Jan 11, 2019
Final Sections of Glass Facade Install Underway on Penthouse Levels of One Dalton
With a spring opening fast approaching, the final pieces of One Dalton's glass facade are being put in place. These last sections will enclose the duplex penthouse homes on the building's 60 & 61st floors. One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet with the upper floors containing 180 private luxury condos. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.
At the base of the tower, work is also being completed on the building's grand entrances, one for the hotel and one for residences.
Both residents and guests of the hotel will have access to numerous amenities including a fitness center, spa, and indoor pool. Construction is set to be complete in April.
Nov 04, 2018
BLDUP's Sneak Peek Inside One Dalton
One Dalton has been rising to its full height for the past several years, changing the face of the Boston skyline. Now BLDUP has been given a sneak peek inside the luxurious $750 million project and we were not disappointed.
First stop the construction elevator to the 61st floor. At 740 feet, One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England. The top floor along with the 60th below will be home to three ultra-luxurious Penthouse Estates. The 360-degree views, even on a cloudy day are nothing short of amazing. You’ve got Fenway Park, The Charles River, Cambridge, Downtown, and you could practically reach out and touch the Prudential Center. On a clear day, I’m told you can see the Berkshires.
View of Fenway Park from the 61st floor
Along with the views, the Penthouse Estates will each feature Blue de Savoie polished marble countertops and backsplashes paired with SieMatic cabinets, bathrooms featuring heated glazed marble floors and Dornbracht fixtures and a double-height terrace complete with outdoor fireplaces. There is also a service corridor neatly tucked into the back of each unit that will allow the hotel staff to deliver packages, dry cleaning, or room service unnoticed.
Two of these homes are already sold, with the third remaining available at $40 million. Debbie Collins, Director of Sales for Carpenter & Company tells BLDUP the residences at One Dalton are the fastest selling residential development in Four Seasons history. And this is without advertising or marketing. The developers at Carpenter and Company, have run a whisper campaign to date. This word of mouth coupled with the Four Seasons brand has brought in buyers from throughout Boston and beyond.
Floors 26 to 61 of the tower are residential space with no more than 6 units on a given floor. There will be 6 elevators total allowing for easy access to these sky-high condos. The residents will have access to all the hotel amenities below along with the 50/50 Club, a private residents only space on the 50th floor. The development team is converting what would have been a $12 million condo into additional amenity space for the elite homeowners.
After taking in the views, we venture down to the lower floors to check in on the hotel portion of the building. Here finishes are being installed and a sophisticated blend of textiles and textures gives the hotel the opulent feel you would expect from a five-star resort. Every attention has been paid to detail from the millwork on the closets to the door handles that are shaped to look like the building.
The One Dalton shaped door handle
There will be 215 hotel rooms in total in this prime location between Back Bay and the South End.
A corner suite featuring floor to ceiling windows
A spacious custom millwork closet
A stylish black vanity featured in the hotel bathrooms.
Next, we make a stop on the 7th floor, the entire space dedicated to Health and Wellness. There will be a spa, fitness center, and 65 ft curved lap pool. Unfortunately, the pool was covered during our visit but you could still see the beautifully tiled walls and comfortable design of the space. We also saw what will be the fitness space, as with the rest of the building it features numerous large windows for an airy, open feel. We were then able to see what will be one of the luxurious ballroom spaces. Even through the construction, you can see how impressive these spaces will be when complete.
The 65-foot curved lap pool will offer guests and homeowners a year-round retreat.
A pre-function space leading to an opulent ballroom.
Heading downstairs again, we hit the 2nd floor, food, and beverage, which will feature Zuma, Izakaya-style Japanese dining. Zuma’s culinary concept features a main kitchen, sushi counter and robata grill offering modern, sophisticated Japanese cuisine.
As we exit past the site of the upcoming 5,000sf park, I learn what might be my favorite little gem of information about the property, all the sidewalks surrounding the project will be heated. It seems the development and design teams really have thought of everything. With an expected opening in just several months, April 2019, we can’t wait to see One Dalton complete.
