakery, which will open this Spring. 30 Dalton features 218 apartment residences and 1,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to a striking top-floor Skyline Suite resident lounge. The following are photographs of 30 Dalton:
One Dalton concrete superstructure pouring underway
One Dalton's 61-story, 740 foot tall concrete superstructure, which will be New England's tallest residential building upon completion, has risen 2 full stories. The construction team is now at work pouring One Dalton's 3rd floor concrete slab. Concrete will continue to be poured at a rate of 1 floor per week; One Dalton is expected to top off in early 2018. One Dalton will feature 180 private luxury condominium residences positioned above a 215-room Four Seasons luxury hotel. The following are photographs of One Dalton:
Reel House, globally-inspired waterfront seafood restaurant, opening at The Eddy in East Boston this spring
Reel House, a new waterfront restaurant featuring a "globally coastal seafood menu," will open this spring at The Eddy, the East Boston Waterfront's newest luxury building. Led by award-winning Executive Chef Marc Orfaly and owned by Navy Yard Hospitality Group, Reel House will serve a distinctive seafood menu with "a fusion of flavors" and "approachable plates" inspired by worldwide waterfront cuisines.
Designed by Sousa Design Architects, Reel House's 5,000 square foot waterfront space overlooking Boston Harbor will be open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch and dinner. The space will accommodate over 200 seated diners across a main dining room, 2 mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio facing the Boston skyline. A complimentary boat shuttle will connect Reel House and The Eddy to the Charlestown Navy Yard and Navy Yard Hospitality Group's Pier 6 waterfront restaurant. Visit ReelHouseBoston.com for more information about Reel House.
Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. In addition to the upcoming Reel House restaurant, Eddy residents have access to amenities including a top-floor roof deck with unparalleled views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, a second-floor pool deck and more. Click "Contact Broker" above or call 617-561-9600 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are renderings of the Reel House restaurant space:
Facade finish installation underway at Treadmark in Dorchester
The first exterior facade finishes are being installed at Treadmark, a $45 million mixed-use development located across from Ashmont Station in Dorchester. Treadmark's 6-story frame has been nearly fully weatherproofed, with window and fireproofing installation just about complete. Treadmark is slated to open this summer; luxury residences are now on sale, and apartment leasing will commence in the coming months. The following is an aerial photograph of Treadmark:
50 Liberty waterfront condominium exterior finish installation underway
Marble exterior finish panels and floor-to-ceiling windows are now being installed along the first floors of the Seaport District's new 14-story 50 Liberty waterfront luxury condominium and retail building. The building's mechanical penthouse has been constructed and now houses HVAC units. Concrete has been poured to construct 50 Liberty's interior floors. Opening in Fall 2017, 50 Liberty will feature 120 luxurious waterfront condominium residences with 30,000 square feet of civic, cultural and retail space. The following are photographs of 50 Liberty:
121 Seaport elliptical office building nearing top off
121 Seaport’s 17-story steel frame has risen nearly 11 floors, and the Class A office and retail building’s signature elliptical shape is now prominently pronounced. Following pouring of interior concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling high-performance glass will be installed across 121 Seaport’s sweeping façade, providing panoramic 360 degree views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. 121 Seaport’s distinctive aerodynamic design will provide a 15 percent energy saving and a significant reduction in wind loads. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
The elevator core of the 13-story, 373,000 square foot Pier 4 office building
has reached nine full stories in height and will top off imminently. Steel construction has begun at the office building's base and is pushing upwards towards the building's full height of 13 stories. Preparations are also underway to construct the foundation of the future nine-story, 100-residence Pier 4 condominium building facing the Atlantic Ocean. The following are photographs of Pier 4:
Serenity Apartments facade nearly complete, new drone footage released
Serenity Apartments’ facade is nearly fully fit out with exterior finish panels and windows in advance of the 15-story Mission Hill building’s opening this spring. Bricks are fully installed along the building’s base. Interior fit out of Serenity’s common spaces and 195 apartments and common spaces is well underway. New aerial drone footage of Serenity has been released:
Weatherproofing underway at Dorchester’s Treadmark
Weatherproofing has begun at the $45 million Treadmark mixed-use development, opening Summer 2017 in Dorchester across from Ashmont Station. Windows and fireproofing have been installed along a large section of the building’s facade. Framing of interior spaces is also underway. Treadmark has reached its’ final height of six stories. Luxury residences at Treadmark are now on sale. The following is a photograph of Treadmark:
American Provisions opening market at Dorchester’s Treadmark in Summer 2017
South Boston specialty food retailer American Provisions has received official approval to construct a new retail location at Dorchester’s new Treadmark mixed-use development across from Ashmont Station. The new 2,500 square foot American Provisions store will open in Summer 2017 and will feature 1,500 retail square feet with a 1,000 square foot kitchen. American Provisions is now seeking a license to sell beer and wine at the new store.
Fit out underway for waterfront restaurant opening Spring 2017 at The Eddy
Interior fit out work is underway for Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly’s waterfront destination restaurant opening Spring 2017 at the iconic new Eddy apartment building in East Boston. The restaurant will be located on The Eddy’s ground floor and will feature sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. Open since Fall 2016, The Eddy features 258 luxury residential apartments with picturesque views. Call 855-534-3833 for information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are photographs of The Eddy:
50 Liberty condos hit market, new details and renderings revealed
The Fallon Company has listed several waterfront luxury condominiums at 50 Liberty in the Seaport District for sale. Condominiums listed range from a 1,297 square foot one-bedroom/two-bathroom unit with one garage parking space offered for $1,848,995 to a 3,573 square foot three-bedroom/three-bathroom penthouse unit with two garage parking spaces offered for $9,100,225. The latest details and renderings of 50 Liberty can be found above.
First phase of Orient Heights public housing redevelopment breaks ground
A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Wednesday (December 7th) for the first phase of the redevelopment of the aging 15-acre Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. Phase One, budgeted at approximately $52 million and expected to open in early 2018, will replace four existing buildings containing 90 apartments with 120 affordable housing units across a series of townhouses and one mid-rise building. Upon completion, the four-phased Orient Heights Redevelopment will replace 331 public housing units built in 1951 with 415 housing units, including 373 affordable and 42 market-rate.
