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Leading East Coast construction firm with a diverse profile consisting of many prominent building projects.

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345 Harrison
- Dec 31, 2017

CVS Pharmacy coming to ground floor of 345 Harrison development across from Ink Block in South End


CVS Pharmacy will reportedly open a 10,000-square-foot store within the 40,000-square-foot retail component of 345 Harrison, a nearly-complete mixed-use development opening early 2018 across from Ink Block in the South End. Per an update by The Boston Sun, the CVS lease is finalized, and developer UDR is also in discussions with retail tenants including a bar and restaurant concept. UDR is also considering opening a dog day care at 345 Harrison given neighborhood demand. 345 Harrison will feature 585 luxurious apartment residences with amenities including a 13th floor Sky Lounge with an indoor lounge and outdoor roof deck, an outdoor, resort-style rooftop pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room.


Emmanuel College New Julie Hall
- Dec 31, 2017

New Emmanuel College residential tower in Fenway tops off, exterior finishing underway


Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall on-campus residential tower, located in the heart of the Fenway neighborhood, has topped off at 19 stories tall, and finishing of the building’s exterior facade is underway. The facade has been fully sheathed and fireproofed, and nearly all windows have been installed. Brick exterior finishes have been installed along the tower’s base, and will be installed along upper floors in the coming weeks. Within sealed floors of the tower, framing of individual units and amenities spaces is underway, in addition to installation of finishes.


New Julie Hall is expected to open in Fall 2018 and will feature nearly 700 beds for Emmanuel College students. With the new building, the school will be able to house 84% of its’ student body on campus, up from 73% previously, allowing 11% more students to live on campus. Amenities at the building will include lounges and top-floor function space overlooking the Emerald Necklace and Boston skyline. The following are photographs of Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall:


Emmanuel College New Julie Hall Photos


Pierce Boston
- Dec 24, 2017

Pierce Boston nears February 2018 opening, finishing touches underway


Finishing touches to the interior and exterior of Pierce Boston, the new 30-story luxury tower located at the gateway to the booming Fenway neighborhood, are underway in advance of the tower’s scheduled opening in just over a month. The tower’s striking glass facade is essentially complete, and luxurious finishes have been almost fully installed throughout apartments, condominiums and amenity spaces. Pierce Boston features 109 condominiums and 240 apartments available for sale and lease, respectively. Apartments are located across floors three through 18 of Pierce Boston, and condominiums are located across floors 19 through 29. The tower’s 30th floor features a Levity Lounge exclusive to condominium owners featuring a library, a fitness center, a private dining room and the highest situated outdoor pool in the City of Boston. Across the tower’s first two floors will be 30,000 square feet of exclusive retail. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:


Pierce Boston Photos


The Auerbach Center
- Dec 18, 2017

Mass Innovation Labs leases space at Boston Landing’s Auerbach Center


Leading biopharmaceutical industry accelerated commercialization program Mass Innovation Labs has announced it will lease 84,000 square feet at The Auerbach Center, a 160,000-square-foot mixed-use building coming to the 15-acre Boston Landing development in Brighton. Mass Innovation Labs will open its’ new two-level space, which will be aimed at accommodating cutting-edge biotech and technology companies looking for tailored space and operating programs, in June 2018. The company opened its’ first biotech incubator at 675 West Kendall Street in Kendall Square and recently leased 52,000 additional square feet at 21 Erie Street in Cambridge, which will open in May 2018, for a second biotech-geared space


The Boston Landing space marks Mass Innovation Labs’ first foray into helping grow technology and engineering companies. “We are thrilled to extend our expertise to the technology industry, and the Boston Landing location is an ideal synergy of companies that create breakthrough products, services and technologies,” said Amrit Chaudhuri, CEO and co-founder of Mass Innovation Labs, in a prepared statement. “Through our Cambridge location, we have demonstrated that we know how to provide the right support for businesses to help them achieve success quickly. We’re excited to bring our proven model to the Boston Landing ecosystem to support technology companies as they design and develop tomorrow’s new solutions.”


Mass Innovation Labs follows recent leases at Boston Landing including life science companies Proteostasis Therapeutics and Roche Diagnostics Operations, who have taken approximately 29,000 square feet each at nearby 80 Guest Street, and Bose Corporation, who has leased 98,000 square feet at 80 Guest Street. Both 80 Guest Street and The Auerbach Center were built on spec and are now nearly 100%-leased. “We are excited to be welcoming Mass Innovation Labs to the Boston Landing campus,” said Jim Halliday, Managing Director for Boston Landing developer New Balance Development Group, in a prepared statement. “The addition of Mass Innovation Labs to provide an environment for technology companies to thrive in order to perform research and develop their technology advancements is at the heart of the innovational and entrepreneurial spirit of Boston Landing, its project sponsor, New Balance, and the other likeminded tenants calling Boston Landing home.”


The Auerbach Center will feature 85,000 square feet of Class A office and laboratory space, in addition to the Boston Celtics’ new 71,000 square foot basketball practice facility and 5,700 square feet of retail. Upon completion, the Boston Landing will feature three office and laboratory buildings, 80,000 square feet of retail, a 175-key hotel, a 295-unit residential apartment building, Warrior Ice Arena, The Auerbach Center, a track and field sports center, a commuter rail station and 1.4 acres of landscaped open space.


Alewife Research Center
- Dec 10, 2017

Alewife Research Center, West Cambridge's latest spec lab building, tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held last Friday (December 8th) for Alewife Research Center, a 223,000-square-foot speculative lab building under construction across from the Alewife transit station in West Cambridge. With structural framing complete and concrete floor pouring nearing completion, installation of floor-to-ceiling glass and exterior finish panels along the building's facade will soon commence. Completion of Alewife Research Center is expected in 2018, with space now available for lease.


Lab space in West Cambridge has become increasingly desirable in recent years, with an average asking rate of over $55 per square foot and vacancy of just 3% (under 20,000 square feet) per Lincoln Property Company's Q3 2017 Cambridge Lab and Office Market report. West Cambridge still presents a bargain relative to Mid-Cambridge and East Cambridge, where lab rents average nearly $77 and $76 per square foot, respectively. The following are photographs from the Alewife Research Center topping-off ceremony:



Fenway Center
- Dec 10, 2017

Fenway Center secures ground lease and construction financing, groundbreaking planned mid-January


Fenway Center joint venture partners Gerding Edlen, TH Real Estate and Meredith Management have signed a $21 million long-term ground lease with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for Phase I of the project and secured over $136.5 million in construction financing through The Union Labor Life Insurance Company, allowing construction of the project to begin after years of delays. Construction of the $240 million Phase I is scheduled to begin immediately, with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for mid-January. Starting the week of Monday December 11th, logistics for Phase I’s construction will begin to be put in place on site.


Phase I of Fenway Center will take two years to construct, with completion expected in early 2020. Phase I will feature two buildings with 312 apartments, 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 200 underground parking spaces. A 12,000-square-foot air rights deck and landscaped pedestrian walkway will also be constructed over Yawkey Station as part of the project.


Fenway Center’s much-anticipated groundbreaking represents the culmination of years of work. The project was first proposed in 2002 by Meredith Management. “We are very pleased that this important project for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston will finally be realized,” said Kelly Saito, a Partner at Gerding Edlen, in a prepared statement. “Fenway Center’s phenomenal location, the vibrancy of the surrounding neighborhood and the continued demand for housing in the Boston market make this a great time to start construction.” “It is extremely gratifying to achieve this milestone for the project,” said co-developer John Rosenthal of Meredith Management in a prepared statement. “I could not have asked for better partners than Gerding Edlen and TH Real Estate to bring Fenway Center to life.” “Boston is thriving and remains a target for institutional investors around the globe,” said Pamela West, TH Real Estate’s Regional Head of Multifamily Transactions, Northeast, in a prepared statement. “The city’s live/work environment has attracted companies from the suburbs and increased demand for housing and mixed-use properties, and we are pleased to join our partners on this project.”


Upon full completion, Fenway Center will represent a $600 million investment in the Fenway neighborhood, generating $5.7 million in property taxes per year. The project will feature a total of approximately 550 residential units, 160,000 square feet of office space and over 50,000 square feet of retail, in addition to over 30,000 square feet of park and green space. Discussions are ongoing between Fenway Center's developers and MassDOT regarding the lease agreement for Phase II of the project. The developers are required to close the Phase II lease by December 2020.


150 Seaport
- Nov 30, 2017

150 Seaport waterfront condominium developer paying nearly $2 million for sliver of Seaport sidewalk


Cronin Holdings has reached an agreement with the City of Boston to buy 3,290 square feet of Seaport District sidewalk adjacent to 150 Seaport Boulevard, a site which Cronin will develop into a $260 million, 22-story, 124-unit luxury condominium tower, for $1.95 million. The sale will amount to about $593 per square foot, a far cry from the land’s original appraisal of $55,000. The site was ultimately reappraised based upon its’ value to Cronin’s project, as opposed to comparisons to similar unusable lots across Boston. The 3,290-square-foot site will give Cronin the space needed to construct the 283,700-square-foot tower; Cronin will pay the City for the site over 10 years with interest. Pending State environmental approvals and resolution of a lawsuit filed by the Conservation Law Foundation regarding public access to the waterfront, Cronin plans to break ground on 150 Seaport in Fall 2018.


Proto
- Nov 29, 2017

22-story Proto apartment tower, opening Summer 2018 in Kendall Square, tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held today for Proto, a 22-story tower featuring approximately 280 apartment residences located in the heart of Kendall Square. The tower has now reached its’ full height, with structural concrete pouring and steel construction complete. Exterior finish panels and windows have been nearly fully installed along Proto’s facade, and interior fit out has begun. Leasing of apartments at Proto will commence January 2018, with the tower expected to open Summer 2018. Proto, located at 88 Ames Street steps from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), multiple leading biotechnology companies and major employers such as Facebook and Google, will contain apartments ranging from micro units to two-bedrooms, with 36 designated affordable. 16,000 square feet of retail will be located along the tower’s ground floor. The following is a photograph of Proto:



The Hub on Causeway
- Nov 17, 2017

Rapid7 to anchor Hub on Causeway Phase I


Leading cybersecurity and IT operations analytics solution provider Rapid7 has announced it will relocate its global headquarters from 100 Summer Street in the Financial District to the first phase of the 1.87-million-square-foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle. Rapid7 will occupy 147,000 square feet at The Hub on Causeway, also relocating its’ Cambridge team at 1 Main Street. Rapid7 expects to move to The Hub on Causeway in the second half of 2019, following the first phase’s completion in late 2018. Rapid7 will be the first phase’s anchor tenant; a total of 175,000 square feet of creative office space will be built as part of the first phase, in addition to 210,000 square feet of multi-level retail/restaurant space and 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space. Future phases of The Hub on Causeway call for a 38-story residential tower with approximately 440 units, a 10-story citizenM hotel tower with approximately 260 rooms and a 21-story office tower totaling approximately 525,000 square feet.


Rapid7 is the latest addition to the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood’s growing technology presence. “We believe that The Hub will allow us to capitalize on the momentum we’ve built as a leading global technology company and expect to see increased productivity through the joining of our Boston-area offices,” said Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7, in a prepared statement. “We believe The Hub will offer us the room we need to grow and help spur a new innovation center in Boston amid the escalating costs of the Seaport and Cambridge. For us, the decision to move our headquarters is about creating a phenomenal work experience for our Boston-area employees while continuing to invest in the Boston community and the exceptional talent pool it develops.” Rapid7 employs over 1,000 people globally, with nearly 500 Boston-area employees.


345 Harrison
- Nov 13, 2017

Interior renderings of 345 Harrison luxury apartments in South End, opening early 2018, revealed


Developer UDR has revealed renderings of residences and amenity spaces at 345 Harrison, a new 585-unit South End luxury apartment community with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail slated to open in early 2018. 345 Harrison will offer residents exclusive amenities including a 13th floor Sky Lounge with sweeping views of the Boston skyline featuring an indoor lounge and an outdoor roof deck with a fireplace and sweeping views; an outdoor, resort-style rooftop pool; and a 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room. Residences at 345 Harrison will feature custom finishes with “sleek, contemporary designs and cinematic views” per UDR. The latest renderings of 345 Harrison are posted above.


80 Guest Street
- Nov 06, 2017

Bose leases space at Boston Landing’s 80 Guest Street spec office building


Audio equipment leader Bose Corporation has leased 98,000 square feet at the 80 Guest Street spec office building at the Boston Landing development in Brighton, bringing the building to nearly 100%-leased. Bose, headquartered in Framingham, MA, will open its’ Boston office in Summer 2018. “We are excited to welcome Bose, a global company that is headquartered locally and recognized for their technology and innovation, to Boston Landing,” said Jim Halliday, Managing Director at Boston Landing developer NB Development Group, in a prepared statement. “The Bose transaction brings our 80 Guest Street property to near 100% leased and puts its imprint on the transformative nature and innovative spirit that is Boston Landing as the western gateway into Boston.” McCall & Almy represented Bose in the transaction, with Transwestern representing NB Development Group.


Bose’s lease follows life science companies Proteostasis Therapeutics and Roche Diagnostics Operations’ leases of approximately 29,000 square feet each at 80 Guest Street in September 2017. Both companies will take occupancy of their spaces during the first half of 2018. 80 Guest Street is a 10-story, 486,000-square-foot building featuring 230,000 square feet of office and laboratory space space, 12,000 square feet of retail, three levels of parking and the 55,000-square-foot Warrior Ice Arena, home of the official practice facility of the Boston Bruins. Upon completion, the 15.2-acre Boston Landing development will feature three office and laboratory buildings, 80,000 square feet of retail, a 175-key hotel, a 295-unit residential apartment building, Warrior Ice Arena, The Auerbach Center (future basketball practice facility of The Boston Celtics), a track and field sports center, a commuter rail station and 1.4 acres of landscaped open space.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Oct 26, 2017

Boston’s newest luxury nightclubs open at The Benjamin in Seaport District


The Grand and Scorpion Bar, two exciting new nightclubs spearheaded by local nightlife venue proponent Big Night Entertainment Group, have opened on the ground floor of The Benjamin new-construction apartments in the Seaport District, the latest development in the Seaport’s transformation into Boston’s hottest nightlife destination. The Grand opened Wednesday night with a sold-out show headlined by EDM artist Hardwell, and will host two more opening shows Friday and Sunday nights featuring R3HAB and Steve Aoki, respectively. Scorpion Bar will host its’ opening party tonight, featuring former Kiss 108 radio personality DJ Costa.