One of what will be two grand entrances to One Dalton (separate for the hotel & residences).
Oct 25, 2018
Glass Facade Install Nearing Top of One Dalton
Install of the glass facade for the 61 story, 740-foot tower is nearing its apex at One Dalton. The massive new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences will include 180 luxury condominiums and a 215 room hotel. Building amenities will include a lap pool, fitness center, salon, and 50th-floor residents lounge. There will also be a new 5,000 square foot park built at the tower's base.
One Dalton is scheduled to open in Spring 2019.
Aug 07, 2018
$750 Million One Dalton Tower Tops Off
The highly anticipated One Dalton tower has topped off on this sweltering August day. The $750 million project will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet and 61 stories tall and will consist of 712,500 square feet of residential, hotel and retail space. One Dalton's upper floors will contain 180 private luxury condominium residences. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.
One Dalton building amenities will include a lap pool, a fitness center, a salon with manicure, pedicure and hair styling services, a private yoga and pilates studio, a golf simulator room with a wet bar and a private theater room. A 50th floor Private Residents’ Club Lounge designed by Thierry Despont will feature a dining room, a lounge area, a fully appointed bar and catering kitchen and a terrace with sweeping views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. A new 5,000 square foot park will be constructed at One Dalton's ground level.
Jun 21, 2018
Construction at One Dalton Reaches 60th Floor
Construction at One Dalton has reached the 60th floor and is proceeding at a clip of about one and a half floors per week. Upon completion, One Dalton will be the tallest residential building in all of New England – transforming Boston’s skyline at 742 feet tall.
One Dalton, which will house 215 Four Seasons hotel rooms and 160 luxury condominium residences, is scheduled top off in July 2018 and the new five-star Four Seasons hotel will be open for business in March 2019.
Jun 14, 2018
Exterior finishing continues on One Dalton
Work continues on the exterior of One Dalton with over half of the exterior glass facade now in place. As the 61 story tower continues to take shape it's presence has already changed the iconic Boston skyline.
With an expected opening of first quarter 2019, pre-sales continue as buyers look to join this exclusive new community.
One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet and will consist of 712,500 square feet of residential, hotel and retail space. One Dalton's upper floors will contain 180 private luxury condominium residences. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.
Jan 01, 2018
One Dalton hotel component tops off, work on upper floor condominiums begins
One Dalton’s 23-story, 215-key hotel component has topped off, and work has begun to construct the tower’s 180 luxury condominium residences and exclusive amenity spaces on floors 24 through 61. About 20 stories of One Dalton’s blue glass curtain wall facade have been constructed, and the tower is now beginning to surpass the height of the adjacent 30 Dalton and Sheraton Hotel towers on its’ way to becoming the Back Bay and Boston’s third-tallest tower at 61 stories and 740 feet high. One Dalton’s concrete superstructure is expected to top off in mid-2018, with completion expected by late 2018.
Condominiums at One Dalton are now on sale starting at $2.75 million. At the tower's summit will be three two-level Penthouse Estates, two of which are reportedly under agreement. One of the Penthouse Estates has reportedly sold to Dell Technologies Chairman & CEO Michael Dell, and one reportedly sold for about $40 million. A third Penthouse Estate is currently offered for $40 million.
Amenities at One Dalton will include a pool and fitness center, a salon, a yoga and pilates studio and a 50th floor Private Residents’ Club Lounge featuring an indoor lounge and dining area as well as an outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. The following are photographs of One Dalton:
Nov 10, 2017
Newly built 55 Seaport offices sold for $23.5 million, setting new Seaport District price per square foot record
Boston Global Investors has sold 55 Seaport Boulevard, a new-construction 13,550-square-foot office building in the Seaport District home to the firm's headquarters, to Zurich Alternative Asset Management for $23.5 million. The sale amounts to approximately $1,734 per square foot, topping the $1,027 per square foot paid by Union Investment in April 2016 to acquire the 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport and setting the new record for most expensive price per square foot sale of a Seaport District office building.