“This public housing facility has been the home of many families for decades, and I am proud that with the support of our state and federal partners we are revitalizing current facilities, while creating new living spaces for future residents,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the groundbreaking. The development team hopes to build off of the success of past public housing redevelopment in East Boston. “We are looking forward to working with our development partners Trinity Financial to revitalize the community as we successfully did together at the Maverick development in Eastie several years ago,” stated Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle. The following is a photograph from the Orient Heights groundbreaking:
Welch completes grading at Bentley Multipurpose Arena
The Welch Corporation has completed grading work for Bentley University’s upcoming Multipurpose Arena in Waltham, with utility installation and earth backfilling complete. A new road will now be paved through the site, and water will be pumped to drain any puddles and sitting mud on site. Concrete foundation pouring will commence imminently to prepare the site for construction of the arena building. The following are photographs of The Welch Corporation at work at the Bentley Multipurpose Arena site:
A topping-off ceremony was held Tuesday (November 29th, 2016) afternoon for 50 Liberty, a new 14-story mixed-use building opening Fall 2017 on the Seaport District waterfront. During the ceremony, the final steel beam of 50 Liberty’s structural frame was lifted to the frame’s top and installed in place. Work is now underway on exterior and interior finishing of 50 Liberty. Concrete floor slabs have been poured on over half of 50 Liberty’s floors. The following are photographs from 50 Liberty's topping-off:
Serenity Apartments nearly fully sealed, new aerial footage released
Windows and exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of Serenity Apartments’ facade as the building nears its’ Spring 2017 opening. At Serenity’s base, brick finishes have been just about fully installed. The construction team is now plastering Serenity’s apartments and installing interior finishes. HVAC utilities have been installed on Serenity’s roof and throughout the building. Serenity General Contractor Suffolk Construction has released two new aerial videos of Serenity, a new drone flyover and a time-lapse showing Serenity’s progression since the start of construction in Winter 2015:
50 Liberty, a 120-unit luxury condominium building located in the Seaport District overlooking Boston Harbor, is about to top off at 14 stories tall. Concrete has been poured on about half of of the building’s floors. At 50 Liberty’s base, finish installation systems are being installed in order to commence installation of exterior finish panels and windows. Pre-sales of 50 Liberty luxury condominiums will commence shortly. The following are photographs of 50 Liberty:
Enjoy luxurious waterfront living with sweeping skyline views at The Eddy
The Eddy, a luxurious new 258-unit waterfront apartment tower overlooking the Boston skyline, is now leasing. Eddy residents will enjoy amenities including a waterfront resident lounge graced with exquisite artwork, a panoramic furnished roof deck and sweeping skyline views from every corner. A new waterside restaurant will open at The Eddy in Spring 2017. Call 855-534-3833 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a tour of the building. The following are photographs of the Eddy roof deck:
The following are photographs of an apartment at The Eddy:
The following are photographs of amenities at The Eddy:
The following are exterior photographs of The Eddy:
Welch installs drainage at Bentley Multipurpose Arena
The Welch Corporation has completed installation of temporary electrical systems at Bentley Multipurpose Arena and is now constructing the Arena’s drainage system. Concrete drainage pipes are being installed in trenches excavated by the Welch Corporation team. The new 75,000 square foot multipurpose sports arena will open in early 2018. The arena will be home to Bentley's NCAA Division 1 hockey team and host seminars, concerts and guest speakers. The following are photographs of the Bentley Multipurpose Arena construction site:
Treviicos completes Wynn Boston Harbor slurry wall, new interior renderings revealed
Treviicos has completed the 34-acre Wynn Boston Harbor casino’s slurry wall, which will support the 24-story, 3 million square foot casino facility and its’ 3,000 car underground parking garage. The slurry wall spans nearly half a mile at 2,215 linear feet long and consists of 106 30-foot-thick slurry wall panels an average of 85 feet deep. J. Derenzo Companies is now at work excavating the slurry wall panels and Wynn Boston Harbor’s three-level, 3,000 car underground parking garage. The parking garage excavation has reached within 10 feet of the garage’s future bottom.
Approximately 800 tiebacks are being installed along the slurry wall for stability reinforcement; 200 tiebacks have been installed, and 600 remain. Wynn Boston Harbor is on track to open June 3rd, 2019; the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Wednesday, October 26th to approve the casino’s final design and opening date. New interior renderings of Wynn Boston Harbor have been revealed; these can be found above. The following are photographs of the Wynn Boston Harbor slurry wall:
The following are photographs of tieback installation underway:
The following are photographs of pile driving underway:
Ribbon cut on Pagulica Harvard Life Lab, now home to 17 startups
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Thursday (November 3rd, 2016) to mark the opening of the Pagulica Harvard Life Lab in Allston. 17 life science and biotech startups have moved into the completed 15,000 square foot wet lab building. The Lab has been named after donors Steve and Judy Pagliuca. The following are tweets from the ribbon cutting ceremony showing the completed Pagulica Harvard Life Lab:
New Serenity aerial footage released, finish installation underway
Suffolk Construction has released new aerial footage of Serenity, a 195-unit apartment building with 2,100 square feet of retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Exterior finish panel installation is well underway, and moisture-resistant cladding is fully installed along the building’s frame. Per an update by Prellwitz Chilinski Architects, interior unit finishing is underway on lower level units. Steel framing is being installed on upper floors to lay out units. The following is the latest aerial footage of Serenity, courtesy Suffolk Construction:
121 Seaport’s 17-story steel frame has risen nearly five full stories, including the future two-story, 50,000 square foot retail podium base. The building’s distinctive elliptical design is beginning to take shape, with uniquely rounded steel beams installed. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
A tower crane has been installed at Pier 4, signaling the impending start of superstructure construction for the 13-story, 373,000 square foot Pier 4 office building. Construction of the building's concrete elevator core will commence imminently, followed by the building's steel frame. Vertical metal formwork has been installed alongside the crane to frame concrete pouring to construct the elevator core. Excavation of the Pier 4 office building's foundation is complete. The following are photographs of the Pier 4 site:
Developer Carpenter & Company has released an updated One Dalton website revealing the interior of One Dalton's exclusive condominiums. New interior and exterior renderings have been released along with a One Dalton video; these can be found above. Carpenter has also released a 360-degree animation showing views from the top of One Dalton.
