Mar 14, 2018
On Thursday, March 15th at 545 Medford St, Charlestown, Massachusetts at 6 PM there will be a public council hearing regarding the development of One Charlestown.
The proposed $1 billion development, is a 3.3 million square foot redevelopment of the existing 27.6-acre, 1,100-unit Bunker Hill public housing project into 3,200 mixed-income residential units with a neighborhood retail component. All 42 existing Bunker Hill housing buildings, dating to 1941, would be demolished and replaced with new buildings consisting of apartment and duplex unit formats.
Dec 28, 2017
The Harlo new-construction luxury apartment tower now open in Fenway
The Harlo, a new-construction luxury apartment tower located in the heart of the Fenway neighborhood, has opened to residents. The building features 212 studio to three-bedroom apartments, with amenities including a top-level sky deck with sweeping views; a fifth-floor terrace with barbecue stations, canopies and a fire pit; intimate lounges and co-working and fitness spaces. The Harlo's facade is distinctively multifaceted, with a unique blend of red, yellow, brown and black exterior finish panels meshed with floor-to-ceiling windows. On The Harlo’s ground floor, Tatte Bakery and Oath Pizza are now open, and Cava Mediterranean Grill will open in early 2018. The following are photographs of The Harlo:
Jul 12, 2017
The Harlo, new luxury residences opening this Fall in Fenway, revealed
Skanska has taken the wraps off of The Harlo, a new luxury residential building featuring 212 studio to three-bedroom apartments opening this Fall at 1350 Boylston Street in the Fenway. The Harlo will feature an eclectic collection of today’s most desirable amenities, including a top-level sky deck with sweeping views; a fifth-floor terrace with barbecue stations, canopies and a fire pit; intimate lounges; and co-working and fitness spaces. Residences will feature elegant finishes including exposed concrete ceilings, quartz countertops and hardwood floors. The Harlo will be professionally managed by Bozzuto. On The Harlo’s first floor will be premium dining options including Tatte Bakery, Oath Pizza and Cava Mediterranean Grill. Additional information about The Harlo, including the latest building renderings, is posted above.
May 21, 2017
Finishing touches underway at 1350 Boylston Street luxury apartments, opening this Fall in Fenway
Just about all exterior finishes have been installed along 1350 Boylston Street’s 17-story facade, with window installation complete. Inside the building, state-of-the-art finishes and appliances are being installed in 1350 Boylston Street’s distinctive luxury apartment residences, which will feature sweeping views of the Boston skyline and the Emerald Necklace. Upon completion, 1350 Boylston Street will feature 212 luxurious apartment residences and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space located steps to the MBTA Green Line and a short walk to the Back Bay. The following are photographs of 1350 Boylston Street:
Mar 12, 2017
Facade fully weatherproofed at 1350 Boylston Street luxury apartments in Fenway
Windows and moisture-resistant cladding have been fully installed at 1350 Boylston Street, and exterior finish panels have been installed along over half of the building's facade. Inside 1350 Boylston Street, metal framing is being erected to partition individual residential units. Opening this Fall, 1350 Boylston Street will feature 212 luxury apartment residences and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 1350 Boylston Street:
Feb 14, 2017
Tatte Bakery & Cafe opening at 1350 Boylston Street this Fall
Tatte Bakery & Cafe has signed a lease to open a new location on the ground floor of the upcoming 1350 Boylston Street luxury residential tower, which will open this Fall in the Fenway. Tatte's new space will occupy approximately 2,900 square feet; 1350 Boylston Street will have 7,000 total square feet of retail. The space will feature handpicked lights and antique fixtures and will serve crafted confections and cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, offering future building residents a convenient and luxurious dining option.