The Grand meshes glamour, sophistication and high energy, featuring an expansive dance floor, an open glass staircase, custom marble tables, hand-blown glass chandeliers and a 70-foot LED wall. The club will provide a full VIP experience, with stadium VIP bottle seating and VIP bars. The Grand will operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 10 PM to 2 AM, and will be available for events all week long. Scorpion Bar will be a unique blend of a traditional Mexican tequila cantina and a rock bar, with a Mexican-inspired food and cocktail menu including over 100 tequilas and scorpion dancing. The venue will be open daily from 12 PM to 10 PM, with the bar open Sunday to Wednesday from 12 PM to 12 AM and Thursday to Saturday from 12 PM to 2 AM.


Big Night Entertainment Group, proponent of The Grand and Scorpion Bar, also owns and operates nightlife venue Empire Restaurant & Lounge across from The Benjamin on the ground floor of One Marina Park Drive, and will open a new venue in the first phase of The Hub on Causeway in Bulfinch Triangle, which is on schedule for completion in late 2018. The Grand and Scorpion Bar help fill the void left in Boston’s club scene by the closing of Big Night Entertainment Group’s The Estate, a mega-nightclub located in the Theater District, in 2015. Other retail now open at The Benjamin and its’ sister building VIA’s 250,000 square feet of retail includes fitness center Equinox, Seaport Barbers and men’s clothing store Bonobos. A third nightlife venue, Kings Dining & Entertainment, will open on the ground floor of VIA this coming Monday, October 30th. The two buildings feature a total of 832 luxury apartment residences. The following is a rendering of The Grand and Scorpion Bar at The Benjamin:


The Grand and Scorpion Bar


Pierce Boston
- Sep 28, 2017

Pierce Boston condos in Fenway 60%-sold, apartment rents revealed


The 30-story Pierce Boston mixed-use tower’s 109 condominiums are 60%-sold, and leasing of the tower’s 240 apartments has now begun in advance of Pierce Boston’s opening in early 2018. Rents for studio apartments start at over $2,900 per month, one-bedrooms start at over $3,000 per month, two-bedrooms start at $4,600 per month and three-bedrooms start at over $7,000 per month. Apartments are located across floors three through 18 of Pierce Boston, and condominiums are located across floors 19 through 29. On Pierce Boston’s 30th floor is a Levity Lounge featuring a pool, a library, a fitness center and a private dining room exclusive to condominium owners. Across the tower’s first two floors will be 30,000 square feet of exclusive retail.


80 Guest Street
- Sep 27, 2017

80 Guest Street spec office building at Boston Landing lands two life science tenants, reaching 40%-leased


Life science companies Proteostasis Therapeutics and Roche Diagnostics Operations have each leased approximately 29,000 square feet at Boston Landing’s newly built 80 Guest Street speculative office development, which is now 40%-leased. Both companies will take occupancy of their spaces during the first half of 2018. Transwestern represented Proteostatis in its’ lease, and Cushman & Wakefield represented Roche. NB Development Group represented themselves in both leases. Proteostatis is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery of groundbreaking therapies to treat cystic fibrosis and other diseases caused by dysfunctional protein processing. Roche specializes in truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system, and is also a leader in vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and diabetes management.


“We are excited to continue the transformation of Boston Landing with the addition of both Roche Diagnostics and Proteostasis Therapeutics as both are engaged in important and innovative discoveries centered around health & wellness,” said Jim Halliday, Managing Director of NB Development Group, in a prepared statement. “The work and values of both these companies align well with enhancing the innovation and health & wellness spirit already entrenched with the presence of New Balance, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics, as well as the investment made by John Hancock in the residential project at Boston Landing. With the growth in life-science activity within the Cambridge-Boston market, at Boston Landing we look forward to continuing our inroads in attracting other innovative life-sciences and other R&D tech minded industries to the Boston Landing campus.”


80 Guest Street is a 10-story 486,000-square-foot building featuring 230,000 square feet of office and laboratory space space, 12,000 square feet of retail, three levels of parking and the 55,000-square-foot Warrior Ice Arena, home of the official practice facility of the Boston Bruins. Upon completion, the 15.2-acre Boston Landing development will feature three office and laboratory buildings, 80,000 square feet of retail, a 175-key hotel, a 295-unit residential apartment building, Warrior Ice Arena, The Auerbach Center (future basketball practice facility of The Boston Celtics), a track and field sports center, a commuter rail station and 1.4 acres of landscaped open space.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Sep 20, 2017

Treviicos constructs slurry wall foundation of The Benjamin & VIA, newly opened Seaport District landmark development


Locally-based ground improvement expert Treviicos played an instrumental part in the recent completion of The Benjamin & VIA, two exclusive mixed-use towers in Boston's Seaport District featuring 832 modern apartment residences and 250,000 square feet of retail, constructing the building’s below-grade slurry wall foundation. Treviicos constructed a 1,552-foot-long, 86,500-square-foot reinforced concrete slurry wall along The Benjamin & VIA’s perimeter, which serves as the development’s foundation wall. The Benjamin & VIA’s location just steps from Boston Harbor presented significant geotechnical challenges, including persistent groundwater presence and unstable soil conditions, that Treviicos was able to expertly navigate, constructing a strong, 30-foot-thick wall using over 800 tons of steel, 8,800 cubic yards of concrete and 1,000 embedded steel plates connected with beams and girders in order to provide structural support.


The Benjamin & VIA’s slurry wall consists of 72 concrete panels and has an average depth of 55 feet, enclosing three below-grade parking levels containing 775 vehicle spaces that are now open to both building residents and the public. Apartment move-ins at The Benjamin & VIA began this summer, and multiple retailers will open this Fall, starting with an Equinox fitness center due to open October 17th. The latest information about The Benjamin & VIA apartments and retail is posted above. The following are photographs of Treviicos at work at The Benjamin & VIA:


Treviicos Benjamin & VIA


Life Time Center
- Sep 15, 2017

Newly opened Life Time Center wellness-oriented development in Chestnut Hill now 100%-leased


The 286,000-square-foot Life Time Center health, wellness and medical development in Chestnut Hill, which opened in June, is now 100%-leased with Newton-Wellesley Hospital's lease of 6,185 square feet. Newton-Wellesley Hospital joins tenants Life Time Athletic, who opened a 129,000-square-foot fitness center at Life Time Center in June, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who will open a 140,000-square-feet medical care facility at Life Time Center in late 2019. “We are thrilled to have Newton-Wellesley Hospital select Life Time Center,” said Michael Wilcox, Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing at Life Time Center developer The Bulfinch Companies, in a prepared statement. “Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s lease reinforces our vision of establishing the premier medical and wellness facility in Greater Boston.” Life Time Center is prominently situated on Route 9, a short drive or transit ride to the Longwood Medical Area and Downtown Boston. The building features large efficient floor plates, a sunlit atrium and over 1,000 garage parking spaces. Private shuttle service is provided to the Chestnut Hill MBTA Green Line station.


100 Binney
- Sep 06, 2017

New 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square now fully leased


Ahead of construction completion this Fall, Alexandria Real Estate Equities has fully leased the 431,500-square-foot 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square. In addition to anchor tenant Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased 208,000 square feet across floors one to five, and Facebook, who has leased 129,636 square feet across the building's top three floors, venture-backed biotech startups Foghorn Therapeutics, Sigilon Therapeutics, Tango Therapeutics and TCR2 Therapeutics will each lease approximately 22,000 square feet at 100 Binney. Alexandria will now shift its' focus towards pre-leasing its' new 172,500-square-foot 399 Binney Street speculative lab and office building in Kendall Square; with foundation construction now underway, 399 Binney Street is expected to open in late Fall 2018.


Omni Hotel Seaport
- Sep 03, 2017

Omni Hotel Seaport proponents kick off city review process, Q3 2018 groundbreaking anticipated


The Davis Companies and Omni Hotel Management Corporation, developers of an upcoming 1,054-key luxury hotel located on a 2.1-acre Massport-owned parcel across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in the Seaport District, have filed plans for the project with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), kicking off the hotel’s city review process. Though projects constructed on Massport-owned land are exempt from the City of Boston’s Zoning Code, both Massport and the proponents have agreed that the project will voluntarily undergo city review.


The Omni Hotel will feature amenities including 120,000 square feet of meeting and event space with two large 25,000 square foot and 15,500 square foot ballrooms, 40,000 square feet of retail space, an 8,500 square foot spa and fitness center and a rooftop pool. The hotel could also feature an above-ground skating rink. The Omni Hotel will provide the Seaport District and the BCEC with much-needed hotel rooms; per a report released by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) in 2016, the BCEC has the fewest hotel rooms available within walking distance in comparison to convention centers in major US cities. Meanwhile, in 2016, Boston placed among the cities with the highest hotel rates in the country. Construction of the Omni Hotel is anticipated to commence in the third quarter of 2018, with completion expected in 2021.


100 Binney
- Aug 30, 2017

Facebook leasing top three floors of new 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square


Facebook has reportedly leased the top three floors of the newly built 10-story 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square, amounting to 129,636 square feet. Facebook will open a new office at 100 Binney in 2018 with capacity for up to 650 employees. The company will hire more than 500 new employees, becoming one of Cambridge’s largest employers. Facebook currently occupies an 18,500-square-foot office at One Broadway in Kendall Square, with capacity for up to 150 employees.


Per a Boston Globe report, Facebook’s new office will focus on providing mobile and data center support to Facebook’s 2 billion users, as well as serve as a hub for machine learning. The office will also focus upon building more efficient networks with telecom companies and partnering with hardware manufacturers for new product development. A new Connectivity Lab striving to provide internet and technology access to the 4 billion people worldwide who lack internet access will also be located at the office.


Facebook will share 100 Binney with global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased approximately 208,000 square feet across floors one through five through at least 2030. A total of 300 employees will work at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new office. Just floors six and seven remain for lease at 100 Binney, amounting to approximately 80,000 square feet. 100 Binney totals approximately 431,500 rentable square feet and is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year.


Proto
- Aug 29, 2017

Concrete superstructure of 88 Ames tower in Kendall Square over halfway poured, exterior finish installation underway


The 22-story concrete superstructure of 88 Ames Street, a mixed-use tower under construction in Kendall Square, is over halfway to its full height, with 12 full floors poured. The building’s elevator core has reached the 13th floor, and metal anchors are being placed along the 13th floor’s base in order to pour the base slab. 88 Ames Street will top off in the coming months, with completion expected next year. The building's first gray and white exterior finish panels have been installed up to the sixth floor.


88 Ames Street will feature 280 apartment residences and 16,000 square feet of retail located steps from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Kendall Square’s multiple centers of employment, restaurants and retail options. The following is an aerial photograph of 88 Ames Street, courtesy Boston Properties:


88 Ames Street (Courtesy Boston Properties)


The Auerbach Center
- Aug 24, 2017

Topping off ceremony held for The Auerbach Center, future Boston Celtics practice facility at Boston Landing


A topping off ceremony was held Wednesday (August 23rd) for The Auerbach Center, the 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics’ future official practice facility located at Brighton’s 15.2-acre Boston Landing development. The Auerbach Center has reached its’ full height of six stories, and both fireproofing of the building’s frame and pouring of concrete to construct floors are well underway. Opening in mid-2018, The Auerbach Center will contain a total of approximately 160,000 square feet of space, including the Boston Celtics’ 71,000-square-foot state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, 85,000 square feet of Class A office and laboratory space and 5,700 square feet of retail. The following is a photograph from The Auerbach Center’s topping-off ceremony, courtesy Nathan Fried-Lipski / Nate Photography:


Auerbach Center Topping Off


The Hub on Causeway
- Aug 22, 2017

Big Night Entertainment Group and Live Nation New England ink lease for entertainment venue at The Hub on Causeway


Renowned entertainment venue proponents Big Night Entertainment Group and Live Nation New England have secured a lease of 31,680 square feet at the upcoming Hub on Causeway mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle, in which the proponents will open a new entertainment venue. Big Night and Live Nation’s new venue will be part of The Hub on Causeway’s first phase, which is on schedule for completion in late 2018, and will be located primarily on the development’s second floor, with a 1,324-square-foot lobby on the ground floor.


In a January 2016 interview with the Boston Herald, at which time the lease was still being negotiated, Live Nation President Don Law said the venue will be “a nightclub, restaurant, concert venue and bowling facility combination”. Law also revealed that “[Big Night founder] Ed [Kane] is going to run [the venue], and … [Live Nation will do] the music”. Per Law’s interview, the venue’s name “will include ‘rock’ and ‘bowl’”.


The Hub on Causeway’s first phase will feature 175,000 square feet of creative office space, 210,000 square feet of retail including Star Market and ArcLight Cinema, and 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space. WeWork has leased 38,000 square feet in The Hub of Causeway’s first phase for a new collaborative workspace. Subsequent phases of The Hub on Causeway will construct three new towers featuring residential, hotel and office space. The $950 million development will span a total of 1.87 million square feet.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Aug 08, 2017

Innovative The Benjamin & VIA residences in Seaport District now open, new retail offerings revealed


The Benjamin & VIA, two exclusive new mixed-use towers located in the heart of the Seaport District featuring 832 modern apartment residences and 250,000 square feet of retail, are now open. Spanning 1.5 million square feet, the $650 million development is Boston’s largest mixed-use project in over 30 years. Luxury apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom penthouses are now available for lease.