J. Derenzo Companies excavates Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two foundation
J. Derenzo Companies has excavated Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two’s three-level underground parking garage. Concrete is now being poured to construct the building’s foundation and the garage. The following is an Instagram photograph by Feldman Land Surveyors of the Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two construction site:
One Dalton foundation wall complete, elevator core construction underway
Treviicos has completed One Dalton’s slurry wall, which has been fully excavated by The Welch Corporation. One Dalton’s foundation wall is fully built; a slurry wall is in place along Belvidere and Dalton Streets, and secant piles are in place along the Christian Science Center. The foundation cap beam, which holds the top of the foundation wall together, has been installed. Both the slurry wall and secant piles tie into bedrock over 150 feet below the building.
The 61-story elevator core is now being built. Metal formwork is being arranged at the foundation’s base to frame the concrete pour to construct the core. A 7 foot thick, 900 cubic yard wide concrete mat slab is now being poured at the core’s base. The following are photographs of the One Dalton construction site:
Pier 4 office building foundation excavated, concrete pouring underway
The foundation of the Pier 4 office building has been excavated, making way for a future two-level underground parking garage. A horizontal foundation support system has been installed to support the foundation throughout construction. Metal formwork is being installed at the foundation's base in preparation for concrete pouring. The 13-story Pier 4 office building will contain 353,000 square feet of office space with 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following is a photograph of the Pier 4 office building foundation:
50 Liberty’s 14-story steel structural frame has reached nine stories in height. Balconies for future condominiums have been installed along 50 Liberty’s facade. Concrete pouring is underway on 50 Liberty’s first and second stories. A construction elevator is being assembled along 50 Liberty’s frame; the elevator will be used to transport materials and finishes throughout construction. 50 Liberty will feature 120 luxurious waterfront residential condominiums with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. The following are photographs of 50 Liberty:
Wynn Boston Harbor excavation underway, slurry wall nearing completion
Treviicos has nearly completed Wynn Boston Harbor’s slurry wall. Trenches for the wall’s final sections are being excavated using slurry wall rigs with hydromill and grab excavators. Steel reinforcement cages have been installed in excavated slurry wall trenches that range from 50 to over 120 feet deep. Treviicos is hard at work pouring concrete into installed reinforcement cages to complete the slurry wall.
Slurry wall sections have been excavated where concrete has been poured, exposing the hardened concrete. Following excavation, a cap beam, an extra layer of concrete, has been poured above the slurry wall to continue the foundation. J. Derenzo Companies is at work excavating both the slurry wall and Wynn Boston Harbor’s 3,000 car underground parking garage.
Completion of the garage is anticipated before the end of the year, at which point construction of the 3 million square foot casino’s 24-story, 350 foot tall steel frame will begin. Structural pile driving is now underway to support the future casino. The following is a video tour of Wynn Boston Harbor's slurry wall by Treviicos' David Gazda:
The following are photographs of the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site:
Serenity website released with new renderings and drone footage, apartments opening Spring 2017
Developer Longwood Group and Property Manager Greystar have released a new website, TheSerenity.com, for Serenity, a 195-unit residential apartment building with 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Per the website, Serenity will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park will feature private elevator access. With the website, new interior renderings of Serenity and a building logo have been released along with drone footage of the under-construction building. Renderings of Serenity and additional information can be found above; the following is the drone footage video:
The 17-story concrete elevator core of 121 Seaport has topped off, and a new project banner has been hung along the core. Construction of 121 Seaport's elliptical structural steel frame will follow imminently. 121 Seaport will feature 400,000 square feet of Class A office space above a two-story, 50,000 square foot retail podium. 121 Seaport is targeting LEED Platinum efficiency certification; the building's elliptical design will result in 15 percent energy savings due to less direct solar exposure. The following is a tweet by Skanska showing 121 Seaport's topped-off elevator core:
Exterior finishes have reached the top level of Serenity's 15-story frame and are installed along a large frame section. Concrete has been poured on nearly all floors, and framing of interior units is underway.
Located in Mission Hill overlooking the Emerald Necklace, Serenity will feature 195 rental residential apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space fronting South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity, courtesy Newman Associates:
Treadmark wood framing rising, concrete base poured
Treadmark's concrete foundation is fully framed, and a large concrete section of the building's ground level has been poured. A PERI Skydeck system is being used to frame the concrete pour and support the poured slabs as concrete hardens.
Wood framing of levels two through six has begun above the concrete base, with a large section of level two fully framed and level three framing rising. Located in Dorchester's Ashmont neighborhood across from the Ashmont MBTA station, Treadmark will span a full block along Dorchester Avenue between Fuller Street and Mercier Avenue.
Opening Summer 2017, Treadmark will feature 83 new residential units, including 51 new affordable rental units and 32 ownership condominiums, as well as approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Treadmark's anchor retail tenant will be American Provisions, a South Boston-based specialty food retailer. Visit LiveTreadmark.com for condominium sales information. The following are photographs of Treadmark:
New interactive website and renderings for 121 Seaport
Skanska has released a new interactive website, 121seaport.com, with leasing information for 121 Seaport, a state-of-the-art 17-story, 450,000 square foot tower under construction in the Seaport District. Additionally, new interior and exterior renderings have been released; these renderings can be found above. 121 Seaport will feature 400,000 square feet of Class A office space above a two-story, 50,000 square foot retail podium.