55 Seaport Boulevard features approximately 7,175 square feet of office space, occupied by Boston Global Investors, and approximately 6,375 square feet of retail space, occupied by CapitalOne. Boston Global Investors listed 55 Seaport Boulevard for sale in October 2016 through Newmark Knight Frank. The building was completed in Fall 2016.
Nov 02, 2017
Michael Dell scoops up second Boston penthouse at 61-story One Dalton tower
Dell Technologies Chairman & CEO Michael Dell has reportedly entered a contract to acquire one of three $40 million penthouse residences atop the 61-story One Dalton tower under construction in the Back Bay, which, following Dell’s acquisition of a Millennium Tower penthouse residence last year, would make Dell the owner of penthouses at both of Boston’s, and New England’s, tallest residential towers. Per a Wall Street Journal report, Dell’s penthouse will be approximately 7,300 square feet in size across two stories, with a 570-square-foot outdoor terrace.
Listed for sale at $40 million each, One Dalton’s penthouses are expected to be Boston’s most expensive ever sold, nearly 15% higher than the $35 million, 13,000-square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse acquired by billionaire John Grayken in 2016. Sales of condominiums at One Dalton have not yet closed. Dell purchased his 4,110-square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse for $10.9 million, closing on the residence in December 2016. Dell Technologies acquired Hopkinton, MA-based EMC Corporation for $60 billion in Fall 2016.
One Dalton will be Boston’s third-tallest building at 740 feet and 61 stories tall, featuring 180 private luxury condominium residences above a 215-room Four Seasons luxury hotel. Completion of One Dalton is expected in Fall 2018. The building has reached nearly half of its’ full height and is expected to top off in early 2018. The following is a photograph of One Dalton:
Oct 01, 2017
Boston Global Investors selling Seaport headquarters to Zurich Alternative Asset Management for $23 million
Boston Global Investors will reportedly sell its' newly built 13,500-square-foot headquarters building at 55 Seaport Boulevard in the Seaport District to Zurich Alternative Asset Management for almost $23 million. Per a report by The Real Reporter, the building’s location, combined with its' triple-net leases with a weighted-average lease term of almost 10 years, created intense competition for the building. The sale, which has yet to close, would top $1,700 per square foot, higher than the record $1,027 per square foot Union Investment paid in April 2016 to acquire the 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport office and retail building in the Seaport District. 101 Seaport's sale price was $452 million; the transaction currently holds the title of most expensive price per square foot sale of a Seaport District office building.
Tenants at 55 Seaport Boulevard include CapitalOne, who has leased the building's 6,375-square-foot retail space for 15 years, and Boston Global Investors, whose headquarters occupies the building's 7,175 square feet of office space. CapitalOne is reportedly paying above $133 per square foot in rent; Boston Global Investors is reportedly on a five-year pact averaging $40 per square foot. Boston Global Investors listed 55 Seaport Boulevard for sale in October 2016 through Newmark Knight Frank. The building was completed in Fall 2016.