Retail at The Benjamin & VIA will open from late this Summer to early this Fall. Newly confirmed retailers include men's clothing store Bonobos, Italian coffee house Caffe Nero, outdoor outfitter Filson, clothing and outdoor gear store L.L. Bean, athletic apparel retailer Lululemon, men's clothing retailer Mr. Sid, and eyeglass retailer Warby Parker. Additional retailers will include fitness and lifestyle leader Equinox, Mexican tequila cantina rock bar Scorpion Bar & Restaurant and destination nightclub The Grand, bowling experience center Kings Bowl, chic restaurant and full bar Lobby Lounge, artisan Italian restaurant and marketplace Tuscan Italian Kitchen & Market, movie theater Showplace ICON Theatre and high-energy steakhouse STK®.


“We are thrilled to be part of such an incredible transformation taking place here in the Seaport, said Heather Boujoulian, Senior Vice President and Director of Development Investment Management at The Benjamin & VIA co-developer Berkshire Group, in a prepared statement. “From the exciting restaurants and retail stores to the recent opening of the church and the developing streetscape, our residents have access to everything right at their doorstep.” Newly revealed graphics of The Benjamin & VIA, in addition to the latest project information, are posted above.


The Residences at Boston Landing
- Aug 06, 2017

Facade finish installation complete, interior finishing underway at The Residences at Boston Landing


All exterior finish panels have been installed along the 17-story facade of The Residences at Boston Landing, the residential component of the 15.2-acre Boston Landing mixed-use development in Brighton. Window installation along the facade is nearing completion, and installation of metal stud framing has begun inside the building in order to partition The Residences at Boston Landing's 295 luxury apartment residences. On The Residences at Boston Landing's ground floor will be 16,400 square feet of retail space; the building will also feature premier common spaces such as a fitness center, multiple roof decks, an active lounge with a pool table and a 20,000 square foot landscaped patio with a swimming pool and cabanas. The Residences at Boston Landing is expected to open in June 2018. The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:


The Residences at Boston Landing Photos


The Auerbach Center
- Aug 06, 2017

The Auerbach Center, future Boston Celtics practice facility at Boston Landing, nears topping off


Construction of the steel frame of The Auerbach Center, the future official practice facility of the Boston Celtics, at Boston Landing in Brighton is nearing the building’s full height of six stories. On The Auerbach Center’s lower levels, both fireproofing and pouring of concrete to construct floors have begun. Part of the 15.2-acre Boston Landing development, The Auerbach Center will contain a total of approximately 160,000 square feet of space, including the Boston Celtics’ 71,000-square-foot state-of-the-art basketball practice facility in addition to 85,000 square feet of Class A office and laboratory space and 5,700 square feet of retail. Completion of The Auerbach Center is expected by mid-2018. The following are photographs of The Auerbach Center:


The Auerbach Center Photos


345 Harrison
- Aug 01, 2017

Facade installation underway at 345 Harrison apartments in South End


The multifaceted brick, metal panel and glass curtain wall facade of 345 Harrison's east tower has been nearly fully installed. Inside the building, metal studs have been erected to partition individual apartment residences, allowing for interior finishing to begin in the coming months. Throughout the recently topped off west tower, concrete floors are being poured on upper floors and fireproofing is being sprayed on completed lower levels. Installation of the west tower's facade will begin in the coming months. 345 Harrison will open in early 2018 and will feature 585 luxurious apartment residences with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


The Hub on Causeway
- Jul 22, 2017

Underground parking excavation complete at The Hub on Causeway, superstructure construction underway


Excavation of the 1.87-million-square-foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development's 540-car underground parking garage has hit rock bottom and is now complete. Pouring of the development's concrete foundation is nearing completion, and the development's first elevator core has gone vertical. The first steel girders of The Hub on Causeway's Phase I podium have risen above grade, signaling the start of superstructure construction. Phase I of The Hub on Causeway is expected to open in late 2018 and will feature 175,000 square feet of creative office space, 210,000 square feet of retail including Star Market and ArcLight Cinema, and 64,000 square feet of TD Garden expansion space. Subsequent phases will construct three new towers featuring residential, hotel and office space. The following is an aerial view of The Hub on Causeway:


The Hub on Causeway Aerial View (Courtesy Boston Properties)


The following is a video of the final excavation at The Hub on Causeway:



Olmsted Place
- Jul 20, 2017

Bell Partners acquires new Olmsted Place apartments in Jamaica Plain for $103.25 million


Residential real estate developer and investor Bell Partners has acquired the 196-unit Olmsted Place luxury apartments in Jamaica Plain, which opened in Fall 2015, from developers Boston Residential Group (BRG) and Carlyle Realty for $103.25 million in cash. The sale amounts to $526,785.71 per apartment. Olmsted Place overlooks the scenic, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Emerald Necklace parklands and features desirable amenities including an outdoor pool deck, a tree-lined terrace, a fitness center and a resident lounge. BRG and Carlyle acquired the Olmsted Place site, located at 161 South Huntington Avenue, for $10,127,857 in December 2013 and proceeded to develop the $84 million Olmsted Place apartment community. A 55,000-square-foot complex home to The Home for Little Wanderers formerly stood on the site. Olmsted Place is located steps from the MBTA Green Line and the Longwood Medical Area, a short drive or train ride to Downtown Boston.


40 Thorndike Street
- Jul 20, 2017

Transformation of vacant East Cambridge municipal tower moves forward with court ruling


The transformation of the vacant Sullivan Courthouse and Middlesex Jail tower in East Cambridge has moved forward with the Massachusetts Appeals Court's upholding of the project's approval, ending a lengthy court battle and allowing developer Leggat McCall to proceed with construction. A group of East Cambridge residents had sued to block the project, citing concerns with the tower's density and height. Construction will now begin imminently on a gut rehabilitation of the tower, located at 40 Thorndike Street in East Cambridge. The tower will be converted into approximately 430,000 square feet of office, research & development space, 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 24 apartment residences, all within the existing structure. Two floors will be removed from the existing 22-story, 282-foot-tall tower, resulting in a 20-story structure that is 24 feet shorter.


345 Harrison
- Jul 13, 2017

345 Harrison mixed-use development in South End tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held last Wednesday (July 12th) for 345 Harrison, an upcoming mixed-use development in the South End featuring 585 apartment residences and 40,000 square feet of retail. The two-building development has topped off at 14 stories tall and is on schedule to open in early 2018. Located across from the Ink Block development and steps from multiple new and planned buildings, 345 Harrison is set to further activate a rapidly-growing corner of the South End with increased residential presence and a walkable, engaging streetscape. “The owner and architect took an innovative approach to this ultra-urban site by creating ground level open spaces that extend under building elements many floors above and connect to the public streets,” said Mark Junghans, Principal and Managing Director of the Boston office of 345 Harrison engineer VHB. “It gives it the feeling of a village space and creates the perfect spot for restaurants, sidewalk cafes and passive spaces for the residents and public alike.” The following is a photograph from the 345 Harrison topping-off ceremony, courtesy VHB:


345 Harrison Topping Off


399 Congress
- Jul 09, 2017

399 Congress mixed-use tower in Seaport District starts foundation work, new rendering revealed


Preparations for foundation work are now underway at the future site of the 22-story 399 Congress mixed-use tower in the Seaport District, which will feature 414 apartment residences and approximately 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, innovation and lobby space. Foundation work, including excavation of the building’s three-level, 144-space underground parking garage, is scheduled to last through next April, at which point structural frame construction will begin.


399 Congress' facade will feature a mix of dark and light grey metal panels with glass curtain wall, as opposed to the originally-proposed tan finish panels; the latest 399 Congress rendering is posted above. The building will be located across from the $900 million, 1.3-million-square-foot Echelon Seaport mixed-use development, which broke ground last month, and steps from the $157 million, 325,000-square-foot Waterside Place Phase 1B mixed-use development, which is expected to start construction this year. Developer Crescent Heights acquired the 0.7-acre 399 Congress Street site for $36 million in January 2016. Crescent Heights recently closed on $157 million of construction financing for 399 Congress provided by The Union Labor Life Insurance Company.


Pierce Boston
- Jul 09, 2017

JM Electrical installs top-notch HVAC control system at Pierce Boston, Fenway’s tallest tower


Interior finishing at Pierce Boston, the Fenway neighborhood’s tallest tower, is well underway, with luxurious finishes taking shape in the 30-story tower’s apartments, condominiums and exclusive amenity spaces, and JM Electrical hard at work installing a state-of-the-art HVAC control system that will enable advanced climate control in all residences and common spaces. JM Electrical’s HVAC system will maintain precise temperature and humidity levels throughout Pierce Boston, ensuring residents of the building’s luxurious homes will be able to uphold ideal climate conditions as well as optimizing the building’s ventilation and energy-efficiency.


Pierce Boston’s gleaming floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall facade is just about complete, and the focus of construction has turned to plastering and finishing residences, common spaces and the building’s top-floor Levity Lounge, an exclusive condominium owners’ amenity space featuring private dining, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas with unprecedented views, a pool deck and private sky cabanas for purchase. Located at the gateway to the Fenway neighborhood, Pierce Boston will feature 109 condominium residences on upper floors, 240 apartment residences at the building’s center and two stories of street-level retail totaling 20,000 square feet. Pierce Boston is expected to open in early 2018. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:


Pierce Boston Photos


Fenway Center
- Jul 09, 2017

Fenway Center developers finalizing air rights lease, construction launch expected this Fall


Developers John Rosenthal and Gerding Edlen have been granted an extension through the end of September to finalize their 99-year state lease for the Massachusetts Turnpike air rights necessary to build the 1.1-million-square-foot Fenway Center, which is now expected to start construction work this Fall. Initial preparation work could commence as early as September on the $230 million first phase of the $590 million, two-phased project. The first phase will be constructed next to the Massachusetts Turnpike on existing parking lots bounded by Beacon Street, Maitland Street and Yawkey Way.


The developers and the state had originally faced a June 30th deadline to finalize the lease; however, appraisals of the property took longer than expected. In an interview with the Boston Herald, State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said the state agreed to extend the deadline to September given that the developers have been “meeting milestones and getting things done,” and that there has been “a lot of progress in recent months.” The developers will pay the state $21 million once the lease is finalized. Fenway Center will feature five buildings containing approximately 550 residential units, 160,000 square feet of office space and over 50,000 square feet of retail, in addition to over 30,000 square feet of on-site park and green space and 1,290 parking spaces.


Life Time Center
- Jun 22, 2017

Dana-Farber leases 140,000 square feet at Chestnut Hill’s new Life Time Center, building now over 95%-leased


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has leased 140,000 square feet of space at the new 286,000-square-foot Life Time Center health and wellness development in Chestnut Hill, also home to a 129,000-square-foot Life Time Fitness location, bringing the building to over 95%-leased. Dana-Farber’s long-term lease totals two floors; Dana-Farber's new location will open in late 2019, serving as an extension of the Institute’s main campus in the Longwood Medical Area. The facility will provide clinical trials and patient care, including exams, infusions, and supportive services to newly diagnosed adult cancer patients, as well as follow-up and survivorship care. Life Time Center officially opened on June 1st, with the grand opening of Life Time Fitness. The property is prominently situated on Route 9, located at the gateway to Chestnut Hill, a short shuttle ride from the MBTA Green Line.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Jun 20, 2017

The Benjamin in Seaport District welcomes first residents, retail openings at Benjamin & VIA expected by Fall


The Benjamin, a new 354-unit apartment community in the Seaport District, is now open and welcomed its’ first residents earlier this month. The first move-ins at VIA, The Benjamin’s 478-unit sister building, will take place this Summer. Exterior facades of both buildings are now complete, and finishing touches on VIA’s interior as well as the Benjamin & VIA development’s 250,000 square feet of exclusive street-level retail are now underway. Retail at The Benjamin will include fitness and lifestyle leader Equinox, Mexican tequila cantina rock bar Scorpion Bar & Restaurant and destination nightclub The Grand. At VIA will be bowling experience center Kings Bowl, chic restaurant and full bar Lobby Lounge, artisan Italian restaurant and marketplace Tuscan Italian Kitchen & Market, movie theater Showplace ICON Theatre and high-energy steakhouse STK®. Boston’s largest mixed-use development in over 30 years, The Benjamin & VIA features 832 total apartment residences across two new buildings, in addition to retail, and encompasses 1.5 million square feet of space. The following are photographs of The Benjamin & The VIA:


The Benjamin & VIA Photos


Avalon North Station
- Jun 11, 2017

Panoramic sky pavilion opens at Avalon North Station luxury apartment tower


A stunning top-floor, indoor-outdoor sky pavilion featuring panoramic views of the Boston skyline has opened at the new 38-story Avalon North Station luxury apartment tower in Bulfinch Triangle. The pavilion is open to all Avalon North Station residents and features a luxurious indoor lounge with state-of-the-art finishes and furnishings, in addition to a spacious outdoor roof deck. Open since last Winter, Avalon North Station features 503 luxury apartment residences with studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom configurations now available for lease conveniently located steps to North Station, the Harborwalk and Downtown Boston. The following are photographs of the new sky pavilion at Avalon North Station:



345 Harrison
- Jun 04, 2017

Exterior finishing underway at 345 Harrison, upcoming South End luxury apartments


The east building at 345 Harrison has topped off at 14 stories tall, and installation of the building’s exterior facade is well underway. Brick and metal exterior finish panels have been installed up to the east building’s top floor at sections. Finishes, in addition to windows, are nearly fully installed along the east building's base facing Harrison Avenue. Remaining sections of the east building are now being weatherproofed. Construction of the steel frame of 345 Harrison’s west building along Washington Street is well underway, and has risen to as high as seven stories at sections. Opening in early 2018, 343 Harrison will feature 585 apartment residences with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


Life Time Center
- Jun 02, 2017

Life Time Fitness opens new club at Chestnut Hill’s Life Time Center


Life Time Fitness’ new 129,000-square-foot club at the newly built 286,000-square-foot Life Time Center health, wellness and medical development in Chestnut Hill opens its’ doors this morning. Dubbed Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill, the club is Life Time Fitness’ first Diamond Premier location and features seven dedicated studios; LifeCafe, a full-service, fast casual restaurant and bar; and LifeSpa, a full-service salon and spa with nine serene and relaxing treatment rooms. LifeSpa will provide massages, facials and full hair and nail services. Classes at the club will include AMP, EDG and PWR cycle, Strike and TCX group fitness, barre and Pilates, in addition to an entire Yoga portfolio.


Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill is the first opening at Life Time Center and will have access to exclusive in-house amenities, including LT Proactive Care/Chestnut Hill Medical, a medical practice, and LT Proactive Care/Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, a physical therapy center. The club will also include 26,000 square feet of functional and TEAM training space, including Life Time's exclusive Burn, Cut, Bootcamp and Alpha Training program. A Kids Academy will be dedicated to building a healthy foundation for children aged 3 months to 12 years, with classes and programming including Life Skills, Mind and Body, Fitness and Agility, Language, Arts and Culture.


In total, over 400 pieces of best-in-class cardiovascular and resistance training equipment are located at Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill. The club is Life Time’s third Greater Boston club and first club within Route 128; two additional clubs are open in Framingham and Westwood, with another opening in Burlington in 2018. Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill will be open seven days a week, from 4 AM through Midnight. The following are photographs of the new Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill:



Emmanuel College New Julie Hall
- May 21, 2017

Elevator core tops off, concrete superstructure pouring underway at Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall in Fenway


The first elevator core at Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall dormitory has topped off at 19 stories tall, and the building’s 19-story concrete superstructure has been poured up to the eighth floor. A second elevator core has reached the building’s ninth floor. Opening in Fall 2018, New Julie Hall will feature nearly 700 beds for Emmanuel College students as well as amenities including lounges and top-floor function space overlooking the Emerald Necklace and the Boston skyline. The following are photographs of Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall:


New Julie Hall Photos


The Residences at Boston Landing
- May 15, 2017

The Residences at Boston Landing tops off at 17 stories tall


The Residences at Boston Landing, a 311,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Brighton featuring 295 luxury apartment residences and 16,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, has topped off at 17 stories tall. A topping-off ceremony was held at The Residences at Boston Landing last Tuesday (May 9th, 2017), with speakers including Thomas N. O’Brien, Founding Partner and Managing Director of The HYM Investment Group, Jim Davis, Chairman of New Balance Athletics, Inc, Kevin Adolphe, President and CEO of John Hancock Real Estate and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Residences at Boston Landing project team, construction workers and community members all gathered on the project site to formally hoist the final steel beam of the development’s 17-story frame into the sky and install the beam at the frame’s summit.


The Residences at Boston Landing’s residents will be situated steps to multiple amenities and direct commuter rail service to Downtown Boston. It was recently announced that dining options Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar, Kohi Coffee Company and Flatbread Pizza Company will all open at Boston Landing; the Boston Landing commuter rail station is expected to open this month. “The Residences at Boston Landing provides residents the opportunity to have access to spectacular amenities within the building, access to the new retail shops on Guest Street, and will benefit from being across the street from the new MBTA commuter rail station," said O’Brien at the topping-off ceremony. The following are photographs of the Residences at Boston Landing topping-off ceremony:


The Residences at Boston Landing Topping-Off


The following are photographs of speakers at the Residences at Boston Landing topping-off ceremony:


The Residences at Boston Landing Topping-Off Speakers


The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:


The Residences at Boston Landing Photos


The Hub on Causeway
- May 11, 2017

WeWork space and live music venue coming to The Hub on Causeway in Bulfinch Triangle


Collaborative workspace provider WeWork and live entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment Group have reportedly leased space at the 1.87 million square foot Hub on Causeway mixed-use development in Bulfinch Triangle. Developer Boston Properties has announced that Live Nation has leased 32,000 square feet for a new live music venue. Per a tweet by Steve Adams of Banker & Tradesman, WeWork has leased 38,000 square feet for a new collaborative workspace; WeWork spaces include shared co-working space as well as private offices. Both tenants would open within the first phase of The Hub on Causeway, which will open in late 2018.


The Auerbach Center
- May 10, 2017

Steel frame rising at Boston Landing’s Auerbach Center, future home of Celtics’ practice facility


The Auerbach Center’s concrete base foundation has been fully poured, and the building’s six-story steel structure has risen up to the building's future second floor. Metal decking has been installed along a large section of The Auerbach Center’s first floor; concrete will be poured on the decking in order to construct the first floor’s base. Opening mid-2018, The Auerbach Center will feature 160,000 total square feet of space, which will include the future practice facility of the Boston Celtics. The following are photographs of The Auerbach Center:


The Auerbach Center Photos


The Auerbach Center
- May 02, 2017

$76.35 million financing arranged for new Celtics practice facility at Boston Landing


NB Development Group has secured a $76.35 million construction and permanent financing loan for The Auerbach Center, a new 160,000-square-foot mixed-use building at Boston Landing which will include a new practice facility for the Boston Celtics. Financing was provided by East Boston Savings Bank in a deal arranged by Transwestern Consulting Group. NB and the Celtics broke ground on The Auerbach Center in October 2016; completion of the building is expected in mid-2018.


100 Binney
- Apr 27, 2017

Interior fit out underway at 100 Binney, new Kendall Square Class A lab and office building


Interior fit out is well underway at 100 Binney, an upcoming 431,500 square foot Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square. Tenants at 100 Binney will include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased 208,000 square feet. Glass has been installed along 100 Binney’s ground-floor storefronts, and finishing touches are underway along the essentially complete facade. 100 Binney is scheduled for completion this Fall. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


100 Binney Photos


The Hub on Causeway
- Apr 23, 2017

Underground parking excavation nears completion at The Hub on Causeway


Excavation of The Hub on Causeway’s 540-car underground parking garage and foundation is nearing completion. A sea of massive steel members spans across the project site, temporarily bracing the newly excavated hole immediately adjacent to the TD Garden and Causeway Street. The final underground parking structure will brace the development’s permanent foundation wall, allowing for the removal of the temporary steel bracing. Completion of Phase One of the three-phase, 1.87 million square foot development is expected in late 2018 and will include office space, retail/restaurant space and an expansion of TD Garden. The following are photographs of The Hub on Causeway:


The Hub on Causeway Photos


Proto
- Apr 20, 2017

Concrete superstructure rising at 88 Ames Street apartments in Kendall Square


Concrete is now being poured to construct the first floors of 88 Ames Street’s 22-story concrete superstructure and elevator core. A number of vertical concrete pillars have already been formed. Opening in 2018, 88 Ames Street will enliven Kendall Square with 280 apartment residences and 16,000 square feet of retail at the site of a former parking garage entrance. The following is a photograph of 88 Ames Street, courtesy Boston Properties:


Aerial View of 88 Ames Street (Courtesy Boston Properties)


610 Main Street North
- Apr 20, 2017

Sulmona and Cafe Luna restaurants open at newly completed 610 Main Street North in Kendall Square


Sulmona, a new Italian restaurant and bar serving brunch, lunch and dinner, and Cafe Luna, a cafe serving breakfast and lunch, have both opened on the ground floor of the new 610 Main Street North mixed-use building in Kendall Square. 610 Main Street North features 280,000 square feet of office, laboratory and retail space and is now occupied by lead tenant Pfizer. The following are photographs of 610 Main Street North:


610 Main Street North Photos


Omni Hotel Seaport
- Apr 19, 2017

1,054-room Omni Hotel coming to Seaport District


Massport has selected Omni Resorts and Hotels and New Boston Hospitality LLC, a conglomerate of real estate firms and investors including The Davis Companies, to develop a 1,054-room hotel on a 2.1-acre parcel located across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The new hotel, which will be the largest in the Seaport District and the fourth-largest in Boston and all of Massachusetts, will feature two new 21-story towers and will also include 120,000 square feet of meeting and event space, 40,000 square feet of retail space and an 8,500 square foot spa. Construction of the hotel is anticipated to start in summer 2018, with completion expected in early 2021. Omni Resorts and Hotel is the owner and operator of the Omni Parker House hotel in Downtown Crossing. The following are renderings of the Seaport Omni Hotel:


Omni Hotel Renderings


The following is a site plan of the Seaport Omni Hotel:


Site Plan


345 Harrison
- Apr 13, 2017

345 Harrison apartments in South End reach full height


345 Harrison’s east tower along Harrison Avenue has reached its’ full height of 14 stories and will soon top off in full. The concrete elevator core of the west tower along Washington Street has reached its’ full height; construction of the west tower’s steel frame will commence imminently. Two active tower cranes now stand in place over the 345 Harrison site. Opening in early 2018, 345 Harrison will feature 585 apartment residences with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


Pierce Boston
- Mar 23, 2017

Pierce Boston curtain wall nears completion, luxury condominiums now on sale


Unitized glass curtain wall panels have reached the 21st level of Pierce Boston, an exceptional new 30-story luxury tower in the Fenway. With an unparalleled vantage point as the Fenway’s gateway structure and tallest tower, Pierce Boston offers unparalleled views of the Boston skyline, the Charles River, the Emerald Necklace and the surrounding countryside.


Levels 21 through 30 of Pierce Boston are actively being prepared for curtain wall panel installation. Metal panel anchors, which are used to fasten curtain wall panels, have been installed as high as Level 26. Inside Pierce Boston, metal stud walls continue to be framed to construct individual residences, and plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems continue to be installed. A pool that will become part of Pierce Boston’s exclusive top-floor Levity Lounge was recently lifted from ground level to the tower’s 30th floor. The pool has been carefully placed into the Lounge’s future pool deck. A video of the intricate pool installation process is posted below.


Pierce Boston’s 109 distinctive luxury condominium residences, located on levels 19 through 29, are now on sale. These residences will feature breathtaking panoramic views and state-of-the-art finishes. At Pierce Boston’s summit will be the Levity Lounge, an exclusive amenity space featuring private dining, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas with unprecedented views, a pool deck and private sky cabanas for purchase.


For more information about Pierce Boston and to schedule a private showing, visit the Pierce Boston website or click Contact Broker above. Pierce Boston is on track to be completed within the next year. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:


Pierce Boston Photos


The following is the pool installation video:



Alewife Research Center
- Mar 22, 2017

Initial demolition underway at Alewife Research Center


Demolition of the existing building's interior is underway at Alewife Research Center, kicking off initial site work for the 223,000 square foot laboratory office development. The construction team is at work stripping out all interior non-structural elements and hauling them off site for disposal. The existing building will be fully upgraded and expanded with a new interior, a new double height lobby, a new glass façade and a two-story addition. Completion of Alewife Research Center is expected in 2018. The following are photographs of Alewife Research Center:


Alewife Research Center Photos


The Benjamin & VIA
- Mar 13, 2017

Fit out underway for Tuscan Kitchen’s new Seaport District location at The Benjamin & VIA


Premier Italian restaurant and food retailer Tuscan Kitchen & Market has commenced interior fit out work for its’ upcoming Seaport District location, which will open Fall 2017 at The Benjamin & VIA. The 2-story, 14,500 square foot space, which will be located at VIA’s base with a private entrance on Seaport Boulevard, will feature seating for 300 people as well as a full wine bar with over 6,000 exquisite wines. Tuscan’s new location will be enclosed with glass and will feature sweeping skyline views. “We’re very excited about [our new location] and thrilled to be collaborating with one of the coolest developments in Boston,” said Tuscan owner Joe Faro in an interview with Bostinno. “[The Benjamin & VIA] has the right setup with the right tenants and the right mixture of uses, and it’s something the [Seaport District] doesn’t have yet.” The following are exterior and interior renderings of Tuscan Kitchen’s upcoming Seaport District location:


Tuscan Kitchen Renderings


150 Seaport
- Mar 12, 2017

150 Seaport luxury condominium development receives City zoning approval, could break ground this Fall


The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)'s Zoning Commission approved the 124-residence 150 Seaport luxury condominium development in the Seaport District last Wednesday, the final official approval required to start construction. Developer The Cronin Group hopes to start construction of the project, which will overlook Boston Harbor, this Fall. The zoning approval follows a lawsuit filed last month by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) against the State of Massachusetts, who approved the project last December, and developer The Cronin Group on the grounds of restricting public access to the waterfront. 150 Seaport will include onsite public amenities including a Harborwalk extension and upgrades to Seaport Wharf, an adjacent water taxi and ferry terminal.


Emmanuel College New Julie Hall
- Mar 09, 2017

Elevator core nears full height at Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall in Fenway


Concrete pouring to construct New Julie Hall's elevator core has reached the 19-story building's future 14th floor, and first floor formwork is being assembled to commence superstructure construction. When complete, New Julie Hall will house nearly 700 Emmanuel College students, enabling 84% of the student population to live on campus. The following are photographs of New Julie Hall:


New Julie Hall Photos


100 Binney
- Feb 22, 2017

Façade complete at 100 Binney Class A offices in Kendall Square


Façade installation along all sides of 100 Binney’s 10-story facade is essentially complete, as the signature curved curtain wall has reached its’ final height. The construction crew is now focused on completing interior fit-out for upcoming tenants, who will include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, and installing the building’s ground-floor glass storefronts and lobby entry canopy. Final enclosure panels are also being installed along 100 Binney’s rooftop dunnage steel to screen the building’s large rooftop mechanical units. Scheduled for completion this Fall, 100 Binney will bring over 431,500 square feet of Class A office and lab space to Kendall Square’s booming Binney Street corridor. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


100 Binney Photos


Proto
- Feb 20, 2017

Vertical construction begins at 88 Ames Street in Kendall Square


The first vertical concrete and steel columns have been installed as part of the first floor of 88 Ames Street, an upcoming 22-story residential and retail building in the heart of Kendall Square. Excavation of the building’s basement is complete; a 1-story deep sheet pile wall with temporary bracing is installed to support the basement throughout construction. Upon completion, 88 Ames Street will feature 280 apartment residences and 16,000 square feet of retail at the site of a former parking garage entrance. The following are photographs of 88 Ames Street:


88 Ames Photographs


The following is an aerial photograph of 88 Ames Street, courtesy Boston Properties:


Aerial View


345 Harrison
- Feb 16, 2017

345 Harrison in South End nears topping off


Framing of 345 Harrison's 14-story steel superstructure has reached the mixed-use development's 10th floor and is rising rapidly. Both of 345 Harrison's elevator cores have now reached their full height. Pouring of concrete floors has commenced at 345 Harrison's base. Opening in early 2018, 345 Harrison will feature 585 residential apartments with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


Alewife Research Center
- Feb 14, 2017

Construction begins on 223,000 square foot Alewife Research Center in Cambridge


The Davis Companies began work last week on Alewife Research Center, a new 223,000 square foot laboratory building in Cambridge. Alewife Research Center will be located across from the Alewife MBTA Red Line station and will feature state-of-the-art research and development office space intended for biotechnology companies. Completion of Alewife Research Center is anticipated in 2018, and space is now leasing. The project received final approval from the City of Cambridge in December 2016.


