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Updates

Proto
- May 21, 2018

Proto Set for June Opening

Construction progress continues on the Proto, and the exterior is now complete. The building, its common areas and the studio, one and two bedroom apartments will be completed by June 1st. Residents will be able to move-in beginning this June.

The Kendall Square project, a 22-story mixed-use tower will feature approximately 280 apartment residences and 16,000 square feet of retail.

The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.



Proto
- May 21, 2018

Proto Set for June Opening

Construction progress continues on the Proto, and the exterior is now complete. The building, its common areas and the studio, one and two bedroom apartments will be completed by June 1st. Residents will be able to move-in beginning this June.

The Kendall Square project, a 22-story mixed-use tower will feature approximately 280 apartment residences and 16,000 square feet of retail.

The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.



EchelonSeaport
- May 16, 2018

EchelonSeaport Condos to Range from $700k to $5 million

Condo prices at EchelonSeaport to start from $700,000 and rise to $5 million. The property, slated to open in late 2019, has units ranging from studio to three-bedrooms. The project, made up of three buildings, will contain 717 apartments and condos in total. The 447 condos set to hit the market make up for the most available in the seaport district as of May 2018.

Resident amenities at EchelonSeaport will include two signature outdoor pools, an indoor pool, expansive sun decks, engaging courtyards and oversized private terraces. Retail and restaurants will be located across EchelonSeaport's first two stories.


The Graphic
- May 11, 2018

Modular Boxes Arrive as The Graphic Pushes Forward

Things are stacking up at The Graphic in Charlestown, MA as 129 modular boxes arrived at the site this week and will soon be craned into place to construct this new contemporary apartment building.

Gathering in front of one of the first modular boxes to land at the project site include (pictured in link below, left to right): Dave Stockless, ICON Architecture, Inc.; Patrick Leblanc, RCM Group; Young Park, Berkeley Investments; Kendra Halliwell, ICON Architecture, Inc.; and Bart Tocci, Tocci Building Corporation.

Each modular box is 60-65 feet in length, weighs approximately 30,000 - 35,000 pounds, and requires approximately 20 minutes to be lifted into position. On average, 14 boxes can be placed daily, which means a new building of this size will be erected in approximately one month. The modular box pictured here contains elements of three units at The Graphic, including sections of a two-bedroom, a studio and a one-bedroom apartment. Now under construction, The Graphic is currently the largest modular project in Boston.


Boston Children’s Clinical Building
- May 09, 2018

Building Permit Issued for New Clinical Building

The BPDA has issued a building permit to The Children's Hospital Corporation for their new clinical building at 55 Shattuck St, adjacent to their building at 300 Longwood Ave. 

The Permit, with a valuation of $377,007,487, includes a "parent permit" for the base building as well as a "child permit" for the foundations and for interior fit-up. The foundation permit may be issued as a whole or may be further broken down into three separate parts, mini piles, mat foundation serving the bridge, and the main building slurry wall.

The upcoming project, construction of a new $1 billion state-of-the-art clinical building at its’ Longwood Medical Area campus will feature a 16-story building, which will also have four floors below grade and will expand the hospital’s bed capacity by 71, from 401 beds to 472 total. The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


Alewife Research Center
- Apr 25, 2018

Updated Renderings of Alewife Research Center

via SGA




MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Apr 24, 2018

A New Era in Kendall Square

via MIT News

As construction continues, the MIT Kendall Square Initiative project is expected to offer significant benefits for Cambridge, for MIT, and for the region. 

It will bring new housing units to one of the most sought-after parts of the city, as well as major new research and development facilities to what is already, as The Boston Globe recently described the Kendall area, “the beating heart of biotech. And if Kendall is the beating heart, then MIT must be the aorta. …” 

The new facilities will provide even greater opportunities for interaction and cross-fertilization between the biotech and other high-tech companies that have flocked to the area, and the students and faculty of MIT, whose presence helped draw those companies in the first place. 

The intermingling of these academic and commercial communities should further enhance the already abundant opportunity for partnerships, internships, collaborations, and serendipitous meetings.

The large development project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.




MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Apr 24, 2018

A New Era in Kendall Square

via MIT News

As construction continues, the MIT Kendall Square Initiative project is expected to offer significant benefits for Cambridge, for MIT, and for the region. 