Jan 27, 2017
Windows and exterior finishes nearly fully installed at 1350 Boylston Street
The 1350 Boylston Street apartment and retail building's envelope is nearly weather tight, with window installation nearing completion and finish panels installed across over half of the Fenway building. At 1350 Boylston Street’s rooftop mechanical penthouse, dunnage steel has been erected to enclose utilities. Opening within the next year, 1350 Boylston Street will feature 212 luxury residential apartments with approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of 1350 Boylston Street:
Jan 05, 2017
Exterior facade nears completion at 1350 Boylston Street
Exterior finish panels and windows have been fully installed along a large section of the upcoming 17-story 1350 Boylston Street apartment and retail tower in the Fenway. HVAC units have been installed on the tower’s roof, and framing of interior spaces is now underway. Moisture-resistant cladding has been installed along nearly the entire facade, and pouring of concrete floors is complete. 1350 Boylston Street is expected to open this fall. The following is a photograph of 1350 Boylston Street:
Dec 04, 2016
1350 Boylston nears weather tightening
1350 Boylston will soon be weather tight and fully sealed. Along a large section of the upcoming Fenway apartment and retail building, exterior finishes are in place over 16 of 17 stories. Final concrete pouring is underway on 1350 Boylston’s top floor. Windows and finish installation systems are installed at the building’s base, and moisture-resistant cladding has been nearly fully installed. The following is an aerial photograph of 1350 Boylston:
Nov 18, 2016
1350 Boylston Street tops off
Skanska held a topping off ceremony for 1350 Boylston Street, a 17-story mixed-use tower in the Fenway, on Wednesday (November 16th, 2016). The ceremony marks completion of structural steel erection on 1350 Boylston. Work will now commence in earnest on exterior and interior finishing targeting a Fall 2017 opening.
Students from the nearby McKinley Preparatory High School joined Skanska for 1350 Boylston Street's topping off. Throughout the building's construction, Skanska has dedicated time to educating McKinley students about the construction process. “Through each of our construction projects, we aim to contribute to the communities where we work, and 1350 Boylston is a perfect example of that philosophy,” said Kerim Evin, head of Skanska’s Greater Boston building construction operations. “Our partnership with the McKinley School has benefitted our team as well as the students we’ve had the privilege of working with.” The following are photographs from the topping off:
Oct 23, 2016
1350 Boylston Street nears topping off
1350 Boylston Street, a new mixed-use building in the Fenway, is about to top off at 17 stories tall. Moisture-resistant sheathing is being installed at the tower's base, and concrete has been poured on nearly half of the building's floors. A construction elevator is being assembled along 1350 Boylston Street's facade in anticipation of installation of exterior and interior finishes. 1350 Boylston Street is expected to open in Fall 2017; additional information about 1350 Boylston Street can be found above. The following is a tweet by Girder-Slab showing 1350 Boylston Street's nearly topped-off frame:
Thanks @SkanskaUSA for the tour of 1350 Boylston St #Boston. Girder-Slab is available competitively from your customary steel fabricators! pic.twitter.com/YzhXbbQKkv— GIRDER-SLAB® (@GirderSlab) October 19, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
One Charlestown detailed plans filed with BPDA
Proponents Corcoran Jennison and SunCal have filed a Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning & Development Authority (BPDA) containing detailed plans for One Charlestown, the proposed $1 billion, 3.3 million square foot redevelopment of the existing 27.6-acre, 1,100-unit Bunker Hill public housing project in Charlestown; the following is a link to the PNF. One Charlestown would reconfigure the project site, replacing the existing low-rise buildings with new ones ranging from six to 21 stories tall containing a total of 3,200 mixed-income residential units and approximately 100,000 square feet of civic and retail space. All 1,100 public housing units would be preserved, and all current residents would have the right to return. One Charlestown housing units would include 750 affordable rentals, 350 senior affordable rentals, 1,500 market rate rentals and 600 market rate ownership condominiums ranging from studios to four-bedrooms.
Two new public parks would be constructed at One Charlestown along with streetscape improvements. One Charlestown would be built in three phases over an approximately
ten year period beginning in 2018. Additional information about and renderings of One Charlestown can be found above.
Aug 20, 2016
One Charlestown development moving forward, Letter of Intent filed
Proponents Corcoran Jennison Associates and SunCal filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last Tuesday (August 16th, 2016) to construct One Charlestown and anticipate filing an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) with additional information and renderings within the next 30 days. The proposed One Charlestown would revamp the existing 27.6-acre, 1,100-unit Bunker Hill public housing project into 3,200 mixed-income residential units with a neighborhood retail component. The following is a link to the LOI for One Charlestown; additional information about the One Charlestown proposal can be found above and at the One Charlestown website. The following are renderings of One Charlestown:
Jun 30, 2016
1350 Boylston Street foundation nearly complete, superstructure steel rising
1350 Boylston Street’s concrete foundation is nearly complete, and the 18-story elevator core is finished. Concrete has been poured along the entire base of the 105-car underground parking structure. The horizontal foundation support system, used to reinforce the under-construction foundation, has been dismantled. Steel forms are posted along the sides of the parking structure; concrete will soon be poured into these forms to complete 1350 Boylston Street’s foundation. Additional concrete framing equipment is staged along the base, as well as cast iron pipes that will be used to construct the building’s drainage system.