Avalon North Station
- Feb 14, 2017

Avalon North Station now open and leasing


Avalon North Station, a new 38-story luxury residential tower in Bulfinch Triangle, is now open and leasing apartments. The newly-built building features luxurious finishes and unparalleled amenities including a sky pavilion and rooftop deck with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. Rents at Avalon North Station start at just under $2,300/month for a studio apartment. The following are photographs of Avalon North Station:


Avalon North Station Photos


610 Main Street North
- Feb 09, 2017

610 Main Street North, new Kendall Square laboratory building, now open


Construction of 610 Main Street North, a new 280,000 square foot Kendall Square laboratory building with ground-floor retail, is complete and occupied by lead tenant Pfizer. On 610 Main Street North's ground floor, interior fit out is well underway for Sulmona, a new Italian restaurant and café, to open this Spring. The following are photographs of 610 Main Street North:


610 Main Street North Photos


The Residences at Boston Landing
- Jan 31, 2017

John Hancock takes major equity stake in The Residences at Boston Landing


John Hancock Financial has taken a major equity stake in the under-construction Residences at Boston Landing residential and retail development in Brighton. John Hancock joins New Balance and The HYM Investment Group in developing the 17-story building, which will feature 295 residential apartments and 16,400 square feet of retail. Terms of John Hancock's deal with New Balance and HYM were not disclosed. The Residences at Boston Landing is scheduled to open in June 2018.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Jan 31, 2017

The Benjamin & VIA near full exterior completion and summer opening


The Benjamin’s exterior façade is fully installed, and exterior finishes are installed along almost the entire façade of VIA. Residential and retail interior fit out is well underway at both Seaport District buildings, which together are Boston’s largest mixed-use project in over 30 years. A number of residential units at The Benjamin are plastered, and interior framing is well underway at VIA. The Benjamin is expected to open in early summer, with VIA to follow later this summer. Both buildings will encompass 1.5 million square feet of space across three acres, featuring a total of 832 modern apartment homes and 250,000 square feet of exclusive retail. The following are photographs of The Benjamin & VIA:


The Benjamin & VIA Photos


Pierce Boston
- Jan 26, 2017

Curtain wall and interior fit out underway at Pierce Boston, condos now available


Exterior and interior finishing are well underway at the recently topped-out, 30-story luxury tower Pierce Boston. This architectural standout, designed by Arquitectonica, will serve as the gateway into the Fenway neighborhood. Pierce Boston will take its' place in the Boston skyline as the neighborhood's tallest luxury residential tower, offering a unique vantage point of the city and its' landmarks.


Unitized glass curtain wall panels are rising rapidly along Pierce Boston's façade and have already reached the 16th floor. Inside, metal stud walls are being framed to construct individual units on Pierce Boston’s lower floors (1-18). These levels, beautifully designed by CBT Architects, will house 20,000 square feet of retail, impressive amenity spaces and 240 residential apartments. All floors of Pierce Boston are now being outfitted with plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems.


Pierce Boston’s 109 condominiums, located on floors 19-29, are now on sale and have breathtaking 360-degree uninterrupted views of the city, the Charles River, the Emerald Necklace and the Longwood Medical Area. Unique to new development in the city is Pierce Boston's condominiums' top floor amenity space, the Levity Lounge, featuring private dining, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas with unprecedented views, a pool deck and private sky cabanas for purchase.


For more details and to schedule a private showing, visit the Pierce Boston website or click Contact Broker above. Pierce Boston is on track to be completed within the next year. The following are photographs of Pierce Boston:


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The Residences at Boston Landing
- Jan 26, 2017

Steel frame rising at The Residences at Boston Landing


The Residences at Boston Landing's 17-story steel frame is rapidly rising and has reached 4 stories in height. The building's concrete elevator core has topped off, and foundation work is complete. The Residences at Boston Landing will feature 295 apartments with 16,000 square feet of retail space located across from New Balance's new headquarters and the new Boston Landing commuter rail station. The following are photographs of The Residences at Boston Landing:


The Residences at Boston Landing Photos


Life Time Center
- Jan 19, 2017

Life Time Center interior fit out underway


Interior fit out for Life Time Fitness' upcoming 115,000 square foot Chestnut Hill location, opening Spring 2017 at the new Life Time Center on Route 9, is well underway. Over 275 construction workers are now on site daily constructing Life Time Fitness' new space. Medical and retail space at Life Time Center is now leasing. The following is a photograph of work underway at Life Time Center:



345 Harrison
- Dec 14, 2016

Superstructure rising at South End’s 345 Harrison


Construction of 345 Harrison’s 14-story superstructure is well underway for both of the mixed-use development’s buildings. The northeast concrete elevator core has topped off, and the final story of the northwest core nears completion. Steel framing has reached 345 Harrison’s second floor and continues to progress quickly across the development site. 345 Harrison is expected to open in early 2018. Retail space at 345 Harrison is now leasing. The following are photographs of 345 Harrison:


345 Harrison Photos


Lewis Wharf Hotel
- Dec 08, 2016

Lewis Wharf Hotel project on North End Waterfront back on the table


The Lewis Wharf Hotel project on the North End Waterfront, which was sent back to the drawing board in September following a state ruling prohibiting building on existing waterfront pilings submerged by water at high tide, is now back on the table. Banker & Tradesman reports that the development and construction team is revising the proposal to comply with all existing zoning entitlements. “[The proposal] would get radically changed,” says John Moriarty, President of project General Contractor John Moriarty & Associates. “We’ve asked for nothing we wouldn’t be entitled to under the current zoning.”


Pierce Boston
- Dec 04, 2016

Pierce Boston tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held last Friday (December 2nd, 2016) for Pierce Boston, a 30-story mixed-use tower opening Winter 2018 in the Fenway. Concrete construction at Pierce Boston is now complete, with concrete poured on all floors. Pierce Boston will soon be weather tight; glass has been installed on over 10 stories, giving Pierce Boston a striking presence. HVAC construction at Pierce Boston including electrical, mechanical and plumbing utilities is well underway. Interior framing of Pierce Boston’s units and common spaces has also begun. The following are photographs from the Pierce Boston groundbreaking:





100 Binney
- Dec 01, 2016

100 Binney facade nearing completion


100 Binney’s signature curved glass curtain wall along Binney Street is nearing completion, with glass installed over halfway to the top of the upcoming Kendall Square Class A lab and office building. Along Linskey Way, all precast brick panels and nearly all windows have been installed. All concrete floor slabs have been poured, and all steel framing is fireproofed. The 100 Binney construction team is now shifting from structural work to interior fit out. Scheduled for completion in Fall 2017, 100 Binney will bring over 431,500 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office space to Kendall Square’s booming Binney Street corridor. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


100 Binney Photos


The Hub on Causeway
- Dec 01, 2016

Dutch boutique hotel chain subleases upcoming Hub on Causeway hotel


Dutch boutique hotel chain citizenM has subleased the upcoming 10-story, 260-room hotel at The Hub on Causeway, a 1.87 million square foot mixed-use development under construction in Bulfinch Triangle adjacent to TD Garden. citizenM’s 99-year lease commenced Monday (November 28th, 2016). citizenM operates nine hotels worldwide in Europe and New York City featuring trendy, stylish rooms and common spaces. Key amenities at citizenM hotels include free Wi-Fi throughout, designer furniture and ultra-comfortable beds. The future Boston citizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway is shown at left in the following rendering:


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The following is citizenM’s lease for the Hub on Causeway hotel:



The Benjamin & VIA
- Nov 30, 2016

New The Benjamin & VIA details and renderings revealed


The Benjamin & VIA co-developer Berkshire Group has revealed new project details and renderings. Spanning 1.5 million square feet across three acres, The Benjamin & VIA is Boston’s largest mixed-use project in over 30 years. The latest project information can be found above.


The Benjamin is fully glassed in, and exterior finishes have been just about fully installed. Interior finishing of The Benjamin’s apartments is well underway, with framing of interior spaces complete. Exterior finishes have been installed along a large section of VIA’s facade, and interior space framing is underway. The following are photographs of The Benjamin & VIA:


The Benjamin & VIA Photos


Proto
- Nov 30, 2016

88 Ames foundation work underway


Foundation work is underway for 88 Ames, a 22-story mixed-use development in the heart of Kendall Square that will energize the site of a former parking garage entrance. J. Derenzo Companies is hard at work preparing the site for borehole drilling and superstructure erection. The construction team is now drilling large diameter boreholes that will reach down deep into the soil. Massive steel reinforcing cages are already on site and will be placed into the drilled holes and filled with concrete to form a drilled pile. The drilled piles will support the tower and retail podium above. The following are photographs of 88 Ames:


88 Ames Photographs


Pierce Boston
- Nov 03, 2016

Pierce Boston nears topping off, condos listed for sale


Pierce Boston has risen to nearly its’ full height, currently standing at about 28 stories tall. Pierce Boston will be a 30-story mixed-use tower. Glass has been installed along the first five stories of Pierce Boston’s facade.


Condominiums are now on sale at Pierce Boston. A 22nd Floor one-bedroom is listed for $924,500, and a 19th Floor three-bedroom is listed for $2,913,700. New interior renderings of Pierce Boston have been revealed, including renderings of units; these can be found above. The following is a Tweet by Boston Tweet showing Pierce Boston:



The Auerbach Center
- Oct 27, 2016

Boston Celtics and New Balance break ground on Boston Landing practice facility


The Boston Celtics and New Balance broke ground Monday (October 24th, 2016) on The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters, the future official practice facility of the Boston Celtics. Named after the late Boston Celtics President and Coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach, The Auerbach Center will be located at Boston Landing in Brighton along the Massachusetts Turnpike facing approximately 130,000 daily commuters. The Auerbach Center will feature a new 70,000 square foot basketball practice facility that will be distinctively cantilevered out to the edge of the Turnpike 55 feet in the air. A forty foot glass wall along the Turnpike will enclose The Auerbach Center’s practice courts, giving passing commuters high visibility of official practice sessions and the team’s 17 NBA championship banners. “Boston Landing is truly becoming the gateway into the City of Boston from the west, while at the same time a unique culture of health, wellness, and movement with the addition of the Auerbach Center,” said Jim Halliday, Managing Director of NB Development Group, in an official release.



Fenway Center
- Oct 21, 2016

BPDA approves minor changes to Fenway Center, Phase 1 financing secured


At last night's board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved minor changes to the $580 million Fenway Center development project in the Fenway neighborhood. Approved changes include increasing Building 1 by 6,000 square feet, reducing Building 2 by 6,000 square feet and 17 residential units, increasing Building 3 by 58,000 square feet, decreasing Building 4 by 2,000 square feet and decreasing 6,000 square feet of above-ground parking garage space.


Universal Hub reports that the Fenway Center development team has secured financing for the $230 million Phase 1 of Fenway Center, comprised of Buildings 1 and 2, and that the two buildings are expected to start construction in Spring 2017. "We are truly ready to go," said developer John Rosenthal at last night's board meeting.


Pierce Boston
- Oct 21, 2016

New Pierce Boston details revealed


New details and renderings have been released of Pierce Boston's penthouse suites and amenities. A total of 10 penthouses will be located at Pierce Boston enhanced with top-of-the-line appliances and finishes. The 30th-story Levity Lounge will feature a Dining Room atop a glass floor, a library well-suited for intimate gatherings and floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping views. Premium services at Pierce Boston will include in-house car detailing. Visit the Penthouse and Amenities pages on the Pierce Boston website for more information. The following are new renderings of Pierce Boston:


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The Benjamin & VIA
- Oct 21, 2016

New One Seaport Square video released


A new One Seaport Square video was released yesterday (October 20th, 2016) showing exclusive new perspectives of One Seaport Square, specifically views from the penthouse level of the upcoming Benjamin apartment tower. The Benjamin, facing Fort Point Channel, is expected to unveil in 2017 and will feature sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. The following is the new video:



The Benjamin & VIA
- Oct 14, 2016

One Seaport Square nearly fully glassed in


The Benjamin at One Seaport Square is one story away from being fully glassed in. Plastering and interior finishing are well underway inside The Benjamin's future residences. Glass and exterior finish panels have been installed along nearly half of VIA’s facade, and concrete has been poured on nearly all of VIA’s floors. Both The Benjamin and VIA are anticipated to unveil in 2017. The following are photographs of One Seaport Square:


One Seaport Square Photos


Pierce Boston
- Oct 05, 2016

Pierce Boston over halfway to topping off


Pierce Boston, a 30-story luxury residential tower under construction in the Fenway, is over halfway to topping off. The tower's concrete structural frame currently stands at 18 stories tall. A PERI Skydeck system is being used to frame concrete pouring. Per an update from the Pierce Boston team, the tower will soon receive its "brilliant costume" as exterior finishes, comprised of a "glimmering curtain wall made of metal and glass," are installed. Completion of Pierce Boston's facade is anticipated in Spring 2017; the tower is anticipated to open in Fall 2017.