It will bring new housing units to one of the most sought-after parts of the city, as well as major new research and development facilities to what is already, as The Boston Globe recently described the Kendall area, “the beating heart of biotech. And if Kendall is the beating heart, then MIT must be the aorta. …” 

The new facilities will provide even greater opportunities for interaction and cross-fertilization between the biotech and other high-tech companies that have flocked to the area, and the students and faculty of MIT, whose presence helped draw those companies in the first place. 

The intermingling of these academic and commercial communities should further enhance the already abundant opportunity for partnerships, internships, collaborations, and serendipitous meetings.

The large development project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.




Alewife Research Center
- Apr 13, 2018

Alewife Research Center on Schedule For 2018

With lab space fully leased, the Alewife Research Center remains on schedule for a 2018 opening. The project, a 223,000-square-foot speculative lab building continues construction across from the Alewife transit station in West Cambridge. With structural framing, concrete floor pouring, installation of floor-to-ceiling glass, and exterior finish panels along the building's facade underway, the building is beginning to take shape. 


The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.




Alewife Research Center
- Apr 13, 2018

Alewife Research Center on Schedule For 2018

With lab space fully leased, the Alewife Research Center remains on schedule for a 2018 opening. The project, a 223,000-square-foot speculative lab building continues construction across from the Alewife transit station in West Cambridge. With structural framing, concrete floor pouring, installation of floor-to-ceiling glass, and exterior finish panels along the building's facade underway, the building is beginning to take shape. 


The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.




Indigo Block
- Apr 10, 2018


Indigo Block on Track for 2018

The Indigo Block Redevelopment in Dorchester is supposed to break ground in the near future. The mixed-use development will consist of 92 residential units.  80 of these units will be rental apartments.  Rental apartments will total 85,000 square feet.  There will also be 9 market rate homeownership units.  For-sale units will span 18,000 square feet.  In addition to residential space, the development will have a 20,000 square foot commercial building with a 3,400 square foot mezzanine.

The residential apartments will feature a variety of amenities.  Parking will be located in a surface lot right next to the building.  Among the other amenities proposed for the apartment building are a fitness center and an innovation workroom that will have WiFi and workstations for residents’ use.  Zipcar access and bike storage will also be available to residents.

The Indigo Block Redevelopment is located in the historic Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. Conveniently situated close to public transportation, the development is within close proximity to MBTA bus lines and the Uphams Corner stop on the MBTA Fairmont Line Commuter Rail.

The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.



Indigo Block
- Apr 10, 2018


Indigo Block on Track for 2018

The Indigo Block Redevelopment in Dorchester is supposed to break ground in the near future. The mixed-use development will consist of 92 residential units.  80 of these units will be rental apartments.  Rental apartments will total 85,000 square feet.  There will also be 9 market rate homeownership units.  For-sale units will span 18,000 square feet.  In addition to residential space, the development will have a 20,000 square foot commercial building with a 3,400 square foot mezzanine.

The residential apartments will feature a variety of amenities.  Parking will be located in a surface lot right next to the building.  Among the other amenities proposed for the apartment building are a fitness center and an innovation workroom that will have WiFi and workstations for residents’ use.  Zipcar access and bike storage will also be available to residents.

The Indigo Block Redevelopment is located in the historic Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. Conveniently situated close to public transportation, the development is within close proximity to MBTA bus lines and the Uphams Corner stop on the MBTA Fairmont Line Commuter Rail.

The project remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.



100 Binney
- Apr 04, 2018

A look at Facebook's New Boston Office

via Bostinno

Facebook is planning to hire more than 500 employees for its new office in Cambridge, according to Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston site lead, who discussed more the move and the company’s hiring plans.

“We’re always hiring,” Mack said in an interview. “We’re actively recruiting and I’d be happy to talk with people.”

Here’s what we know so far about the new Facebook office (and the types of jobs it’s looking to hire).

The new office

The company moved from its current location at One Broadway to 100 Binney St. The two locations are less than a 10-minute walking distance from each other in the Kendall Square area. Mack said that the new space is around 130,000 square feet, so six times the size of the current space.

How many positions?

Mack estimates that the new space has a capacity of 650 employees. Currently, over 100 people work in the Boston office.

What profiles is Facebook Boston looking for?

Primarily, technical and engineers. “We are hiring software engineers focusing on infrastructure, mobile application development, networking, compilers, data warehouses, machine learning experts and data scientists,” Mack said. In the Facebook Boston location, employees focus on machine learning and how to scale machine learning efficiently, among other things.