The Welch Corporation breaks ground on Bentley Multipurpose Arena
The Welch Corporation has broken ground on Bentley University's new 75,000 square foot multipurpose sports arena. Located on Bentley's South Campus in Waltham, the arena will be the home of Bentley's NCAA Division 1 hockey team and host seminars, concerts and guest speakers. The arena will have 2,000 fixed seats, with a maximum capacity of 3,400 people. Initial site work is well underway, with The Welch Corporation installing temporary electrical systems and preparing the site for construction of the arena's foundation. Bentley's new arena is anticipated to open in early 2018. The following are photographs of The Welch Corporation at work on the Bentley Multipurpose Arena site:
Tishman Speyer has released a new Pier 4 video showing the latest renderings of the future office and condominium buildings. A 13-story office building containing 353,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and a nine-story residential building containing 100 luxurious condominiums and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail are under construction at Pier 4. Premier management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will be the office building's anchor tenant, occupying 202,000 square feet across seven floors. Visit Pier4Boston.com for information about buying and leasing space at Pier 4. Additional information about and renderings of Pier 4 can be found above. The following is the new Pier 4 video:
In an official press release yesterday (September 15th, 2016), local mechanical construction services firm Cannistraro announced that it will relocate its manufacturing and warehousing operations to the 157,000 square foot historic industrial building located at 25 Fid Kennedy Avenue in Boston's Seaport District overlooking Boston Harbor. Cannistraro has secured a fifty year ground lease with the City of Boston for Parcel N, the 3.5-acre Boston Marine Industrial Park (BMIP) site on which the buildng stands. Cannistraro will substantially rehabilitate the property for use as a prefabrication and assembly plant for plumbing, fire protection, HVAC piping and sheet metal systems. These materials will be installed at construction sites throughout the Boston region. Cannistraro is expected to occupy its' new Seaport District factory in September 2017.
LEED Platinum certification awarded to new Cimpress North American HQ in Waltham
In an official press release published last Friday (September 9th, 2016), developer Hobbs Brook Management and architect Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that the interior fit out of the new five-story, 315,000 square foot Class A office building at 275 Wyman Street in Waltham, home to the North American headquarters (HQ) of global mass customization leader Cimpress, has earned LEED Platinum energy efficiency certification, the highest efficiency certification awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The interior fit out is one of 166 LEED Platinum certified projects in Massachusetts, of which only 31 projects are office or mixed-use/office space. The base 275 Wyman Street building, which opened in October 2015, received LEED Gold certification in May 2016. “When we decided to move to 275 Wyman Street, we were drawn to the sustainable and tenant-focused aspects of a Hobbs Brook Management property, and with MPA’s help, envisioned great potential for innovation in our workspace design,” said Albert Plans, senior director of corporate real estate at Cimpress. “The collaborative efforts of this dynamic project team and their steadfast commitment to achieving the highest level of LEED certification possible for the project, have rewarded us with a superbly designed, environmentally conscious workplace for our team members.”
Albert J. Welch Corporation has nearly fully excavated One Dalton’s deep foundation. A total of 70 vertical feet of soil will be excavated. Three levels of horizontal internal brace frames have been installed along One Dalton’s secant pile wall to support the excavated foundation. Per the official construction website, secant piles at One Dalton tie into bedrock over 160 feet below grade. As excavation draws to an end, structural pile caps and H-piles are visible at the base of the parking structure. Excavation will soon be followed by pouring of concrete mat slabs along the deep foundation, with superstructure steel and concrete construction commencing shortly thereafter. Per the official construction schedule, concrete work at One Dalton is anticipated to commence in October 2016. At street level, One Dalton’s tower crane is erected in anticipation of superstructure construction.
One Dalton will be a 61-story, 740 foot tall tower with a 215-room Four Seasons Hotel at its’ base and 180 luxury condominiums above. Two below-grade basement levels will be built underneath One Dalton; neither will contain parking. Hotel guests and residents at One Dalton will have access to parking in the existing Christian Science Plaza underground garage; a new access ramp will be constructed off of Clearway Street through One Dalton’s basement. The following are photographs of excavation underway at the One Dalton construction site:
The following are photographs of One Dalton's foundation support structure:
The following is a panoramic photograph of the base of One Dalton's foundation:
The following is a photograph of One Dalton's tower crane:
Excavation and foundation work underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
J. Derenzo Companies has nearly fully excavated the underground parking structure of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two, a six-story residential building located steps away from the Lechmere rapid transit station. A total of three levels of underground parking will be excavated. Sheet pile walls reinforced by horizontally-mounted large diameter round steel beams are being used to support the excavated garage. A reinforced concrete foundation is being poured vertically along the garage’s perimeter to support the building’s substructure. Approximately 285 residential rental apartments and 3,000 square feet of retail space will be constructed at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two. The following are photographs of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two:
The Eddy, opening September on the East Boston Waterfront, ready to welcome residents
The Eddy, a 16-story, $135 million mixed-use tower on the East Boston Waterfront, is ready to welcome its first residents this coming month. Visit the Eddy website for residential leasing information. The Eddy will feature 258 studio, one and two-bedroom residences with a ground-floor waterfront destination restaurant operated by Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly. State-of-the-art residential unit finishes are designed in keeping with the building’s waterfront location, with blue kitchen tiles, an open floor plan and oversized windows throughout. With sweeping harbor and skyline views from every corner, and a particularly breathtaking vista from the top-floor communal roof deck, The Eddy is a uniquely positioned offering that is sure to be a great place to call home.
Matt Edlen, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Gerding Edlen, sees being able to invite people to experience the East Boston neighborhood as “a tremendous opportunity.” In addition to “very cool, show-stopping” water views that will be “a huge part” of the Eddy resident experience, explains Edlen in an interview with BLDUP, East Boston is “contextually is not the same [experience] you would find in Back Bay or downtown,” with unique culture, art and food and an inherent sense of community. Kelly Saito, a Partner at Gerding Edlen, notes in an interview with BLDUP that while East Boston “seems distant across [Boston Harbor], it is actually really well connected.” With Downtown Boston one subway stop away, Saito notes, East Boston is a “very viable place to live for downtown workers” that is close to, but outside of, downtown and surrounded by water, parks and beaches. “The most unique thing about [The Eddy] is the views,” explains Saito, but “the biggest surprise will be its’ convenience.”