Pierce Boston will feature a mix of 240 rental apartments and 109 condominiums with 20,000 square feet of retail across the tower's first two floors. Resident amenities will include a rooftop pool and a Level 30 Levity Lounge featuring a private dining room with a glass floor. Visit PierceBoston.com for sales and leasing information. The following is a aerial photograph of Pierce Boston, courtesy the Pierce Boston team:


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The following is an Instagram post showing Pierce Boston along Boylston Street:


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Construction @pierce_boston #188Brookline #1350Boylston #TheFenway

A photo posted by kryptom (@kryptom) on Sep 26, 2016 at 6:02am PDT


Lewis Wharf Hotel
- Sep 25, 2016

State ruling sends proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel back to drawing board


Last Wednesday (September 21st, 2016), The State of Massachusetts' Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ruled that development projects cannot be built onto wharves, piers, and pilings that are submerged by water at high tide, sending the proposed 277-key Lewis Wharf Hotel on the North End waterfront back to the drawing board. Per plans filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in September 2015, the hotel was proposed to be built on a four-acre waterfront site; while 2.4 acres would have sat on Lewis Wharf, an additional 1.6 acres were planned atop decaying pilings in Boston Harbor.


The DEP ruled that, given many of the decaying pilings are submerged during high tide, the pilings cannot be built upon. "Regarding the proposed Lewis Wharf Project, the Department believes that this regulatory clarification will result in a substantially reduced project shoreline," states the official DEP ruling.


100 Binney
- Sep 25, 2016

100 Binney, new Kendall Square lab and office space, tops off


A topping off ceremony was held for 100 Binney on Friday, September 16th, 2016 to celebrate the installation of the last steel beam of 100 Binney's 10-story structural frame. Concrete pouring is underway on levels one through five of 100 Binney. Orange vertical nets have been installed along the levels' exterior to contain debris from blowing to street level while concrete is poured.


Scheduled for substantial completion in October 2017, 100 Binney will be a 431,500 rentable square foot (RSF) Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square. The following is a photograph from the 100 Binney topping off ceremony, courtesy project engineer McNamara Salvia:


Installation of Final Steel Beam at 100 Binney Topping Off Ceremony


Avalon North Station
- Sep 21, 2016

Avalon North Station now leasing


Residential apartments at Avalon North Station, a new 38-story mixed-use tower in Bulfinch Triangle, are now leasing. Rents and floor plans have been posted on the Avalon North Station website; rents will start at $2,270/month for studios, $2,595/month for one-bedrooms, $3,750/month for two-bedrooms and $5,435/month for three-bedrooms. Renters who sign a lease by September 30th will receive one month of rent free. An Avalon North Station leasing representative confirmed that the first move in at Avalon North Station is tentatively scheduled for November 3rd.


AvalonBay has also released photographs of a completed unit at Avalon North Station as well as a video and photographs showing Avalon North Station's sweeping Boston skyline views; both the photographs and video can be found below:


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Fenway Center
- Sep 18, 2016

Fenway Center moving forward, project changes proposed


Fenway Center developers Meredith Management and Gerding Edlen submitted a Notice of Project Change (NPC) to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) earlier this month proposing changes to the approved Fenway Center development plan; the following is a link to the NPC. Fenway Center would now be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 would include two residential buildings (Buildings 1 and 2) of 7 and 13 stories, respectively, containing a total of 339,000 square feet. Phase 2 would include a 27-story, 375,000 square mixed-use office and residential tower (Building 3) and a 7-story, 111,000 square foot residential building (Building 4) that would be built on an air rights deck above the Massachusetts Turnpike. All four buildings at Fenway Center would have ground-floor retail space. Phase 2 would also entail the construction of a 7-story, 274,000 square foot parking garage on the air rights deck.


With the most recent NPC, minor changes in planned square footage have been made since the NPC approved in September 2011; building heights have not changed. Most notably, 58,000 square feet have been added to Building 3 (part of Phase 2), which would be built atop the air rights deck, and Building 2 (part of Phase 1) has been reduced by 56,000 square feet. Altogether, Phase 1 has been decreased by 50,000 square feet, and Phase 2 has been increased by 50,000 square feet. After the proposed changes, the entire project’s proposed square footage remains at 1,099,000 square feet as approved in 2011.


Per the NPC submission, the development team hopes that the proposed square footage changes will make Fenway Center more readily financeable, allowing for the completion of Phase 1 financing and commencement of construction in Spring 2017. The development team hopes that the proposed increase in Phase 2's density will make Phase 2 and the associated air rights deck more financeable and attractive to future equity partners and hopes to commence construction of Phase 2 in 2018-2019. The NPC is currently under review by the BRA.


345 Harrison
- Sep 12, 2016

345 Harrison elevator core rising, tower crane installed


345 Harrison’s one-level, 275-car underground parking garage along William Mullins Way has been fully excavated. A concrete elevator core is under construction at the garage’s base; the core has risen two stories above grade. A PERI Skydeck system is being used to frame concrete pouring to construct the core. A tower crane has been installed on site in anticipation of impending steel superstructure construction. Mockup finishes have been posted along Traveler Street as a preview of 345 Harrison’s future exterior.


A sheet pile wall has been driven along the garage’s perimeter, and concrete piles have been driven into the garage’s base for structural support. Concrete piles have also been driven at the Traveler Street end of the project site. Large concrete footings are being poured above concrete pile caps at the garage’s base.


345 Harrison will feature two buildings containing approximately 585 residential units and 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Resident amenities will include a 14th floor Sky Lounge with sweeping skyline views, a resort-style pool and a fully-equipped fitness center. Retail space at 345 Harrison is currently for lease, and residential unit pre-leasing is underway. Visit developer UDR’s 345 Harrison page for more information about residential unit pre-leasing. The following are photographs of the 345 Harrison site:


345 Harrison Photographs


610 Main Street North
- Aug 19, 2016

610 Main Street North nearly complete, landscaping and interior finishing underway


The seven-story exterior shell of 610 Main Street North, a 280,000 square foot, LEED Gold-certified multidisciplinary research facility located in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, is finished. Interior finishes are just about ready for Pfizer, 610 Main Street North's lead tenant, to move in. Landscaping has been installed along the new Watson Courtyard located between 610 Main Street North and South. Interior fit out of 610 Main Street North’s 10,000 square foot ground-floor retail space along Main Street is well underway. 610 Main Street North is the latest addition to the quickly growing Osborn Triangle district at MIT. The following are photographs of 610 Main Street North:


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Finishing touches on the patio in the Watson Courtyard


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Finished lobby on Portland Street

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Retail fit out under construction


Van Ness
- Aug 18, 2016

Van Ness office space fully leased


The Boston Business Journal reports that the 237,000 square foot office component of Van Ness in the Fenway is fully leased with biotech company Decibel Theraputics' recent lease of 32,000 square feet. Decibel will reportedly move to Van Ness in early 2017. Other office tenants at Van Ness include health care risk manager CRICO, athletic wristband manufacturer Whoop and UnitedHealth Group data services arm Optum. Van Ness opened in summer 2015 and contains 172 residential units, 237,000 square feet of office space and 200,000 square feet of retail including a 170,000 square foot Target store.


150 Seaport
- Aug 12, 2016

150 Seaport, 124 new condominiums in the Seaport District, approved for construction


At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved 150 Seaport, a new 22-story glass waterfront tower, for construction. Located in the Seaport District next to recently opened 100 Pier 4, 150 Seaport will contain 124 residential condominiums and 10,700 square feet of retail. 150 Seaport will be located on the present site of the Atlantic Beer Garden and Whiskey Priest bars, both of which will be demolished. Construction of 150 Seaport could commence in the second quarter of 2017. More information about 150 Seaport is posted below.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Aug 07, 2016

VIA at One Seaport Square tops off


A topping-off ceremony was held for VIA, the second building at One Seaport Square, on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. The ceremony marked the installation of the last steel beam of the two-building, $650 million, 1,500,000 square foot One Seaport Square development project. The following are photographs of the topped-off 20-story VIA:


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VIA's final steel beam


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VIA's topped off frame


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View of VIA's topped off frame along Seaport Boulevard


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View of VIA's topped off frame from Fort Point Channel Harborwalk


The Benjamin, One Seaport Square’s first building, topped off on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 22 stories tall. Together, the two buildings will contain 832 residential apartments and 250,000 square feet of retail located in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District. Retail options at One Seaport Square will include a Big Night Entertainment bar and nightclub, an Equinox Fitness gym, a Kings Bowl bowling alley, a ShowPlace ICON movie theater and a Tuscan Kitchen & Market neighborhood restaurant and market. Courthouse Square, a 17,000 square foot retail-lined open pedestrian plaza, will be located in between the two towers. The following are renderings of One Seaport Square:


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View of The Benjamin (foreground) and VIA (background) of One Seaport Square


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View of One Seaport Square (at right) along Seaport Boulevard towards Downtown Boston


Visit TheBenjaminSeaport.com and VIAseaport.com for more information about residential leasing at One Seaport Square; both buildings are anticipated to unveil in 2017. One Seaport Square residents will enjoy sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. The following are photographs of views from the top of The Benjamin:


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View of Downtown Boston


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View of Downtown Boston


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View of Boston Harbor


Concrete pouring is complete on each floor of The Benjamin and nearly every floor of VIA. Glass installation has almost reached the top floor of The Benjamin and is underway on the ground floor of VIA. Both buildings’ facades will be nearly fully comprised of glass. Balconies have been installed along The Benjamin’s facade, and installation of balconies is underway along VIA’s. The following are photographs of The Benjamin and VIA:


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View of The Benjamin (foreground) and VIA (background) from Fort Point Channel Harborwalk


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View of The Benjamin from Congress Street Bridge


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View of VIA from top of The Benjamin


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View of VIA from Seaport Boulevard; note glass installation underway at base


The following are photographs of The Benjamin's nearly-complete glass facade:


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The Benjamin's glass facade from Northern Avenue


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The Benjamin's glass facade from Northern Avenue


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The Benjamin's glass facade from Seaport Boulevard


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The Benjamin's glass facade from Sleeper Street


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The Benjamin's glass facade from Sleeper Street


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The Benjamin's glass facade from Sleeper Street


The following are photographs of Courthouse Square:


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View of Courthouse Square towards Fort Point


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View of Courthouse Square towards Boston Harbor


The following are street-level photographs of One Seaport Square:


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View along Seaport Boulevard


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View from Seaport Boulevard


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View along Northern Avenue


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View along Northern Avenue


Proto
- Aug 05, 2016

Initial garage demolition complete at 88 Ames in Kendall Square


J. Derenzo Companies’ JDC Demolition division has demolished the section of the existing East Garage in Kendall Square on which 88 Ames, a 22-story mixed-use tower containing 280 residential units and 16,000 square feet of retail space, will be built. The section of the parking garage which will be retained has been sealed off with wood panels, clearing the way for foundation and superstructure construction at the 88 Ames site. Along Ames Street, utility work is underway to prepare for tower construction. The following are photographs of the 88 Ames site:


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Utility work on Ames Street with sealed garage section in background


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JDC Demolition rigs


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JDC Demolition rig


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View of sealed garage section


More information about 88 Ames is posted below.


Alewife Research Center
- Aug 03, 2016

The Davis Companies proposes new 185,000 square foot office project with retail across from Alewife Station


Developer The Davis Companies submitted a Special Permit Application (SPA) to the City of Cambridge last week proposing to overhaul the existing three-story, 137,635 square foot office building located at 35 CambridgePark Drive, across from the Alewife MBTA Station, and construct a two-story, 47,139 square foot vertical addition. Designed by Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, the new five-story building will encompass a total of approximately 185,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office space including approximately 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. The existing building will be throughly renovated, and the exterior will be re-cladded with new finish panels and glass. The Davis Companies acquired the existing building at 35 CambridgePark Drive in March 2016 for $48 million; the existing building sold to the previous owner in July 2014 for $43 million. The following are links to the Special Permit Application and Special Permit Graphic Submission for 35 CambridgePark Drive. The following are renderings of the new 35 CambridgePark Drive:


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Southeast View along CambridgePark Drive


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Southeast Night View along CambridgePark Drive


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Southwest View along CambridgePark Drive


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The following is an aerial perspective of 35 CambridgePark Drive:


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The following is an Urban Context Plan:


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The following is a site plan:


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100 Binney
- Aug 03, 2016

100 Binney steel frame nearing top-off


100 Binney’s structural steel frame has risen eight stories and will soon top off at 10 stories tall. 100 Binney will contain a total of 431,500 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office space targeting a minimum of LEED Platinum sustainability certification. A stunning glass facade with landscaped balconies with allow for abundant natural lighting. The building’s dual core, 40,000 RSF floor plates will provide flexible workspace design capability. Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has leased 208,000 square feet at 100 Binney through at least 2030. Developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities has committed $175.1 million in equity towards 100 Binney and secured $310 million in construction financing for the project in April 2016 through Bank of China; financing was arranged by CBRE. 100 Binney will cost a total of approximately $485 million to develop.


The 100 Binney construction team is at work placing steel truss elements into the building’s structural steel frame and fastening the truss elements into the frame with tension assemblies. Two tower cranes are being used to construct 100 Binney’s frame. Pouring of concrete floors has commenced on 100 Binney’s first story. Orange vertical nets have been installed on the second and third stories to prepare for concrete pouring; the nets will contain debris from blowing to street level. The building foundation’s horizontal foundation support system, which will soon be dismantled, is visible through 100 Binney’s future underground parking garage ramp on Linskey Way. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


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View North along Binney Street

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View South along Binney Street; note orange vertical nets

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View South along Linskey Way; note orange vertical nets

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View North along Linskey Way

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Tower crane and structural steel frame

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Steel truss elements staged for installation

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Tension assemblies staged for installation

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View of horizontal foundation support system through future underground parking garage ramp on Linskey Way

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Freshly poured concrete on 100 Binney’s first story

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Freshly poured concrete on 100 Binney’s first story

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View of 100 Binney’s first story from Linskey Way; note steel forms for first story concrete pouring

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View 100 Binney’s first story from Binney Street


More information about 100 Binney Street is posted below.