How to apply?

Currently, the Facebook careers page lists 20 openings for Boston. The company is looking for software engineers with different specializations, including machine learning, traffic infrastructure, iOS and Android. Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related fields and at least one year of software development experience (but requirements may vary). There are also tech openings for university grads, interns and Ph.D. university grads.

The construction of 100 Binney Street remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


100 Binney
- Apr 04, 2018

A look at Facebook's New Boston Office

via Bostinno

Facebook is planning to hire more than 500 employees for its new office in Cambridge, according to Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston site lead, who discussed more the move and the company’s hiring plans.

“We’re always hiring,” Mack said in an interview. “We’re actively recruiting and I’d be happy to talk with people.”

Here’s what we know so far about the new Facebook office (and the types of jobs it’s looking to hire).

The new office

The company moved from its current location at One Broadway to 100 Binney St. The two locations are less than a 10-minute walking distance from each other in the Kendall Square area. Mack said that the new space is around 130,000 square feet, so six times the size of the current space.

How many positions?

Mack estimates that the new space has a capacity of 650 employees. Currently, over 100 people work in the Boston office.

What profiles is Facebook Boston looking for?

Primarily, technical and engineers. “We are hiring software engineers focusing on infrastructure, mobile application development, networking, compilers, data warehouses, machine learning experts and data scientists,” Mack said. In the Facebook Boston location, employees focus on machine learning and how to scale machine learning efficiently, among other things.

How to apply?

Currently, the Facebook careers page lists 20 openings for Boston. The company is looking for software engineers with different specializations, including machine learning, traffic infrastructure, iOS and Android. Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related fields and at least one year of software development experience (but requirements may vary). There are also tech openings for university grads, interns and Ph.D. university grads.

The construction of 100 Binney Street remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


27 Drydock Avenue
- Mar 29, 2018

A Look Inside Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harbor Campus

Located in South Boston the new facility was designed by MDS with Suffolk Construction as the general contractor.

The Lurie Family Imaging Center, an animal research facility in which imaging is performed by specialist imaging scientists and technicians, rather than the investigators themselves. A remote location is feasible, and indeed preferable, to limit the number of visitors entering the barrier facility


A research lab developing and testing methods that can later be applied in main campus translational research labs. A Chemistry Core investigating promising therapeutic compounds that are not deemed commercially profitable by biotechnology companies. 


The Medical Records, coding, and transcription functions of the Health Information Systems department linked electronically to the main campus clinical treatment departments. Materials Management receiving, storage, and order-picking functions, with nightly just-in-time shuttles to the main campus. Relocation of bulk receiving and storage freed up valuable main campus space for clinical use and reduced truck traffic in the congested Longwood Medical Area


Cryogenic Storage Core Facility including liquid nitrogen storage containers, -20 and -80 freezers.


The project was completed using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


27 Drydock Avenue
- Mar 29, 2018

A Look Inside Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harbor Campus

Located in South Boston the new facility was designed by MDS with Suffolk Construction as the general contractor.

The Lurie Family Imaging Center, an animal research facility in which imaging is performed by specialist imaging scientists and technicians, rather than the investigators themselves. A remote location is feasible, and indeed preferable, to limit the number of visitors entering the barrier facility


A research lab developing and testing methods that can later be applied in main campus translational research labs. A Chemistry Core investigating promising therapeutic compounds that are not deemed commercially profitable by biotechnology companies. 


The Medical Records, coding, and transcription functions of the Health Information Systems department linked electronically to the main campus clinical treatment departments. Materials Management receiving, storage, and order-picking functions, with nightly just-in-time shuttles to the main campus. Relocation of bulk receiving and storage freed up valuable main campus space for clinical use and reduced truck traffic in the congested Longwood Medical Area


Cryogenic Storage Core Facility including liquid nitrogen storage containers, -20 and -80 freezers.


The project was completed using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Mar 28, 2018


Big Night Entertainment Group Adds to Growing Portfolio

BNEG has committed to lease approximately 15,236 square feet in the Promenade area of Wynn Boston Harbor casino and hotel.

The entertainment group, which operates 12 venues in Connecticut (Foxwoods Casino) and Massachusetts is continuing to build off of their success with their most recent Seaport District projects, The Grand and Scorpion Bar.