The following are photographs of views from The Eddy’s top-floor roof deck:
The following are photographs of the Eddy building:
The following are photographs of a unit at The Eddy:
The following are photographs of the pool deck at The Eddy:
The following are photographs of the Harborwalk and waterfront park at The Eddy:
Wynn Resorts acquires future casino service road from McDonald's for $1 million
Last Thursday (August 11th, 2016), Wynn Resorts acquired a 0.44-acre section of the 1.1-acre McDonald's restaurant property located at 128 Broadway next to the future Wynn Boston Harbor casino site for $1 million as recorded in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds. Wynn Resorts will construct a service road for the future casino across the section acquired. The existing single-story, 3,180 square foot McDonald's building will be demolished; McDonald's will build a new location on the 0.65-acre property section retained. Wynn Resorts also granted an easement to McDonalds last Thursday over and across the future service road to allow access and egress. The terms of the deed for Wynn Resorts' acquisition include a prohibition from establishing an eating establishment on the property for 20 years. Wynn Resorts acquired Parcel 1 and Lot 2 on the plan below; McDonald's retains ownership of the 0.65-acre Lot 3. The existing McDonald's building, located across Lot 2 and Lot 3, will be demolished.
128 Broadway site plan
The following is the deed for Wynn Resorts' acquisition of 0.44 acres at 128 Broadway:
The Boston Business Journal reports that electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors will open a new showroom on the ground floor of 888 Boylston. Tesla will reportedly relocate to 888 Boylston by the end of this year from its' existing Prudential Center showroom. 888 Boylston, a 17-story, 425,000 square foot office tower containing 365,000 square feet of office space and 60,000 square feet of retail, is approximately 80% pre-leased according to The Boston Globe. Committed office tenants include Natixis Global Asset Mangement, who will occupy approximately 128,000 square feet across five floors, as well as SSC Financial, private equity investment firm Abry Partners and hedge fund manager Bracebridge Capital according to an Office Insight Report by JLL. Under Armour will open a retail location on 888 Boylston's ground floor according to a Boston Herald report.
Orient Heights public housing overhaul approved for construction
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the overhaul of the existing Orient Heights public housing development, located in East Boston steps to the Suffolk Downs MBTA Blue Line station, for construction. A total of 51 new buildings ranging from two to five stories will be constructed including 373 public housing units, 42 market rate housing units and an 8,000 square foot community center and management office. All existing buildings on site will be demolished. Construction will last approximately eight years and is expected to commence this fall. More information about the Orient Heights Redevelopment Project is posted below.
Federal Realty acquires retail component of Partners HealthCare Assembly Row headquarters for over $25 million
This past Tuesday (August 9th, 2016), Partners HealthCare (Partners) transferred ownership of the 100,000 square foot ground-floor retail component of Partners' new 13-story, 825,000 square foot Assembly Row headquarters building to Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) for just over $25 million as recorded in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds; the exact sale price was $25,172,396. FRIT will manage the building's retail space. FRIT is the proponent of Somerville's $1.2 billion, 56-acre Assembly Row development project of which Partners' new headquarters building is a component. Approximately 400 Partners employees moved into the new headquarters this summer on June 13th, 2016. Partners' headquarters are located next to the Assembly Row station on the MBTA Orange Line with direct service to Downtown Boston. The following is the deed for the ownership transfer of Partners' headquarters' ground-floor retail component to Federal Realty:
In an official ceremony Thursday (August 4th, 2016), Wynn Resorts marked the start of construction at the $2.1 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino. Crews have been on site since last week making preparations for commencement of work. Construction officially kicked off with a celebratory blasting of airhorns led by Mayor Carlo DeMaria of Everett and Bob DeSalvio, Senior Vice President of Development at Wynn Resorts:
Wynn Boston Harbor will be a 3 million square foot five-star casino located on a 34-acre site along the Mystic River in Everett. The casino will feature a 210,000 square foot gaming facility with approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables. A 24-story, 350-foot tall curved glass tower will contain over 600 luxury hotel rooms. An underground parking garage with capacity for approximately 3,000 cars will be constructed on site. Wynn Boston Harbor will also include retail and restaurant space. A 24/7 public waterfront park, including a boat dock, with sweeping views of the Boston skyline will be constructed along the Mystic River. Renderings of Wynn Boston Harbor are posted above; the following is a photograph of the Boston skyline as seen from Wynn Boston Harbor:
View of Boston skyline from Wynn Boston Harbor
Chris Gordon, President of Wynn Design and Development in Massachusetts, gave a rundown of the Wynn Boston Harbor construction timeline during the ceremony; the casino is expected to open in June 2019. Soil excavation by J. Derenzo Companies and slurry wall construction for Wynn Boston Harbor's foundation by Treviicos is currently underway. A rail line located adjacent to the casino site will be used to remove soil from the Wynn Boston Harbor site. A deal for steel procurement will be signed this week; steel frame construction will begin by the end of this year with completion of framing by the end of 2017. By the end of 2018, the casino will be sealed and interior finish work will commence. The following are photographs of soil excavation and slurry wall construction underway, including detailed construction descriptions:
Soil excavation underway
Soil excavation underway
Freight train along rail line that will be used to remove soil
Excavators and slurry wall rigs at 34-acre Wynn Boston Harbor site
Slurry wall grab excavator used to excavate slurry wall trenches
Slurry wall rig with hydromill excavator used to excavate slurry wall trenches
Slurry wall rigs
Slurry wall steel reinforcement cages; these will be lowered into excavated slurry wall trenches, and concrete will be poured inside
Slurry wall steel reinforcement cages
Concrete is poured into a 100 foot deep steel reinforcement cage; the cage has been lowered into an excavated slurry wall trench
Per an Instagram post today by subcontractor Liberty Construction Services, the Wynn Boston Harbor construction crew was at work today pouring concrete for the casino's construction field office. The field office will serve as the base of operations throughout construction. The Boston Globe announced last Friday that construction of the casino would "commence immediately" following the State of Massachusetts' Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s denial of an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville that delayed the start of the project. The following is Liberty Construction Services' Instagram post:
Wynn Boston Harbor casino construction moving forward
The Boston Globe reports that Wynn Resorts will move forward with construction of the $2.1 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino. The State of Massachusetts' Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has denied an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville that delayed the start of the project. Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Boston Harbor, states that construction crews are being "readied and mobilized" and that "construction of Wynn Boston Harbor and the eventual hiring of 4,000 union workers will commence immediately" now that the state's license has been granted. As part of the license's conditions, Wynn Resorts will increase public open space at the casino site by approximately two acres, creating a total of 6.5 acres of open space. The Wynn Boston Harbor project is on schedule to open early 2019.