Saint Gabriel’s Monastery Redevelopment
- Jul 26, 2016

New details and renderings for proposed Saint Gabriel's Monastery Redevelopment in Brighton


Developers Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and Peak Campus have submitted an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) with new details and renderings for the proposed 663,000 square foot redevelopment of the 11.6-acre Saint Gabriel's Monastery site in Brighton. The following is a link to the EPNF. Per the EPNF, approximately 679 rental residential apartments marketed to "graduate students, young professionals and other university affiliates such as residents, faculty and staff" would be constructed on site. The developers anticipate to start construction in mid-2017; construction would last approximately 24 months.


Apartments would range from studios to three-bedrooms and would be constructed across five buildings. The existing monastery building would be restored, and four new buildings would be constructed ranging from one to seven stories tall. The existing Pierce House fronting Washington Street would be restored and would contain one residential unit. A new building would also be constructed on site for the active Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima. The existing Saint Gabriel’s Church and dormitory structures would be demolished. The following is a site plan of the proposed Saint Gabriel's Monastery Redevelopment:


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Resident amenities could include "a fitness center, indoor basketball court, common lounges, kitchens, games room, café, outdoor pool, outdoor grills, and a generous amount of hard and soft landscaped areas." A new public courtyard would be constructed on site providing "vistas of Boston and Cambridge." A total of approximately 7.3 acres of open space would be constructed, representing 62% of the Saint Gabriel's Monastery site. A total of approximately 395 parking spaces would be constructed on site. The following are renderings of the Saint Gabriel's Monastery Redevelopment; the project's architects are Cube3 Studio and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype:

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View of Building 2 and Public Plaza


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View from Washington Street


One Canal
- Jul 26, 2016

Ribbon cut on One Canal in Bulfinch Triangle


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official One Canal ribbon cutting ceremony this past Wednesday, July 13th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Aimco and Trinity Financial on this important milestone. The 12-story, 435,000 square foot One Canal will further enliven Bulfinch Triangle with 310 new luxurious residential rental apartments, including 20 affordable units, as well as approximately 21,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space located steps to Downtown Boston, the North End and multiple transportation options. Upcoming retail options at One Canal include Boston’s first City Winery, a specialty culinary and cultural destination opening in early 2017. Apartments at One Canal are now leasing, visit LiveOneCanal.com for more information. The following is a link to the official press release announcing the ribbon cutting, and the following are photographs of the ribbon cutting:


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Ribbon is cut


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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Trinity Financial Vice President & One Canal Project Manager Abby Goldenfarb following ribbon cutting


The following are photographs of the completed One Canal:


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View of One Canal from Rose Kennedy Greenway


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One Canal rooftop pool


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One Canal roof deck


Speakers at the One Canal ribbon cutting ceremony included Aimco Chief Investment Officer John Bezzant, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Betty Bigwood of the Middlesex Canal Association, Trinity Financial Vice President & One Canal Project Manager Abby Goldenfarb and Aimco Vice President of Operations Jason Kessler. The following are photographs of the speakers:


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Aimco Chief Investment Officer John Bezzant


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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker


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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh


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Betty Bigwood of the Middlesex Canal Association


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Trinity Financial Vice President & One Canal Project Manager Abby Goldenfarb


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Aimco Vice President of Operations Jason Kessler


Following speeches and the ceremonial ribbon cutting, guests were given tours of One Canal’s units and amenities. One Canal includes an expansive roof deck featuring a heated pool, an outdoor cinema and a fire pit in addition to 360-degree Boston skyline views. One Canal also includes a 2,000 square foot fitness center and a Canal Club resident lounge. The following are photographs of units and amenities at One Canal:


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Third floor terrace


Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project
- Jul 17, 2016

Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project approved for construction


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Northeastern University's Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. Developed by Northeastern University and American Campus Communities, the $160 million project will construct a 21-story tower containing 221 student housing units with a total of 812 beds, in addition to approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction could start this year; John Moriarty & Associates is the project's construction manager.


The following is the link to the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) for the Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project. More information about the project is posted below.


Pierce Boston
- Jun 30, 2016

Pierce Boston shoots for 30 stories


Superstructure construction is off to a strong start at Pierce Boston. The underground parking structure is complete, and the tower’s 30-story concrete superstructure has risen four floors. The first two floors, which will contain retail space, are fully framed. The construction team is using a Peri Skydeck system to frame concrete construction for each new floor. Pierce Boston will feature 28 stories of residential units, including 240 rental apartments and 109 condominiums, and 20,000 square feet of retail across the first two floors.


Condominiums at Pierce Boston, which range from $1 million to over $6 million, are already 30% pre-sold. Visit the Pierce Boston website for more sales information. 12 rooftop cabanas at Pierce Boston ranging from 150 to 250 square feet are being offered for sale to condominium buyers at $300,000 to $350,000 each.


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View of the front of the building at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street

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View from Brookline Avenue

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View from Brookline Avenue

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View from the rear of the building

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View from Boylston Street

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Peri Skydeck system

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More information about Pierce Boston is posted below.


Fenway Center
- Jun 23, 2016

Financing raised to build 313 new residential units at Fenway Center


The Boston Globe reports that the Fenway Center development team has raised funding necessary to construct two new apartment buildings at Fenway Center containing 313 residential units. Financing deals have been signed with two large investors, and a total of $230 million has been raised. Construction of the two buildings could start by the end of 2016. A total of five new buildings are planned for Fenway Center; the project will cost nearly $600 million to build.


The development team is now proposing to construct Fenway Center in two phases. The first phase would include the two new apartment buildings and would be constructed on the existing surface parking lots along Beacon Street. The second phase would include three additional buildings and would be constructed above the Massachusetts Turnpike on a new decking. Construction of the first phase would take approximately two years. The development team hopes to start construction of the decking above the Massachusetts Turnpike towards the end of construction of the first phase.


The new two-phased approach would require approval from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The current agreement between the development team and MassDOT calls for construction of the decking over the Massachusetts Turnpike as part of the project's first phase. Per project developer John Rosenthal, MassDOT officials have been receptive towards the proposed change. Rosenthal hopes that successful completion of Fenway Center's first phase will raise capital and attract investment necessary to construct the second phase over the Massachusetts Turnpike.


An aerial rendering of Fenway Center is posted above. The following is a rendering of Fenway Center frontage along Beacon Street:


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More information about Fenway Center is posted below.


Boston Landing
- Jun 16, 2016

New Balance Headquarters earns LEED Platinum resource efficiency certification


New Balance's new headquarters facility at Boston Landing, completed in 2015, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum resource efficiency certification. This is the highest attainable efficiency honor awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). New Balance's facility is the first in the United States and one of only three worldwide to earn all possible points for Indoor Environmental Quality under the USGBC's rating system.


Source: Commercial Property Executive


The Auerbach Center
- Jun 14, 2016

New Boston Celtics practice facility at Boston Landing moves forward


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved 40 Guest Street, a new mixed-use building at Boston Landing, for construction at this month’s board meeting. Construction of the building is expected to commence in fall 2016.


The new six-story building will contain office and retail space as well as the new practice facility of the Boston Celtics basketball team. 40 Guest Street is the next phase of the Boston Landing development project. The following is a link to the Development Plan for 40 Guest Street.


Saint Gabriel’s Monastery Redevelopment
- May 27, 2016

New housing proposed at former Brighton monastery


The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) reports that Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (CC&F) proposes to construct a 680­-unit, 610,000 square foot graduate student housing facility at the 11.6-acre former Saint Gabriel’s Monastery at 159­-201 Washington Street in Brighton. The proposed project would include four new residential buildings and renovation of the existing monastery building.


The new residential buildings would be three to seven stories tall. The project would be designed to accommodate over 4,100 residents. The renovated monastery building would house co­-working space, a cafe and the project’s leasing office. The project would include approximately 400 parking spaces.


No proposed timeframe for the project has been reported at this time. John Moriarty & Associates would be the project’s general contractor. The new buildings would be built using wood­-frame construction, a first for large­-scale unionized projects in Boston.


345 Harrison
- May 27, 2016

345 Harrison officially breaks ground


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official 345 Harrison groundbreaking ceremony this past Wednesday, May 25th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to UDR on this important milestone. 345 Harrison will further enliven the rapidly developing South End New York Streets neighborhood with hundreds of new residents in addition to new retail space. Above and below are the latest renderings of 345 Harrison.


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Nighttime view of 345 Harrison from Traveler Street towards Downtown Boston


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View of 345 Harrison at corner of Harrison Avenue (right) and Traveler Street (left)


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View of 345 Harrison at corner of Traveler Street (right) and Washington Street (left)

Speakers at the 345 Harrison groundbreaking ceremony included UDR Vice President of Development Robert McCullough, UDR Development Associate Elizabeth Likovich, City of Boston Chief of Civic Engagement Jerome Smith, CBT Architects Principal David Hancock and John Moriarty & Associates CEO David Leathers.


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UDR Vice President of Development Robert McCullough


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UDR Development Associate Elizabeth Likovich


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City of Boston Chief of Civic Engagement Jerome Smith


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CBT Architects Principal David Hancock


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John Moriarty & Associates CEO David Leathers


Speeches were followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction site.


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Shovels about to fly at 345 Harrison


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Shovels fly at 345 Harrison


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UDR development team


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CBT Architects team


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View of the ceremonial groundbreaking tent


Pile driving and excavation are underway at 345 Harrison. A large section of the project’s sheet pile wall is in place. The sheet pile wall will reinforce 345 Harrison’s foundation and underground parking garage. Two new buildings will be built at 345 Harrison.


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Excavators parked along a section of 345 Harrison's sheet pile wall


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View of 345 Harrison sheet pile wall along Harrison Avenue (right) towards Downtown Boston


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View of 345 Harrison sheet pile wall construction facing Harrison Avenue and Ink Block


Concrete piles are being driven for additional structural support. Approximately 650 concrete piles will be driven at 345 Harrison. A number of H piles will also be driven. A number of piles have been driven along the north side of the project site fronting William Mullins Way. Pre-trenching is underway to remove debris and stone and prepare the south side of the site fronting Traveler Street for pile driving.


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Concrete pile driving underway at the corner of Harrison Avenue and William Mullins Way


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View of pile driving at 345 Harrison including concrete piles, H piles and sheet piles


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The 345 Harrison construction team drives concrete piles along Harrison Avenue


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Pre-trenching underway at the south side of 345 Harrison


Excavation of 345 Harrison’s underground parking garage is well underway. A one-level underground garage with parking for 275 cars and 325 bicycles will be built along William Mullins Way. Approximately 10 more vertical feet will be excavated prior to the garage’s completion.


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View of partially excavated section of 345 Harrison's underground parking garage along William Mullins Way looking towards Harrison Avenue


UDR is looking for suggestions for potential names and building amenities for 345 Harrison. Tweet your suggestions with #Lovefor345Name and #Lovefor345Amenity, respectively, and you could win up to $10,000!


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UDR #Lovefor345 graphic


345 Harrison is expected to open in early 2018. Pre-leasing of residences at 345 Harrison has begun, visit UDR’s 345 Harrison page for more information and to join the interest list. A live camera has been installed showing progress at 345 Harrison. More information about 345 Harrison is posted below.


The following are photographs of 345 Harrison taken earlier in May showing excavation and sheet pile driving underway:


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Panoramic view of 345 Harrison site from corner of Washington Street and William Mullins Way


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Panoramic view of 345 Harrison site from corner of Harrison Avenue and William Mullins Way


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View of excavation underway in background and sheet piles ready for driving in foreground


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View of sheet pile wall along Harrison Avenue towards SoWA


Proto
- May 22, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies breaks ground at 88 Ames Street


J. Derenzo Companies recently broke ground at 88 Ames Street in Kendall Square and has begun work on installation and improvement of sewage and utilities for the new 22-story mixed-use tower. The tower will contain approximately 280 rental apartments and 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.


Work underway along Ames Street


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Excavation by J. Derenzo Companies in preparation for utility installation


Materials including manhole caps and pipes are staged at 88 Ames Street for upcoming installation. Work is also underway to reinforce the existing parking garage for construction of the adjacent tower. The garage will be partially demolished to make way for the tower.


A J. Derenzo Companies excavator alongside materials for utilities construction


J. Derenzo Companies excavators alongside materials for utilities construction


Pipes staged for utilities installation


Manhole covers staged for utilities installation


A groundbreaking ceremony for 88 Ames Street was held on April 14th, 2016. A live webcam has been installed with a live stream of construction activity at 88 Ames Street. The following is a link to the live webcam.


More information about 88 Ames Street is posted below.


Pierce Boston
- Apr 25, 2016

Pierce Boston about to pierce Boston's sky

Pierce Boston frame construction starts


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Pierce Boston as seen from Brookline Avenue


Pierce Boston, named for its architecture that "pierces" the sky, is rising fast! Construction of Pierce Boston’s 30-story frame has begun. A tower crane has been installed; J. Derenzo Companies is at work building the tower crane’s lagging pit to protect the crane and surrounding pipelines. J. Derenzo Companies is also performing excavations for installation of plumbing at Pierce Boston.


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J. Derenzo Companies builds crane lagging pit


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J. Derenzo Companies performs excavations for plumbing


Pierce Boston’s elevator core has risen two stories. A Peri Skydeck formwork system has been installed along one end of Pierce Boston’s future frame to pour concrete for the building's second story. S&F Concrete is Pierce Boston's concrete contractor; John Moriarty & Associates is Pierce Boston's general contractor.


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Pierce Boston with tower crane at left, Peri Skydeck at center and elevator core at right


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Pierce Boston with elevator core at left and Peri Skydeck at right


At the frame’s opposite end, a wall is under construction for the Peri system’s second half.