Jul 17, 2017
Concrete superstructure rising at One Dalton, New England’s future tallest residential tower
One Dalton future 61-story superstructure, which will be the tallest residential tower in New England, is rising rapidly and has reached over 10 stories high. At One Dalton’s base, the first glass curtain wall sections have been installed; the first glass panels were installed at One Dalton on June 22nd. Installation of mechanical systems is underway throughout the tower; on Level 7, installation of One Dalton’s pool is now underway. One Dalton is expected to top off in early 2018 and open in Fall 2018. The tower will feature 180 private luxury condominium residences above a 215-room Four Seasons luxury hotel. The following are photographs of One Dalton:
Jun 19, 2017
Yotel Boston construction complete, hotel will open this Thursday in Seaport District
Construction is complete at the new Yotel Boston hotel in the Seaport District, which will open this Thursday, June 22nd with a host of new nightlife options. Yotel Boston features 326 rooms targeted towards business travelers, in addition to a year-round, indoor-outdoor Sky Lounge rooftop terrace and bar with sweeping skyline views and a ground-floor Club Lounge with co-working, meeting and dining space. Both lounges will be open to the public. The following are photographs of Yotel Boston:
May 23, 2017
Boston University completes new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
Work is now complete at Boston University (BU)’s new $150 million Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), and the brand-new 173,750-square-foot building is ready to host classes and breakthrough research projects. The nine-story, state-of-the-art CILSE features lab spaces, meeting rooms and common areas for BU’s students, researchers and professors, aiming to sustain collaborative, interdisciplinary research. The new building features a distinctive facade comprised of glass unitized curtain wall and glass fiber reinforced concrete fins, giving the building a striking, transparent, 21st-century presence along Commonwealth Avenue while integrating with BU’s surrounding existing limestone buildings. The following are photographs of the CILSE at BU:
Apr 20, 2017
Archdiocese, WS Development swap Seaport District chapels, investing $25 million in neighborhood
The Archdiocese of Boston and WS Development have swapped ownership of the old and new Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapels in the Seaport District, allowing for development of the old chapel site on Northern Avenue and ensuring the chapel’s continued presence in the Seaport District with the newly completed Seaport Boulevard house of worship. The swap represents a total investment of nearly $25 million in the Seaport District. WS Development acquired the 0.85-acre Northern Avenue site from the Archdiocese for $17,952,490, or $21,120,576.50 per acre. The Northern Avenue chapel will be demolished in the coming months to make way for a 499,400 square foot mixed-use building featuring 425,000 square feet of office/research space atop 69,400 square feet of retail, 4,000 square feet of cultural/educational space and underground parking. The Archdiocese acquired the 6,200 square foot new chapel from WS Development for $6,952,490, or $1,121.37 per square foot. The new chapel will officially open this Sunday (April 23rd, 2017).
Apr 10, 2017
One Dalton residence sells for $40 million, setting new Boston condominium sale record
A luxury residence at the Back Bay’s upcoming 61-story One Dalton tower has reportedly sold for $40 million, which would surpass Boston’s current condominium sale record by $5 million. The sale of a 13,000 square foot penthouse at Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Tower closed last August for $35 million, claiming Boston’s current sales record. The Millennium Tower penthouse sold for nearly $2,700 per square foot; square footage of the One Dalton residence which sold for $40 million has not yet been revealed.
Sales of One Dalton’s 180 luxury residences have not yet closed; a number of residences are reportedly under agreement with sale prices starting at $2.5 million. In an interview with Bloomberg, Richard Friedman, CEO of One Dalton developer Carpenter & Company, said that One Dalton is “the fastest-selling residential project in Four Seasons history,” and that about 90% of One Dalton buyers are American, with a large majority hailing from Boston. “We’ve sold to no Russians. Maybe one person from China, but they have a relationship to Boston, and a few units to people from Europe or the Middle East,” said Friedman.
Apr 10, 2017
Facade complete at Yotel Boston in Seaport District, interior fit out underway
Yotel Boston’s 12-story facade is fully installed, with all brick finishes, metal finish panels and windows installed. Interior fit out is now underway in anticipation of the hotel’s August 1st opening. Yotel Boston will feature 326 hotel rooms ideally suited for business travelers, as well as amenities including a ground-floor Club Lounge and a 12th floor indoor-outdoor roof terrace featuring stunning panoramic skyline views of the city. The following are photographs of Yotel Boston:
Apr 05, 2017
New Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel in Seaport District opening this month
The new Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel in the Seaport District is finished and will open this month on St. George’s Day (Sunday, April 23rd). The new 250-seat chapel, located at 51 Seaport Boulevard, will replace the current chapel on Seaport Square Block D, freeing the approximately 0.85-acre parcel for development and ensuring the presence of a place of worship in the Seaport District for years to come.