More information about Wynn Boston Harbor is posted below.
We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Serenity topping off ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Longwood Group on this important milestone. Serenity will further enliven Mission Hill with 195 new residential rental apartments and approximately 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. Serenity will be LEED Silver certified and is anticipated to open in Spring 2017. Greystar will be Serenity's property manager.
View of Serenity from Emerald Necklace (Courtesy Prellwitz Chilinski Associates/Longwood Group)
Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)
Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)
Prior to speeches, ceremony attendees were given the opportunity to sign the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.
Construction team members sign final steel beam
Signed final beam
Members of the Nader family of Longwood Group
Ceremony prior to speeches
Speakers at the Serenity topping-off ceremony included Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole, Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse, Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader, Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman and Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden.
Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole
Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse
Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader
Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman
Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden
Speeches were followed by the raising and installation of the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.
Construction workers prepare to raise the final steel beam
Final steel beam prior to raising
Raising of final steel beam
Raising of final steel beam
Installation of final steel beam
Installation of final steel beam
Installed final steel beam
Frame prior to final steel beam installation
A drone monitors final steel beam raising
Work will now commence upon installation of Serenity’s exterior and interior finishes. A construction elevator is being installed to lift workers, equipment and materials throughout Serenity’s frame. Framing for installation of insulation and moisture-resistant cladding is being installed along the frame's exterior.
View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue
Construction elevator installation underway
A worker installs framing along Serenity's frame's exterior
Construction materials staged inside Serenity's frame
Ashmont’s Treadmark by Trinity Financial officially breaks ground
We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Treadmark groundbreaking ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Trinity Financial on this important milestone. Treadmark will further enliven the Ashmont neighborhood of Dorchester with 83 new residential units, including 51 new affordable rental units and 32 ownership condominiums, as well as approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Treadmark's anchor retail tenant will be American Provisions, a South Boston-based specialty food retailer.
The following is a link to the official press release announcing Treadmark's groundbreaking. The following are the latest renderings of Treadmark, formerly known as Ashmont Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) 2. Treadmark's architect is The Architectural Team, and the building's interior designer is Taniya Nayak Design. Exterior rendering is by Neoscape.
Exterior (Courtesy The Architectural Team/Neoscape)
Lobby (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Living room (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Living room (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Bedroom (Courtesy Taniya Nayak Design)
Speakers at the Treadmark groundbreaking ceremony included Trinity Financial Senior Project Manager Mathieu Zahler, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts Senator Linda Dorcera Forry, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Craig Wagner, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation President and CEO Joe Flatley, Boston Private Senior Vice President Peter Hollands and Greater Ashmont Main Street Board President Philippe Saad.
Opening remarks by Trinity Financial Senior Project Manager Mathieu Zahler
RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Craig Wagner
Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation President and CEO Joe Flatley
Boston Private Senior Vice President Peter Hollands
Greater Ashmont Main Street Board President Philippe Saad
Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction site and a celebratory reception at Tavolo Risorante in Trinity Financial’s neighboring Carruth transit-oriented building.
Shovels ready to fly
Shovels prior to groundbreaking
Shovels after groundbreaking
The sales center for Treadmark’s 32 market-rate condominiums is now open in the Carruth building, and condominium pre-sales have begun. Visit LiveTreadmark.com for more information. A model unit has been installed at the sales center. After the ceremonial groundbreaking, Treadmark interior designer Taniya Nayak gave a tour of the model unit and finishes.
Taniya Nayak tours Treadmark model unit
Treadmark model unit
Treadmark model unit
Construction of Treadmark’s foundation is well underway, with concrete poured along a large vertical section fronting Fuller Street. At the Mercier Avenue end, a FlexiROC T40 tophammer drill rig is being used to assist with foundation excavation by breaking rock. A sheet pile wall is built along the building’s entire perimeter, and wooden shoring is installed to reinforce Treadmark’s foundation during construction. Steel and wood forms are being set up along the foundation’s base for concrete pouring.
Site view from Fuller Street
Completed concrete foundation section
Preparing a foundation section for concrete pouring
Exterior finish installation underway at Harvard Life Lab
The Harvard Life Lab is topped off, and windows are installed. Exterior finishes are now being installed along the building's exterior. The Harvard Life Lab, an affiliate of the Harvard Innovation Lab, is scheduled to open for the upcoming academic year and will nurture life science innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard University. Visit the Harvard Life Lab website for more information. The following is a progress photograph of the Harvard Life Lab, courtesy Gaston Electrical:
Foundation brace frames are installed, and soil excavation is underway at One Dalton, a 61-story, 699-foot tall tower under construction in the Back Bay that will be New England’s tallest residential structure. One Dalton will feature a Four Seasons Hotel with 211 rooms in addition to 188 upper-floor residential condominiums and ground-floor retail. The following is a rendering of One Dalton:
As soil is excavated, the completed concrete form of One Dalton’s deep foundation is being unveiled. A total of 70 vertical feet of soil will be excavated at One Dalton. Once all soil is excavated and remaining concrete is poured along the foundation and underground parking structure, One Dalton will be ready to rise.