One Post Office Square
- Mar 27, 2018

Renovation of Downtown’s One Post Office Square to include a redesign of the street-level lobby, drive-thru, retail, drop-off areas and more

Work: 190,000 square feet of new office space, 16,000 square feet of new retail
Connect: 32,000 square  feet of amenities
Size: 207,000 square feet

The approval of Downtown’s One Post Office Square renovation will upgrade the 41-story, 515-foot tall office tower and a six-story garage with eight levels of parking and 371 spaces. This fourth amendment to the project will include improvements to the existing office building, exterior façade replacement, recladding of upper levels and the addition of mid-level and roof amenities. Additionally, renovation proposes the demolition of the existing parking garage containing 371 parking spaces and a 15-story addition to the existing office building above the garage. The decrease in parking will result in 300 parking spaces. However, these changes will result in an additional 207,000 square feet on the project site. The proposed project also includes the redesign of the street-level lobby, drive-thru, retail, and drop-off areas, as well as upgrades to the elevator and the building’s mechanical and electrical systems. These updates will take place in a single phase with multiple stages of construction.

The approved proposal for the renovation of One Post Office Square will also provide a number of public benefits to the immediate Downtown neighborhood, including 700 construction-related jobs, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings that will be LEED certifiable, activation of the street level environment, and more. In addition, $50,000 has been committed toward capital improvements at Martin’s Park located at the Smith Family Waterfront in Fort Point Channel, adjacent to the Children’s Museum.


Nantucket Cottage Hospital
- Mar 27, 2018

Nantucket Cottage Hospital Remains On Schedule

Exterior facade of the building complete with drywall installation and complete enclosure. Interior fit-outs of construction now underway. Follow @bldup and @ackhospital for more updates



The project completion date remains on schedule for late 2018 using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


The Benjamin & VIA
- Mar 27, 2018

L.L.BEAN CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ITS FIRST URBAN STORE AT ONE SEAPORT
New England neighbor brings the joy of the outdoors to Boston April 6
 

March 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – New England outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, best known for its L.L.Bean Boots and world-class customer service, announced the grand opening of its very first urban retail store at One Seaport in Boston on April 6 at 9 a.m. 

The 8,600-square-foot store will feature an assortment of active and casual apparel, outerwear and footwear, as well as a variety of outdoor gear curated specifically for residents and visitors of Boston.
 
The grand opening celebration will begin on Friday, April 6 and go through Sunday, April 8. Everyone is invited to the three-day event featuring giveaways, games, a weekend block party, L.L.Bean’s famous Bootmobile and more.
 
For more information about L.L.Bean’s One Seaport store and the grand opening event, including a detailed schedule of events, visit http://www.llbean.com/seaport



399 Congress
- Mar 23, 2018

Site work continues at 399 Congress

 

Rebar and plumbing placement ongoing on upcoming 22-story mixed-use tower featuring 414 apartment residences ranging from innovation units to three-bedrooms. Additional work to include mud mat and foundation slab pours.


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Mar 20, 2018

Wynn Boston Harbor casino staying on target for 2019

Work has begun on the 21st floor of the Everett superstructure casino hotel.  The project, which began in August of 2016, is slated for a completion date of June 2019. 


In addition to work on the hotel, the state of the art convention center's (above) roof and facade are also nearing completion. The center will rival that of the neighboring Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


Interior installation of specialty curved escalators have also begun in the building. Wynn officials are leaving no detail overlooked as this multi-billion dollar development is the most expensive in the history of Massachusetts.

The project timing can be attributed to Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, impliment, and monitor projects in their entirety.  The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Mar 20, 2018

Wynn Boston Harbor casino staying on target for 2019

Work has begun on the 21st floor of the Everett superstructure casino hotel.  The project, which began in August of 2016, is slated for a completion date of June 2019. 


In addition to work on the hotel, the state of the art convention center's (above) roof and facade are also nearing completion. The center will rival that of the neighboring Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


Interior installation of specialty curved escalators have also begun in the building. Wynn officials are leaving no detail overlooked as this multi-billion dollar development is the most expensive in the history of Massachusetts.