Following the new chapel’s opening, the former chapel will be demolished to make way for future development. The most recent preliminary development plans for Block D, detailed in proponent WS Development’s Notice of Project Change (NPC) for Seaport Square submitted to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in February 2017, call for a 499,400 square foot mixed-use building featuring 425,000 square feet of office/research space atop 69,400 square feet of retail, 4,000 square feet of cultural/educational space and underground parking. In conjunction with Block D’s development, a new head house for the Silver Line rapid transit service will be constructed at the corner of Seaport Boulevard and Seaport Common with direct visual and pedestrian access to Boston Harbor, promoting public access to the waterfront. A new street connecting Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue, Pier Street, will also be constructed. Completion of the Block D development is expected in 2020. Detailed plans and renderings for this development have not yet been revealed.
The following are photographs of the new Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel:
Mar 13, 2017
Seaport District's Yotel Boston set to open August 1st, new details and renderings revealed
The brand-new Yotel Boston hotel in the heart of the Seaport District is now taking room reservations beginning August 1st ahead of the hotel's anticipated summer opening. Additionally, the Yotel Boston team has announced that "craft cocktails, local beer [and] fabulous wines" will be served at the hotel's 12th floor Sky Lounge and Rooftop Terrace, which will be open year round to both guests and the public. "Rooftop wellness classes, live music and arts collaborations" will also be offered on the 12th floor. New renderings of Yotel Boston's interior amenities have been revealed; these renderings are posted above.
Mar 09, 2017
Finishing touches underway at BU's Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
Interior fit-out is nearing completion at Boston University (BU)’s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), which will open this spring. Both the CILSE's glass curtain wall and exterior finish panels are fully installed. The CILSE will provide the BU community with a state-of-the-art research facility featuring shared, flexible lab spaces epitomizing 21st century collaborative workspace design. The following are photographs of the BU CILSE:
Mar 01, 2017
One Dalton concrete superstructure pouring underway
One Dalton's 61-story, 740 foot tall concrete superstructure, which will be New England's tallest residential building upon completion, has risen 2 full stories. The construction team is now at work pouring One Dalton's 3rd floor concrete slab. Concrete will continue to be poured at a rate of 1 floor per week; One Dalton is expected to top off in early 2018. One Dalton will feature 180 private luxury condominium residences positioned above a 215-room Four Seasons luxury hotel. The following are photographs of One Dalton:
Feb 02, 2017
New Yotel Boston amenity details revealed
New details of amenities at the upcoming Yotel Boston have been revealed in advance of the Seaport District hotel's opening this summer. Yotel Boston will feature multiple amenities including a signature ground-floor Club Lounge and a year-round indoor-outdoor rooftop terrace. Rooms at Yotel Boston will feature adjustable SmartBeds, rejuvenating monsoon rain showers and relaxing adjustable mood lighting. A new rendering has been released of a room at Yotel Boston. The latest Yotel Boston details and renderings are posted above.
Jan 26, 2017
Yotel Boston facade nears full completion, interior finishing underway
Yotel Boston's brick and metal facade is complete facing Seaport Boulevard, and just about fully complete at the building's rear. Windows have been fully installed across Yotel Boston's facade. Interior finishing of Yotel Boston’s common spaces and 326 "cabins” is now underway. Yotel "cabins" are approximately 180 square feet in size and are
positioned as an affordable option for business travelers. Yotel Boston is on track to open this summer. The following are photographs of Yotel Boston:
Dec 14, 2016
Facade complete at new Boston University life sciences and engineering building, opening Spring 2017
Glass and exterior finishes have been fully installed at Boston University (BU)'s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), opening Spring 2017 near Kenmore Square. Interior fit out is now underway to prepare the CILSE's classrooms, lab spaces, meeting rooms and other common areas for the start of the spring academic term. The following are photographs of BU's CILSE:
Dec 11, 2016
Welch completes grading at Bentley Multipurpose Arena
The Welch Corporation has completed grading work for Bentley University’s upcoming Multipurpose Arena in Waltham, with utility installation and earth backfilling complete. A new road will now be paved through the site, and water will be pumped to drain any puddles and sitting mud on site. Concrete foundation pouring will commence imminently to prepare the site for construction of the arena building. The following are photographs of The Welch Corporation at work at the Bentley Multipurpose Arena site:
Nov 08, 2016
Welch installs drainage at Bentley Multipurpose Arena
The Welch Corporation has completed installation of temporary electrical systems at Bentley Multipurpose Arena and is now constructing the Arena’s drainage system. Concrete drainage pipes are being installed in trenches excavated by the Welch Corporation team. The new 75,000 square foot multipurpose sports arena will open in early 2018. The arena will be home to Bentley's NCAA Division 1 hockey team and host seminars, concerts and guest speakers. The following are photographs of the Bentley Multipurpose Arena construction site:
Oct 27, 2016
One Dalton interior revealed
Developer Carpenter & Company has released an updated One Dalton website revealing the interior of One Dalton's exclusive condominiums. New interior and exterior renderings have been released along with a One Dalton video; these can be found above. Carpenter has also released a 360-degree animation showing views from the top of One Dalton.