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Pierce Boston construction team prepares Peri system wall


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A worker prepares the Peri system wall


The Peri system will soon extend all the way to the wall, and concrete for Pierce Boston's second story will be poured. 


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View of the wall (at left) with respect to the rest of the currently built Peri system


The Peri system will frame the concrete pour for Pierce Boston's second story. Concrete will be poured along the top of the system's decking and along support pillars beneath. The following is an animation showing concrete poured along a Peri system:



Once the concrete has settled, the same Peri system will be used to construct all 30 of Pierce Boston’s stories. Concrete has already been poured along some of Pierce Boston's second story support pillars.


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View of Peri system underbody. Note concrete anchors in place for pouring of support pillars.


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View of Peri system underbody. Concrete has been poured along some second story support pillars.


We got to climb to the top of the Peri system's decking, where we saw the construction team preparing concrete anchors in anticipation of pouring concrete to construct Pierce Boston’s second story. These anchors will frame third story support pillars.


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Construction team prepares concrete anchors for the next story's concrete pour


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Another angle of concrete anchor preparation atop the Peri system's decking


At the top, we found more Peri system decking panels that will be used to construct the full Peri system decking for Pierce Boston’s second story concrete pour.


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Peri system decking panels ready for full system construction


The following is a video in which Joel Hagan of S&F Concrete explains the Peri system:



From the top of the Peri system decking, we saw freshly poured concrete along what will be a loading dock for Pierce Boston. Pierce Boston's underground parking structure, partially located beneath the future loading lock, is complete.


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Aerial view of freshly poured loading dock concrete


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Straight-on view of freshly poured loading dock concrete


The Pierce Boston construction team is hard at work building a game-changing tower that will set a new standard for Boston luxury living.


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A worker prepares to install a new Peri system decking panel and extend the Peri system along Pierce Boston's full dimensions


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A worker constructs Pierce Boston's future loading dock


Additional information about Pierce Boston is posted below.


Feb 20, 2016

Pierce Boston frame about to rise


J. Derenzo Companies is performing excavations in preparation for construction of the first story of Pierce Boston’s 30-story frame. Concrete is just about to be poured at the base of Pierce Boston’s future elevator core. A tower crane is now being installed, signaling the impending start of frame construction.


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Pierce Boston's future elevator core ready for a concrete pour. In the background is the base of Pierce Boston's tower crane.


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A full view of the Pierce Boston construction site with the future elevator core at center. At right is J. Derenzo Companies preparing for Pierce Boston's frame construction

Pierce Boston's underground parking structure is just about complete and will soon be sealed from above. Accordingly, construction of Pierce Boston's sheet pile wall is complete. The parking structure is connected underground to the existing parking structure of neighboring Fenway Triangle.

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View of Pierce Boston sheet pile wall above underground parking structure

Pile driving is complete at Pierce Boston. Pile drivers have been moved off site, making way for construction of Pierce Boston's frame.

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Pile drivers are no longer located on the Pierce Boston construction site


150 Seaport
- Mar 30, 2016

An Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) has been submitted for the proposed 22-story waterfront tower at 150 Seaport Boulevard in Boston's Seaport District. The EPNF offers a glimpse at a number of new renderings:


   

   


Proposed square footage at 150 Seaport has increased slightly, from 275,000 square feet to 283,700. 124 residential condominium units are now proposed, up from 110. Resident amenities would include a fitness spa and a library. 


A total of 273,000 square feet of residential space are proposed at 150 Seaport; on the ground and second floors would be 10,700 square feet of retail and restaurant space. An underground parking garage would be built with 179 spaces.


John Moriarty and Associates, who is also building nearby One Seaport Square, is 150 Seaport's construction manager. Construction is anticipated to commence on 150 Seaport in the second quarter of 2017.


The following is a link to the new Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) for 150 Seaport. Additional project information is posted below.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Mar 28, 2016

The Benjamin at One Seaport Square tops off


The Benjamin apartment tower at One Seaport Square topped off last week on Wednesday, March 23rd. A ceremony was held Wednesday in which the frame’s final beam, adorned with a pine tree, was lifted to the very top of the 22-story building:


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Glass is being installed along The Benjamin’s facade fronting Northern Avenue. Glass installation has reached the building’s fourth story:


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Accordingly, fireproofing and moisture/mold-resistant sheathing are actively being installed along The Benjamin’s lower floors:


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Installation of balconies along The Benjamin’s facade has progressed significantly. Residents will enjoy sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor:


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Per a recent update by John Hynes, Boston Global Investors' Managing Director, VIA, the second apartment tower at One Seaport Square, will top off within the next month:


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The One Seaport Square project is on schedule for mid-2017 completion.


Updated photographs of One Seaport Square are posted above. More project information, including renderings, is posted below.


The Residences at Boston Landing
- Mar 18, 2016

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved 125 Guest Street for construction at last night's board meeting. The project will contain 295 residential units; 38 units will be designated affordable in compliance with the City of Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy. Retail spaces will be located on 125 Guest Street's ground floor.


Per 125 Guest Street's expanded project notification form filed in December 2015, construction is expected to commence on 125 Guest Street in the fourth quarter of 2016 and last for approximately 24 months. 125 Guest Street will be a residential component of the Boston Landing mixed-use development in Allston/Brighton.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Mar 04, 2016

One Seaport Square's frame is well on its way to completion. Per a recent update by John Hynes, Boston Global Investors' Managing Director, The Benjamin will top off within the next three weeks. VIA will follow shortly afterwards, topping off within the next seven weeks.


   

   

   

   

   


150 Seaport
- Feb 28, 2016

New details of the 150 Seaport project were presented at the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory Committee Meeting on February 17th, 2016. Developer Cronin Holdings LLC filed a Letter of Intent for 150 Seaport on December 21st, 2015.


The proposed project has prompted a review of the Boston Redevelopment Authority's existing South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan, a guideline for planning and development in the Seaport District and along the South Boston Waterfront. Specifically, the Boston Redevelopment Authority is pursuing an amendment for the 21,000 square foot proposed 150 Seaport site. The Plan, which dates to 2000, does not include the proposed 150 Seaport site. In 2000, the site was one of the few developed sites in the Seaport District.

At the February 17th meeting, Cronin Holdings LLC presented new proposal details including harbor setbacks, shadow impacts and building footprints:












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Notice of Plan renewal and amendment:


EB80
- Feb 08, 2016

Developer The Druker Company is ready to begin construction at EB80 and is waiting to sign a major office tenant before breaking ground. John Moriarty and Associates will manage EB80's construction. When complete, the 308,000 square foot EB80 will consist of 290,000 square feet of office space and 18,000 square feet of retail space.


EB80 is the first approved office building in a rapidly-developing corner of Boston's South End. On February 3rd, 2016, developer Nordblom Company filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to construct a 216,000 square foot addition consisting of office space to an existing parking garage located across the street from the Ink Block development.


345 Harrison
- Feb 08, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies completes demolition at 345 Harrison


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has demolished the former Graybar Electric building at 345 Harrison. In spring 2016, construction will commence of two new mixed-use buildings with approximately 585 residential units and up to 40,000 square feet of retail.


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345 Harrison site following demolition of Graybar Electric building


Boston Landing
- Feb 01, 2016

Impressive progress is being made at Boston Landing, a transformative multi-phased mixed-use development project in Boston's Allston neighborhood. New Balance's recently-opened headquarters building has a striking presence on both Guest Street, the Boston Landing development's main artery, and the parallel Massachusetts Turnpike, with sweeping curves and an overall distinctive design. New Balance's new headquarters opened for business in September 2015. Next door, an under-construction ice rink and 10-story office building are nearing completion. The ice rink will serve as the Boston Bruins' official practice facility.


On our recent visit, the construction team was hard at work putting finishing touches on the ice rink and office building, both of which are expected to be complete by fall 2016. Take a look at our new construction photographs posted above. More project information, including the full Boston Landing development plan, is posted below. Also check out 125 Guest Street, a residential component of Boston Landing currently under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.


399 Congress
- Jan 28, 2016

The Seaport District parcel approved for construction of The Residences at 399 Congress Street was sold today by Madison Seaport Holdings LLC to 399 Congress LLC, an affiliate of developer Crescent Heights. Sale price was $36,000,000.


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The parcel was last sold in 2006 to Madison Seaport Holdings LLC for $5,650,000.


The Hub on Causeway
- Jan 27, 2016

We had the honor and privilege of joining Boston Properties and Delaware North at the official groundbreaking ceremony today for Phase One of The Hub on Causeway! We are very excited to watch John Moriarty and Associates build this project and cannot wait to experience the energy The Hub on Causeway will bring to the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood and downtown Boston. Anticipated completion of Phase One is in late 2018. Learn more about Phase One and see project renderings below. Also take a look at our photographs from today's groundbreaking ceremony, posted above!


610 Main Street North
- Jan 21, 2016

Exterior finishes and glass panels are just about fully installed at 610 Main Street North. Work continues to progress on interior and ground-floor retail spaces.


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100 Binney
- Jan 21, 2016

100 Binney foundation excavation underway


Excavation of 100 Binney’s foundation and underground parking structure is underway. Concrete has been poured along the sides of the foundation. A horizontal foundation support system has been installed to reinforce the foundation during excavation. 


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View North from Linskey Way


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View West from Linskey Way


Pierce Boston
- Jan 12, 2016

Pile driving and foundation construction underway at Pierce Boston


Pile driving and foundation construction are well underway at Pierce Boston. Steel piles are being driven to provide structural support. Sheet piles are being driven to construct a sheet pile wall. The sheet pile wall will reinforce Pierce Boston's foundation and underground parking structure. A total of 325 piles will be driven at Pierce Boston.

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Steel pile driving underway at Pierce Boston

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Steel pile about to be loaded into the pile driver

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Sheet piles already driven along Pierce Boston's future sheet pile wall. At right are sheet piles about to be driven.


One Canal
- Jan 10, 2016

Leasing begins at One Canal, building nearing completion


Leasing has begun at One Canal as the building nears completion. Visit LiveOneCanal.com for more leasing information. Exterior finishes are just about fully installed, and glass has been installed along One Canal's future ground-floor retail spaces. The construction elevator system is being dismantled, and windows and finishes are being installed in its' place.


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View of One Canal from New Chardon Street


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Future ground-floor retail


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Exterior finishes nearly fully installed


150 Seaport
- Dec 25, 2015

Cronin Holdings LLC's official Letter of Intent for 150 Seaport is now posted:



Cronin Holdings LLC has also released an official website for the project at 150seaport.com.


The Residences at Boston Landing
- Dec 02, 2015

An Expanded Project Notification Form was submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 125 Guest Street. View the full form at http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/getattachment/4f23f1d9-9f6c-4fde-a27e-1d41077e54ec.


One Canal
- Nov 27, 2015

Exterior finish installation underway at One Canal


Exterior finish installation is well underway at One Canal. Windows are installed throughout, and the red and yellow brick facade is just about complete. Blue fireproofing has been set in place for installation of metal panel finishes along the windows.

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View from North End


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View from Haymarket Station


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View from North Washington Street


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View at Canal Street and New Chardon Street


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Metal panel installation underway


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View from North Washington Street


The Hub on Causeway
- Nov 24, 2015

The TD Garden project is off to a strong start! John Moriarty and Associates is hard at work preparing the former parking lot on Causeway Street for the ultimate construction of a three-tower mixed-use development. View our site photographs above, and stay tuned for further updates!

For official project renderings, visit http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/getattachment/43af8d83-a3c0-4d67-a242-43c42f7affe4.


345 Harrison
- Nov 08, 2015

Demolition at 345 Harrison underway


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division is demolishing the former Graybar Electric building at 345 Harrison. Demolition is well underway and will clear the site for construction of two new buildings.

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Demolition of Graybar Electric building underway


The Viola
- Nov 04, 2015

MassDOT officials approved a deal this week with Peebles Corporation to develop the Viola. Peebles will make a $30.5M rent payment to MassDOT in exchange for development rights.

Boston Globe writeup— http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/11/03/airrights/D3prxqWZUQp4cg16GeKugI/story.html?event=eve...


Olmsted Place
- Nov 02, 2015

Olmsted Place opened yesterday, November 1st, 2015, to new residents. The following are photographs of Olmsted Place taken on opening day:


Olmsted Place Photos


Pierce Boston
- Oct 20, 2015

Webcam installed at Pierce Boston


A live construction webcam has been installed at Pierce Boston.


Pierce Boston
- Oct 13, 2015

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Pierce Boston as foundation construction commences


An official groundbreaking ceremony for Pierce Boston (formerly The Point) will be held this Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Construction of Pierce Boston is moving forward swiftly; pile driving and construction of Pierce Boston's foundation and underground parking structure has begun.

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Pile drivers as seen from Boylston Street

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Pile drivers as seen from Brookline Avenue


Pierce Boston
- Aug 05, 2015

The Point rebranded Pierce Boston


The Point, currently under construction in the Fenway, has been rebranded Pierce Boston.


Pierce Boston
- Jun 17, 2015

Demolition complete at The Point


J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition division has completed demolition of the former building located on the Point development site. Construction will soon begin on foundations of a new 30-story tower.

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Former building has been demolished


One Canal
- May 28, 2015

Window and fireproofing installation underway at One Canal


Windows and blue fireproofing are being installed along One Canal's topped-off frame. Purple moisture-resistant cladding has been nearly fully installed. Brick finishes have been installed along the frame fronting Valenti Way.


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View from Greenway


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Corner of Canal Street and New Chardon Street


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Corner of Canal Street and New Chardon Street


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View along Valenti Way


300 Mass Ave
- Apr 30, 2015

The architectural style for 300 Massachusetts Ave will resemble modern-futurism. A wide array of horizontal and vertical lines will make the relatively short stature of the building cut into the skyline. Adding to the interesting design of the building is the stacked boxes look. The exterior of the establishment displays boxy shapes that overlap and contrast in a crowded yet tasteful way. These contrasting forms function to further heighten the building, making it appear taller while highlighting the tan brickwork that is characteristic of surrounding buildings.


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