Wynn Resorts acquires 1.5-acre LTI Limo headquarters, located across from Everett casino site, for $11.3 million
This past Thursday, June 30th, 2016, Wynn Resorts acquired the world headquarters facility of livery company LTI Worldwide Limousine (LTI), located in Everett across Route 99 from the future site of the Wynn Boston Harbor casino, for $11.3 million as recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds. The acquired LTI headquarters span two parcels totaling approximately 1.5 acres.
It has been previously reported that Wynn Resorts will acquire additional properties surrounding the casino site. Wynn Resorts expects to open the $2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino in May 2019 pending an official decision on an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville. The appeal decision is expected to be issued shortly, and the casino could break ground this month.
LTI's headquarters are located across two parcels, 16/24 Mystic Street and 35 Bow Street. The following is a locus map of the parcels:
Serenity’s concrete foundation is complete, and construction of the building’s steel frame is well underway. The construction team is using a tower crane to raise and install the frame’s structural elements. The section of Serenity bordering Jamaicaway has risen to the fifth floor, which will be the top floor for that section. Along South Huntington Avenue, frame construction will continue until the frame tops off at 15 stories tall. Serenity will be a 195-unit residential apartment tower with 2,100 square feet of retail.
Overhaul proposed for Orient Heights public housing
A project notification form has been filed with the Boston Redevelopment
Authority for the proposed overhaul of the Orient Heights public housing
development in East Boston. The proposed project would demolish all buildings
on site and construct 51 new buildings ranging from two to five
stories. Buildings would contain 373 public housing units and 42 market rate housing units. An 8,000 square foot community center and management office would also be built on site.
The project would be developed by Trinity Financial in collaboration with the East Boston Community Development Corporation and the Boston Housing Authority. The project would be constructed in four phases. The development team expects to
commence construction of the first phase this fall. Expected completion of the final phase is
J. Derenzo Companies breaks ground on NorthPoint’s next residential development
J. Derenzo Companies has broken ground on Phase Two of the Avalon NorthPoint residential development project and is excavating the project’s foundation and underground parking structure. Two new buildings will be built as part of Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two containing approximately 285 residential units and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
J. Derenzo Companies excavates Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two's foundation and underground parking structure
J. Derenzo Companies excavators at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Excavation at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Driving of sheet piles is underway along the foundation to construct the sheet pile wall. The wall will reinforce Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two’s foundation and three-level underground parking structure.
Sheet piles being driven along Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two's foundation
Allied Pile Driving, Inc. driving sheet piles at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Sheet piles driven at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
Driving of sheet piles underway at Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two
NorthPoint master developer DivcoWest acquired the 42-acre master-planned NorthPoint site for $300 million in August 2015. Upon completion, NorthPoint will contain a mix of residential and commercial uses located near Downtown Boston and Kendall Square. A new 355-unit residential apartment tower at NorthPoint, Twenty|20, opened in summer 2015.
Locus map of NorthPoint site
Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two is being developed in partnership with AvalonBay Communities and The McKinnon Company. AvalonBay Communities is building a 38-story mixed-use tower, Avalon North Station, across the Charles River from NorthPoint. Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two is located across from both the existing Lechmere rapid transit station and the new relocated Lechmere station planned as part of the Green Line Extension project.
Rendering of future Lechmere station with Avalon North Point (white buildings) and the NorthPoint site in the background
More information about Avalon NorthPoint Phase Two is posted below.
Demolition of the original Anthony’s Pier Four restaurant building commenced Tuesday. A new waterfront park will be constructed at the building’s former location. The following are photographs of the demolition taken Thursday:
The following are photographs of the demolition taken Tuesday:
The slurry wall foundation for the two new Pier Four buildings is currently being excavated:
Reinforcement cages are being lowered into the excavated slurry wall trenches. Concrete will soon be poured into the reinforcement cages to complete the slurry wall foundation:
New Pier Four renderings, Anthony's restaurant demolition next week
The Boston Herald reports new renderings have been released for the under-construction Pier Four project in Boston's Seaport District. The project will consist of a 13-story office building (Phase Two) and a 100-unit, nine-story luxury condominium building (Phase Three). The following are the latest renderings:
The Boston Herald also reports that the existing Anthony's Pier Four restaurant building on site will be demolished next week. A waterfront park and plaza will be built at the restaurant's current location.
More information about the Pier Four project is posted below.
The tower crane is down at 30 Dalton as the start of leasing nears. The building's facade is nearly complete; work continues on interior spaces. Leasing at 30 Dalton, coordinated by Bozzuto, will commence in summer 2016.
30 Dalton promises to be a great place to live. The building will feature distinctive views of the Boston skyline and is located convenient to the Back Bay's many dining and entertainment options. 30 Dalton is also located a short walk to office space at 888 Boylston Street and other office towers. 30 Dalton is perfectly positioned for a walkable urban lifestyle!
The tower crane is down at 888 Boylston Street as the building nears completion. The building's glass facade, a distinguishing feature along Boylston Street, is nearly complete. 888 Boylston Street is prominently visible from Commonwealth Avenue Mall and other Back Bay landmarks. Work is moving forward on the building's interior targeting a summer 2016 completion date. The new entrance to the Prudential Center shopping mall, built as part of the 888 Boylston Street project, is now open to the public.
The Harvard Life Lab will empower science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) innovation, building upon the success of the existing Harvard Innovation Lab by nurturing life science startups. The lab will also sponsor STEM workshops for local residents and contribute funds towards the purchase of Chromebook laptops for Allston-Brighton public school students.
Slurry wall foundation construction is beginning at Pier Four Phases Two and Three. Preparation for demolition of the former Anthony's Pier Four building on the Pier Four Phases Two and Three site has also begun.
Excavation of the Phase Two office building's foundation and construction of the building's slurry wall is expected to take approximately eight months. Afterwards, the office building's mat foundation will be poured, a process that will last under a month.
Pile driving is complete at 121 Seaport, and concrete has been poured on pile caps. Excavation and construction of 121 Seaport's foundation continue in addition to reinforcement installation along the MBTA Silver Line tunnel, which runs underneath the project site. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
January 15, 2016
Pile driving is in progress at 121 Seaport, and excavation of 121 Seaport's foundation has begun. Reinforcements are being installed along the unearthed roof of the MBTA Silver Line tunnel. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
Construction of 50 Liberty's slurry wall foundation is nearly complete. Final excavations are taking place, and concrete for the mat foundation is beginning to be poured. We are excited to watch 50 Liberty's frame begin to rise! New photographs of 50 Liberty are posted above.