Oct 21, 2016
Boston Global Investors selling new Seaport headquarters building
Boston Global Investors (BGI) has hired NGKF as the exclusive agent to sell its' 16,000 square foot new headquarters building located at 55 Seaport Boulevard in the heart of the Seaport District, The Real Reporter reports. The building, which contains office and retail space, reportedly could be fetching record prices. Recently completed 101 Seaport, a 440,000 square foot office building located in the Seaport District steps away from BGI's new headquarters, traded in April 2016 for $1,027 per square foot, the highest price per square foot ever recorded for a Boston office building over 200,000 square feet. As recently reported below, Boston Global Investors will move to its' new headquarters on November 1st.
Oct 14, 2016
One Dalton foundation wall complete, elevator core construction underway
Treviicos has completed One Dalton’s slurry wall, which has been fully excavated by The Welch Corporation. One Dalton’s foundation wall is fully built; a slurry wall is in place along Belvidere and Dalton Streets, and secant piles are in place along the Christian Science Center. The foundation cap beam, which holds the top of the foundation wall together, has been installed. Both the slurry wall and secant piles tie into bedrock over 150 feet below the building.
The 61-story elevator core is now being built. Metal formwork is being arranged at the foundation’s base to frame the concrete pour to construct the core. A 7 foot thick, 900 cubic yard wide concrete mat slab is now being poured at the core’s base. The following are photographs of the One Dalton construction site:
Oct 14, 2016
Yotel Boston exterior finishing underway, rooftop bar coming
Exterior finishes, which include bricks and metal panels, have been installed along a large section of Yotel Boston’s facade fronting Seaport Boulevard. Windows have been fully installed, including a distinctive vertical curtain wall at the building’s center. Fireproofing and moisture-resistant cladding are installed throughout Yotel Boston’s facade. Per the Yotel Boston Facebook page, the hotel will open Summer 2017 and will feature a rooftop bar. The following are photographs of Yotel Boston:
Oct 14, 2016
Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel nears Easter opening
Exterior finishes are fully installed at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, and interior finishing is underway. An anonymous source confirmed that the chapel is anticipated to open in April 2017 in time for Easter. The following are photographs of Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel:
Oct 14, 2016
Boston Global Investors moving to new Seaport headquarters November 1st
Developer Boston Global Investors’ future headquarters building on Seaport Boulevard in the Seaport District is just about complete and ready for occupancy. Exterior finishes are fully installed along the four-story office building’s facade, and finishing of interior spaces is underway. An anonymous source confirmed that Boston Global Investors will move to the new building November 1st. The following are photographs of Boston Global Investors’ future headquarters:
Sep 19, 2016
The Welch Corporation breaks ground on Bentley Multipurpose Arena
The Welch Corporation has broken ground on Bentley University's new 75,000 square foot multipurpose sports arena. Located on Bentley's South Campus in Waltham, the arena will be the home of Bentley's NCAA Division 1 hockey team and host seminars, concerts and guest speakers. The arena will have 2,000 fixed seats, with a maximum capacity of 3,400 people. Initial site work is well underway, with The Welch Corporation installing temporary electrical systems and preparing the site for construction of the arena's foundation. Bentley's new arena is anticipated to open in early 2018. The following are photographs of The Welch Corporation at work on the Bentley Multipurpose Arena site:
Aug 30, 2016
One Dalton deep foundation nearly fully excavated
Albert J. Welch Corporation has nearly fully excavated One Dalton’s deep foundation. A total of 70 vertical feet of soil will be excavated. Three levels of horizontal internal brace frames have been installed along One Dalton’s secant pile wall to support the excavated foundation. Per the official construction website, secant piles at One Dalton tie into bedrock over 160 feet below grade. As excavation draws to an end, structural pile caps and H-piles are visible at the base of the parking structure. Excavation will soon be followed by pouring of concrete mat slabs along the deep foundation, with superstructure steel and concrete construction commencing shortly thereafter. Per the official construction schedule, concrete work at One Dalton is anticipated to commence in October 2016. At street level, One Dalton’s tower crane is erected in anticipation of superstructure construction.