The project timing can be attributed to Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, impliment, and monitor projects in their entirety.  The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


Pierce Boston
- Mar 01, 2018

Pierce Boston, one of Massachusetts’ tallest residential towers, officially opens to residents


Pierce Boston, a 30-story, 378-foot-tall tower that is Massachusetts’ tallest tower west of the Back Bay, officially opened to residents today. The tower, featuring an angular profile clad in glass, is located at the gateway to Boston and is now prominently visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike and other key points. Pierce Boston features 109 condominium residences, 240 apartment residences and over 20,000 square feet of dining and retail space across its’ first two floors. The tower is located in the heart of the growing, active Fenway neighborhood, and features sweeping views of the surrounding cityscape and countryside. “Pierce Boston’s residents are going to love living in The Fenway,” said Jed Lowry, Vice President at Pierce Boston co-developer Landsea, in a prepared statement. “So much is happening in The Fenway, and Pierce Boston is the perfect home base, with everything you need to enjoy an active, urban lifestyle in one of Boston’s best neighborhoods.”


Apartments are located up to floor 18, and condominiums are located on floors 19 through 29 underneath the 30th floor Levity Lounge, a space exclusive to condominium owners that will include a private dining room, a library, expansive outdoor and indoor seating areas, private sky cabanas for purchase and a sky top pool. Nathálie, a wine bar by the team behind Downtown Crossing’s Haley.Henry, will open on Pierce Boston’s ground floor this Summer. As of the end of 2017, 70% of Pierce Boston condominiums have been sold, and 20% of apartments have been leased.


The Graphic
- Mar 01, 2018

Work underway at The Graphic, 171 new apartments coming to Sullivan Square


Work is well underway at The Graphic, a 171-unit apartment development slated for completion this Fall that will bring new residential presence to Sullivan Square. The development consists of two components: the existing Graphic Arts Building, a brick-and-beam former factory, is being restored into 46 loft apartments with authentic beams and columns, and a new four-story modular building containing 125 apartments is being built on site.


Replacement of the Graphic Arts Building’s windows and sandblasting of the interior is complete, and the construction team is now at work installing HVAC utilities, framing individual apartments and installing interior finishes. Construction of the modular building’s foundation is nearing completion, and installation of individual modules to construct the building’s superstructure is expected to commence in April. The modular building will also contain The Graphic’s parking garage.


The Graphic will contain amenities including a Club Room, a game room, a fitness center, a yoga studio and outdoor spaces. The following is a photograph of The Graphic:



Proto
- Feb 25, 2018

Finishing touches underway at Proto apartments, opening this Summer in Kendall Square


The facade of the 22-story Proto luxury apartment tower in Kendall Square has been fully installed, and fit out of the tower’s interior is underway in advance of its’ scheduled opening this Summer. Proto will feature 280 apartment residences ranging from micro units to two-bedrooms, with 16,000 square feet of retail home to Mediterranean restaurant Cava Grill, Bank of America and a coffee shop. The tower will include amenities such as an outdoor terrace, an indoor fireside lounge and collaborative workspace. Ori Systems robotic furniture will be available as well. Newly revealed renderings of Proto are posted above. The following is a photograph of Proto:


Proto


Brookline Place Redevelopment
- Feb 22, 2018

Brookline Place medical office property redevelopment begins next phase


Following completion of a new seven-level, 683‐space parking garage, the redevelopment of the Brookline Place medical office property in Brookline Village is beginning its’ next phase. A temporary surface parking lot, which supplied parking for the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical office building during the garage’s construction, is now being razed to make way for Two Brookline Place, an upcoming eight-story, 182,500 square foot building, as well as a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to One Brookline Place. The upcoming structures will feature medical office and ambulatory care space, as well as ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of the Brookline Place site:


Brookline Place Photos


Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building
- Feb 08, 2018

Wentworth tops off $55 million Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill


A topping-off ceremony was held today for the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new $55 million Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill. Wentworth’s first new academic building in over 45 years, the 78,000-square-foot Multipurpose Academic Building will support the school's engineering, science and innovation programs and is anticipated to open in Spring 2019. With the final steel beam of the building’s four-story superstructure now in place, the construction team will begin installing the building’s facade, which will be comprised of zinc panels, glass and an aluminum curtain wall, allowing for abundant natural lighting. The superstructure has required 493 tons of steel, and 14,127 cubic yards of concrete have been used to construct the building’s foundation and floors. The following is a video of the building’s topping off:



Pierce Boston
- Jan 30, 2018

Wine bar opening at Fenway’s new Pierce Boston luxury tower


The proponents of Downtown Crossing’s haley.henry wine bar, located on the ground floor of the 45 Province condominium tower, will open a second wine bar dubbed nathálie on the ground floor of the new 30-story Pierce Boston, the Fenway neighborhood’s tallest tower. Between 50 and 60 wines will be served at nathálie, emphasizing female wine producers and old world varieties, per Eater Boston. Fit out of the 1,200-square-foot space, which will also include a 200-square-foot outdoor patio, is expected to commence in March. nathálie is expected to open this Summer, and will feature a variety of seating options including a bar, high-tops along windows, a lounge area and banquette seating.