Superstructure construction at 1350 Boylston Street is off to a strong start; vertical steel girders are installed along nearly the entire parking structure’s base. 1350 Boylston Street will be a 17-story building that will feature 212 rental residential apartments and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
View of superstructure steel and foundation from Private Alley 932
Panoramic view of construction site from Private Alley 932
Foundation under construction
Material for drainage system
View of superstructure steel and foundation from corner of Boylston Street and Kilmarnock Street
Tower crane and elevator core
More information about 1350 Boylson Street is posted below.
May 10, 2016
Elevator core at 1350 Boylston Street tops off
1350 Boylston Street's elevator core has topped off. At the top of the elevator core is a decking system that was used to frame pouring of concrete to construct the core.
1350 Boylston Street's topped-off elevator core. Note decking at top of core.
View of 1350 Boylston Street's elevator core from nearby Pierce Boston
Construction of 1350 Boylston Street's 17-story steel superstructure has begun. The first pieces of superstructure steel have been installed at the building's base.
Vertical pieces of superstructure steel installed at 1350 Boylston Street
View of rising steel superstructure (center) with respect to elevator core (left) and sheet pile wall (right)
At the base of the parking structure, the construction team is assembling a PERI Skydeck system that will be used to frame pouring of concrete to construct 1350 Boylston Street's superstructure. A similar system is being used to build Pierce Boston, a 30-story tower also under construction in the Fenway neighborhood.
At the parking structure's base are the walls and yellow beams used to build the Skydeck system
Concrete for 1350 Boylston Street's mat foundation has been poured at the base of the parking structure. Additional foundation concrete is now being poured vertically along the sheet pile wall. With foundation concrete poured and superstructure construction underway, 1350 Boylston Street's horizontial foundation support system will soon be dismantled.
View of foundation support system extending horizontially across the poured foundation
View of foundation concrete poured vertically along the sheet pile wall up to the horizontal foundation support system. Concrete will be poured along the entire sheet pile wall following dismantling of the support system.
View of foundation support system against sheet pile wall
View of foundation support system against sheet pile wall
More information about 1350 Boylston Street is posted below.
Feb 20, 2016
Tower crane installed at 1350 Boylston Street
A tower crane has been installed at 1350 Boylston Street, signaling the impending start of elevator core and superstructure construction. When we arrived at 1350 Boylston Street, tower crane installation had just been completed. The crane used to build the tower crane was parked on site.
View of completed red tower crane (right) beside the white crane (left) used to build the tower crane
A second smaller white crane was also present, presumably to lift the excavators out of the nearly fully excavated parking structure.
At right is the larger white crane used to build the tower crane. At left is the smaller white crane, which has presumably just lifted the yellow excavator beside it out of the parking structure.
View of both white cranes along Boylston Street
View of white crane securing system
Excavation of 1350 Boylston Street's foundation and parking structure is almost complete. Foundation concrete will soon be poured along the sheet pile wall and the base of the parking structure.
An excavator at the base of the nearly fully excavated foundation. Along the perimeter of the foundation is a sheet pile wall horizontally reinforced by a foundation support system.
Jan 12, 2016
Foundation construction underway at 1350 Boylston Street
Foundation construction is underway at 1350 Boylston Street. The construction crew is currently excavating the building’s future basement and underground parking garage.
Excavation underway at 1350 Boylston Street
Excavation underway at 1350 Boylston Street
A sheet pile wall has been constructed along the perimeter of the 17-story building's foundation. An excavation support system has been installed horizontially across the foundation area to reinforce the completed sheet pile wall.
Excavation support system reinforces sheet pile wall
View of excavation support system across foundation area
Oct 20, 2015
Burger King demolished
Burger King has been demolished, and construction of the new 17-story building at 1350 Boylston Street will commence
by the end of the month.
1350 Boylston Street parcel, now vacant
Jun 14, 2015
Burger King demolition imminent
Construction fencing has been installed surrounding the 1350 Boylston Street parcel, signaling the imminent demolition of the Burger King restaurant structure to make way for a new 17-story building.
Construction fencing surrounding Burger King