One Dalton will be a 61-story, 740 foot tall tower with a 215-room Four Seasons Hotel at its’ base and 180 luxury condominiums above. Two below-grade basement levels will be built underneath One Dalton; neither will contain parking. Hotel guests and residents at One Dalton will have access to parking in the existing Christian Science Plaza underground garage; a new access ramp will be constructed off of Clearway Street through One Dalton’s basement. The following are photographs of excavation underway at the One Dalton construction site:
The following are photographs of One Dalton's foundation support structure:
The following is a panoramic photograph of the base of One Dalton's foundation:
The following is a photograph of One Dalton's tower crane:
Aug 20, 2016
BU’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering nears spring semester opening
The glass facade of Boston University (BU)’s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE) is fully installed, and interior and exterior finish installation is well underway in preparation for the building’s opening in time for the spring 2017 semester. Located in a prominent position along Commonwealth Avenue along the MBTA Green Line, steps to Kenmore Square, the facade is a sight to behold with a distinctive mix of award-winning fibreC glass fiber reinforced concrete panels and blue-toned glass:
Sweeping views await at the CILSE’s roof, with unobstructed views of the Charles River Esplanade, Fenway Park, Kendall Square and the Downtown Boston skyline:
Electrical and mechanical utilities are just about fully installed at the CILSE. Albert J. Welch Corporation is at work excavating a trench for installation of a drain pipe for plumbing as well as electrical conduit cables to power the building:
A number of interior spaces at the CILSE are nearly finished, with a layer of plaster painted above USG Sheetrock wallboard panels. Underneath the wallboard panels is moisture and mold-resistant sheathing, which is installed along metal wall framing. Doorframes and glass have been installed at the entrances to a number of classrooms, and doors have been installed at elevator entrances. Electrical wiring and drainage pipes are installed throughout interior spaces.
Along the CILSE’s facade, the last remaining fibreC panels are being installed above fireproofing and moisture-resistant cladding.
Jul 20, 2016
Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel exterior nearing completion, new cross installed
Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel's exterior is nearing completion, with brick finishes and slate roofing just about fully installed. Windows are installed as well, and a cross was lifted to the steeple's top in June. Work is now underway to prepare the Chapel's interior. The chapel, located at the gateway to Boston's Seaport District, could be completed this summer, with a possible Christmas opening. The following are photographs of Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel:
Chapel along Sleeper Street
Chapel along Seaport Boulevard
More information about Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel is posted below.
Jul 10, 2016
Foundation soil excavation underway at One Dalton
Foundation brace frames are installed, and soil excavation is underway at One Dalton, a 61-story, 699-foot tall tower under construction in the Back Bay that will be New England’s tallest residential structure. One Dalton will feature a Four Seasons Hotel with 211 rooms in addition to 188 upper-floor residential condominiums and ground-floor retail. The following is a rendering of One Dalton:
As soil is excavated, the completed concrete form of One Dalton’s deep foundation is being unveiled. A total of 70 vertical feet of soil will be excavated at One Dalton. Once all soil is excavated and remaining concrete is poured along the foundation and underground parking structure, One Dalton will be ready to rise.