“Where haley.henry is a very masculine, tinned fish/wine bar, nathálie will be the dynamic, invigorating daughter that brings a whole new twist to Fenway,” said haley.henry and nathálie owner Haley Fortier in a prepared statement. “We are very much looking forward to establishing some amazing relationships by providing a unique wine bar experience for this part of the city.” Pierce Boston is set to open in February, and features residences including 109 condominiums and 240 apartments as well as 30,000 square feet of exclusive retail across the first two floors. At the top of the tower is a Levity Lounge exclusive to condominium owners, which includes the highest situated outdoor pool in the City of Boston.


250 North Street
- Jan 12, 2018

Philips to move North American headquarters to Cambridge Crossing


Global healthcare technology leader Philips will move its’ North American headquarters to 243,000 square feet at 250 North Street, the first science and technology building at the 45-acre, 4.5-million-square-foot Cambridge Crossing development in East Cambridge. A total of 2,000 employees will work out of Philips’ new office, which will open in 2020. Philips' North American headquarters are currently located just north of Boston in Andover, MA.


Philips is the first commercial tenant at Cambridge Crossing, which upon completion will feature 2.1 million square feet of state-of-the-art science and technology-geared office space, 2.4 million square feet of residential space with 2,400 residential units and 100,000 square feet of retail located minutes from Kendall Square. Just 170,000 square feet of science and technology space and 17,000 square feet of retail now remain for lease at 250 North Street, which is 57%-leased.


250 North Street began construction in 2017 on a speculative basis and is located steps from the soon-to-open relocated Lechmere MBTA Green Line station, and minutes from Kendall Square and Downtown Boston. “As a leader in health technology, our move to the Cambridge-Somerville area further positions Philips as a key player in this vibrant, growing healthcare technology ecosystem,” said Dr. Joe Frassica, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research for Philips North America, in a prepared statement.  “This move will enhance our ability to collaborate with existing academic partners and customers. In addition, we will be better able to expand our work with the amazing Cambridge and Boston Healthcare innovation and start-up community that will help us to co-create the solutions needed to drive real change in the healthcare industry.”


One Dalton
- 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:


One Dalton Photos


The Harlo
- 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:


The Harlo 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


MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Dec 19, 2017

Roche Brothers supermarket coming to $1.2 billion MIT Kendall Square Initiative development


Leading local grocer Roche Brothers will open a 19,000-square-foot Brothers Marketplace grocery store at One Broadway in Kendall Square, part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s multi-phased $1.2 billion Kendall Square Initiative mixed-use development. The grocery store is expected to open in summer 2019 and will share One Broadway's repositioned ground floor with a restaurant and a new home for Dunkin Donuts. One Broadway's repositioning is part of the 1.8-million-square-foot MIT Kendall Square Initiative development, which will construct six new buildings in Kendall Square including approximately 888,000 square feet of office space, 115,000 square feet of retail, 450 graduate student housing units, 290 housing units and over 1.8 acres of open space.


A grocery store has reportedly been the most requested retail use for the development by neighborhood residents, local employees, and students. “The community’s desire for a grocery store was raised in every conversation that we had with stakeholders during our zoning process,” says Steve Marsh, Managing Director of MIT’s Real Estate Group, in a prepared statement. “It is so important to those who live and work in Kendall that we worked to incorporate it in the earliest possible phase of our development. Going forward, we believe that the market will also serve as an anchor for other retail that contributes to a vibrant neighborhood and greater sense of place in the square.”


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:



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:



Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Inpatient Building
- Nov 16, 2017

Beth Israel proposes new inpatient building in Longwood Medical Area


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center proposes to construct a new 10-story, 345,000-square-foot inpatient building at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Francis Street in the Longwood Medical Area. Currently in the early stages of planning, the building would feature private patient rooms, imaging facilities and operating rooms, with a rooftop helicopter pad. Beth Israel has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning & Development (BPDA) formally proposing the project and will file a Project Notification Form (PNF) with more information in the coming months.