Excavation and foundation work underway at Serenity
J. Derenzo Companies is at work performing excavation and foundation work to prepare the Serenity site for tower construction. Much of the tower's foundation has already been excavated; S&F Concrete is pouring concrete along the excavated foundation. Suffolk Construction is managing Serenity's construction. Serenity will feature 195 apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space in the heart of Mission Hill along the Emerald Necklace park.
View of Serenity construction site
View of foundation construction and concrete pouring underway
Wynn Resorts is reportedly putting groundbreaking on hold for the Wynn Everett Casino following an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville. The project had been scheduled to break ground in April 2016. Initial site preparation and decontamination work began in September 2015. Suffolk Construction is the project's construction manager.
Ten New's facade is just about complete. Interior work continues to progress on the 16-story building's apartments, resident amenities and ground-floor commercial space. Located on Boston Harbor, Ten New residents will enjoy sweeping views of the downtown Boston skyline. Ten New's ground floor is anticipated to house a waterfront restaurant.
Trinity Financial files Letter of Intent to redevelop Orient Heights public housing
Developer Trinity Financial has filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. Construction would begin in fall 2016 pending Boston Redevelopment Authority approval. The following is a link to the Letter of Intent.
Harvard University proposes to build new Life Lab in Allston
Harvard University is proposing to build a 15,000 square foot interim facility for a new Life Lab that will help foster scientific innovation and grow Harvard's startup community. The project would be located in Allston and is under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Project details are posted below.
With pile driving completed, foundation work is moving forward at 50 Liberty in Boston's Seaport District! A. A. Will Corporation is hard at work digging 50 Liberty's future foundation and underground parking structure. We can't wait to watch the impending concrete pour!
January 15, 2016
Pile driving is complete at 50 Liberty, and excavation of the building's slurry wall foundation is beginning.
Initial site work has begun at Pier Four Phases Two and Three in Boston's Seaport District! The construction team is getting ready to break ground on a 373,000 square foot office building (Phase Two) and 100 luxurious waterfront condominiums (Phase Three). A. A. Will Corporation is performing initial earthwork in preparation for foundation construction. Electric contractor John A. Penney Company is installing an electrical system that will be used to power the busy construction site. Turner Construction Company is Pier Four Phases Two and Three's construction manager. Expected completion of Phase Two is in 2017, with Phase Three following in 2018.
Below is a video showing work taking place at Pier Four Phases Two and Three in Boston's Seaport District:
The Element Hotel opened for business on January 14th! The aLoft will follow shortly, opening on February 4th. We stopped by the completed buildings, both of which have distinctive finishes that bring a creative presence to developing D Street, located at the heart of Boston's innovative Seaport District, and invite passersby to stop and take a look. Ground-floor retail spaces at the aLoft and Element Hotels are now leasing, a great opportunity for retailers to become a part of one of Boston's hottest real estate markets. View our new photographs of the completed aLoft and Element Hotels, posted above.
Deep foundation construction underway at One Dalton
Construction of One Dalton's deep foundation is underway. Piles are being driven ranging from 65 to over 160 feet below grade to provide structural support. The building's slurry wall is also under construction.
View from Dalton Street
View from Dalton Street
Apr 6, 2015
Initial foundation work underway at One Dalton
Initial foundation work is underway at One Dalton. Construction fencing has been installed, and slurry wall pre-trenching is underway. Foundation excavation and slurry wall construction will soon commence.
Skanska is hard at work preparing the 121 Seaport site for construction! When complete, 121 Seaport promises to be "a workplace built on human-centered design," an inspiring layout that will undoubtedly inspire future tenants to "think forward, work forward [and] more forward" together. The Boston Globe's Tim Logan reports that there is strong interest amongst potential office tenants in leasing space at 121 Seaport. The following are photographs of 121 Seaport:
We stopped by the 6-26 New Street, since officially named Ten New, construction site and were excited to see that installation of finishes had progressed significantly! We were able to gain a closeup view of the finishes as they were delivered on street level; see our photographs above. Ten New was officially topped off on Friday, November 13th; congrats to Gerding Edlen, Suffolk Construction and all involved!
We stopped by 6-26 New Street last week and were thoroughly impressed. The building has grown significantly and appears just about ready to top off. Finishes and windows are also beginning to be installed on the building's ground floors. With its added height, 6-26 New Street is now visible from all around, throughout East Boston as well as from downtown Boston.
Start of construction imminent at 105A South Huntington
Start of construction at 105A South Huntington appears imminent as the project's official status was changed yesterday, 10/23/2015, to "Under Construction" on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)'s website. The status change is shown on the BRA's project page for 105A South Huntington.
We recently stopped by the aLoft and Element hotels under construction in Boston's Seaport District. The buildings appear to be nearing completion. Check out our construction site photography and learn more about the hotels here on BLDUP.com.
We stopped by 6-26 New Street recently. Construction appeared to be actively progressing. At the time, demolition of the structurally unsound nine-story building was not yet approved. (The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the new development plans on April 16th, 2015.) The tallest building shown on site is the nine-story building that would have been renovated along with a seven-story height addition. Both buildings shown in our site photos will now be demolished, and new ones will be built in their stead.
On March 10th, 2015, Ashmont TOD2 was approved by the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals. Ashmont TOD2 was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on February 26th, 2015 and will be built on the site of the existing Ashmont Tire facility. Ashmont Tire is located across Dorchester Avenue from the Ashmont MBTA Red Line station in Dorchester's Ashmont neighborhood. Having received all necessary approvals, Ashmont TOD2 is now ready to move forward with construction.
The following are photographs of Ashmont Tire:
Ashmont Tire at Fuller Street
Ashmont Tire along Dorchester Avenue
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