Visit 1DaltonConstruction.com for updates from the One Dalton construction team and OneDalton.com for condominium pre-sales information. The following are photographs of excavation underway at One Dalton, courtesy The Welch Corporation:
Excavation underway below foundation brace frames
Excavation underway below foundation brace frames
Aerial view of excavation underway
Aerial view of excavation underway below foundation brace frames
View along Dalton Street
Foundation brace frames
Excavator being moved onto the construction site
More information about One Dalton is posted below.
Mar 22, 2016
Deep foundation installation nearly complete at One Dalton
Installation of One Dalton's deep foundation is nearly complete. An excavator is parked on site to begin soil excavation of the building's foundation and underground parking structure.
View from Dalton Street
Excavator at One Dalton
Excavator and deep foundation installation machinery
Excavator and deep foundation installation machinery
Deep foundation installation machinery
Mar 04, 2016
Yotel Boston's foundation is nearly complete. Excavation has concluded, and concrete will soon be poured. The following is a photograph of the Yotel Boston construction site:
Mar 04, 2016
Exterior finish installation underway at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel
Exterior finish installation is underway at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel. Moisture-resistant cladding and fireproofing have been installed along much of the Chapel's completed steel frame. The future Chapel bell was installed in the future steeple on February 12th.
Chapel along Sleeper Street
Chapel along Seaport Boulevard
Mar 04, 2016
Concrete has been poured on the pile caps of Block H Offices' foundation. With pile driving complete, excavation of Block H Offices' foundation is moving forward. The following is a photograph of Block H Offices:
Mar 01, 2016
Installation of glass and finishes is starting at Boston University's Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE). The nine-story CILSE topped off on January 12th, 2016. The CILSE will expand Boston University's space dedicated to science and engineering research, facilitating 21st century innovation. Expected completion of the CILSE is in spring 2017.
Feb 23, 2016
In an update delivered today by Boston Global Investors Managing Director John Hynes at a Seaport Square Parcels M1 and M2 public meeting, it was announced that a CapitalOne 360 cafe and bank will occupy the ground-floor retail space at the Block H Offices building on Seaport Boulevard.
Jan 29, 2016
Pile driving and foundation work are moving forward at Boston Global Investors' new four-story office building on Seaport Square Parcel H in Boston's Seaport District. Boston Global Investors will relocate its' headquarters to the building once complete; Boston Global Investors is currently headquartered in Boston's Financial District. The building is located in between under-construction Yotel Seaport Boston and Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, both of which are also developed by Boston Global Investors.
Jan 27, 2016
With piles driven, construction is moving forward on Yotel Seaport Boston's foundation; digging is currently taking place. Yotel Seaport Boston's frame will rise above the foundation pictured and will also extend over the existing MBTA Silver Line transit station, towards recently-completed Watermark Seaport. Yotel Seaport Boston is an exciting addition to Boston's growing Seaport District, providing today's travelers and innovators with a unique, affordable place to stay in Boston's most innovative Seaport District.
Jan 27, 2016
Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel frame nearing completion
The frame of Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel is just about complete. Welding is wrapping up, and walls and finishes will follow shortly. Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel brings added character to Boston's growing Seaport District, serving as a unique and distinctive gateway to the neighborhood. The under-construction Chapel is being built in place of the existing Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel located on Seaport Square Parcel D, which will eventually be demolished to make room for additional development.
Jan 01, 2016
Deep foundation construction underway at One Dalton
Construction of One Dalton's deep foundation is underway. Piles are being driven ranging from 65 to over 160 feet below grade to provide structural support. The building's slurry wall is also under construction.
View from Dalton Street
View from Dalton Street
Apr 6, 2015
Initial foundation work underway at One Dalton
Initial foundation work is underway at One Dalton. Construction fencing has been installed, and slurry wall pre-trenching is underway. Foundation excavation and slurry wall construction will soon commence.
Fencing along Dalton Street
Fencing along Dalton Street
Sep 13, 2015
Construction starts at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel
Construction has started on the new Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel in Boston's Seaport District, with initial excavation underway. The following is a photograph of the Chapel site:
The following is a link to more photographs
by excavator The Welch Corporation.