250 North Street
- Nov 05, 2017

Foundation of Cambridge Crossing’s first science and technology building nearing completion


The foundation of 250 North Street, the first science and technology building to unveil at the 45-acre, 4.5-million-square-foot Cambridge Crossing development in East Cambridge, is nearing completion. A 3,500-yard mat slab concrete pour took place at the bottom of the foundation yesterday (Saturday, November 4th), marking the completion of foundation excavation and the beginning of vertical construction. Following completion of the building’s three-level underground parking structure, which will contain 348 vehicle parking spaces, construction of 250 North Street’s 11-story superstructure will begin. Completion of 250 North Street is expected in the second quarter of 2019, as well as additional retail structures totaling 15,000 square feet. The new buildings, which will front NorthPoint Common, will be the first phase of Cambridge Crossing. The following is a photograph of the foundation of 250 North Street:


North Point gearing up for the 3,500 yard mat slab pour starting at 5am tomorrow. #Fenagh #FenaghDifference #NorthPoint #CambridgeCrossing #concrete

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One Dalton
- 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:



Wynn Boston Harbor
- Nov 02, 2017

Wynn Boston Harbor casino superstructure nearing full height of 24 stories


The $2.4 billion, 3-million-square-foot Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett is nearing its’ full height of 24 stories, on schedule for completion of framing by the end of 2017. A three-story steel section of the casino along the Mystic River has topped off, and concrete pouring of the casino’s 24-story tower has reached approximately the 15th floor. The tower will be 350 feet high and house over 600 luxury hotel rooms.


Following completion of framing, the casino’s facade will be installed. By the end of 2018, the casino will be sealed and interior finish work will commence. Wynn Boston Harbor is on schedule to open in summer 2019 and will be set over 34 scenic waterfront acres with a 210,000 square foot gaming facility featuring approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables, as well as a 24/7 public waterfront park featuring sweeping views of the Boston skyline. Wynn Boston Harbor will also include retail and restaurant space as well as a spa and health club. The following is a photograph of Wynn Boston Harbor, courtesy Cannistraro:


Wynn Boston Harbor


Suffolk Construction Expansion
- Oct 31, 2017

Suffolk Construction cuts ribbon on Roxbury headquarters expansion


Suffolk Construction cut the ribbon last week on a $22 million, 38,000-square-foot addition to its’ Roxbury headquarters, the first phase of an expansion that will invest $60 million in the neighborhood. The addition’s ribbon cutting ceremony, held Wednesday, October 25th, was conducted using interactive, digital technology, featuring digital scissors that cut a red ribbon projected across three widescreen televisions, in lieu of a traditional physical ribbon. At the addition’s groundbreaking last September, Suffolk Construction used virtual reality headsets in lieu of shovels and dirt.


Suffolk Construction’s new addition features an auditorium, collaborative workspace, a new cafeteria, a salon, a massage room, a fitness and wellness center, new conference rooms, a ground-floor outdoor patio and a second-floor outdoor terrace. The addition also features a new Smart Lab, which will be used to identify, test and scale transformative new construction technologies. The next phase of Suffolk Construction’s expansion will be a full renovation of the interior of its’ existing offices, located adjacent to the addition. Suffolk Construction is currently building future Boston landmarks such as the $2.4 billion, 3-million-square-foot Wynn Boston Harbor casino and 61-story, 740-foot-tall One Dalton, New England’s future tallest residential building. The following is a video of the addition’s ribbon cutting ceremony:



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


Boston Children’s Clinical Building
- Oct 23, 2017

Treviicos begins slurry wall construction for Boston Children’s Clinical Building


Underground construction specialist Treviicos, headquartered in Charlestown, MA, is at work constructing a slurry wall for Boston Children’s Hospital’s new $1 billion Clinical Building in the Longwood Medical Area. The building will be 11 stories high with four stories below grade, requiring a substantial slurry wall foundation to reinforce its’ superstructure and protect the building from groundwater. Accordingly, Treviicos will construct a three-foot-thick wall 790 linear feet long, with a maximum depth of 100 feet and average depth of 75 feet. Altogether, the wall will have a concrete surface area of 50,000 square feet.


Treviicos will use a combination of a one-to-two-level internal bracing system and a total of 50 tiebacks to support the Clinical Building’s slurry wall. Once the slurry wall is excavated, tiebacks will be installed within tieback sleeves injected into the slurry wall by Treviicos, and Treviicos will commence cement grouting along the excavated slurry wall in order to strengthen its’ concrete.


The slurry wall is expected to take 15 weeks to construct, after which construction of the building’s four below-grade and 11 above-grade floors will begin. The building's structure is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2018, at which point exterior and interior finishing will begin in anticipation of the building's opening in the third quarter of 2021. Once complete, the 565,000-square-foot clinic will feature an expanded cardiovascular program, a new neonatal intensive care unit, individual rooms for patients and state-of-the-art technologies for pediatric care.


Tufts University Science and Engineering Complex (SEC)
- Oct 22, 2017

Construction complete at new Tufts University Science and Engineering Complex


Tufts University has unveiled its’ state-of-the-art new Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), a 175,000-square-foot facility dedicated to STEM education located on the university’s Medford campus. The SEC features a combination of a 79,000-square-foot new-construction addition and 96,000 square feet of renovated space, containing laboratories, classrooms, support rooms and other core facilities. The SEC is built to LEED Platinum sustainability specifications and is located steps from the future College Avenue station on the MBTA Green Line Extension.


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.


Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building
- Sep 26, 2017

W. L. French performs utility installation and site excavation at Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill


Construction of the foundation of the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new $55 million Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill is well underway, with W. L. French Excavating Corporation performing below-grade electrical, water and sewer utility installation, as well as preparing the site to allow structural pile driving to proceed. The precast concrete piles have been driven into the ground throughout the 0.8-acre Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building site. Steel sheet piles have also been driven to support the 20 foot deep excavation for the below grade portion of the building. W. L. French is currently proceeding with the basement excavation.


Following completion of below-grade site work, concrete will be poured to construct the Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building’s foundation, and the building’s superstructure will be built. The Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building will feature 78,000 square feet of space that will support the school's engineering, science and innovation programs and will be the first new academic structure on the Wentworth campus in 45 years. The following are photographs of W. L. French at work at Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building:


Wentworth Photos


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.


112 Shawmut Avenue
- Sep 03, 2017

South End proposal would yield up to 517 housing units, including newly revealed 143-unit development


A 1.9-acre Planned Development Area (PDA) proposal by The Davis Companies (TDC), Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC) and Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) could yield 517 new residential units in the South End’s rapidly developing New York Streets neighborhood. With the proposed PDA, the three proponents would be able to construct buildings up to 150 feet tall, superseding existing zoning. The three proponents would also collaborate to construct streetscape improvements such as a new east-west pedestrian connection providing through-block pedestrian connectivity between Washington Street and Shawmut Avenue. The PDA is now under review by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).


Per the PDA proposal, TDC would construct a new 13-story building at 112 Shawmut Avenue featuring 143 apartments and a 980-square-foot ground-floor cafe. TDC’s building, which is now under review by the BPDA, would be prominently located at the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, incorporating the historic facade of an existing six-story, 70,000-square-foot brick-and-beam building. TDC anticipates to start construction of 112 Shawmut Avenue in the first quarter of 2018, with completion expected in the third quarter of 2019. The latest 112 Shawmut Avenue renderings and information are posted above.


BCEC, owner of the existing three-story building at 120 Shawmut Avenue, would construct an 11-story building with 72 residences, religious space and approximately 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and CCBA, owner of the existing one-story supermarket at 50 Herald Street, would construct a 14-story building featuring 302 residences and 14,200 square feet of ground-floor retail. BCEC and CCBA will file plans with the BPDA formally proposing their respective projects when they are ready to move forward with construction.


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)


Innovation Point
- Aug 10, 2017

General Electric takes two-phase construction approach to Fort Point headquarters, completion pushed to 2021


General Electric will now construct its’ Fort Point headquarters in two phases, pushing full completion of the project to 2021. Renovation of the two existing brick warehouses at 5 and 6 Necco Court, now dubbed “North Point”, by Consigli Construction is on schedule for delivery in the first half of 2019. Construction of the new 12-story office building, now dubbed “South Point”, by Suffolk Construction on a former section of the Procter & Gamble parking lot along Fort Point Channel is now scheduled for completion in mid-2021, along with new public open space along Fort Point Channel.


The simultaneous renovation of the warehouse and construction of the office building was reportedly deemed too costly, which caused GE to take the cheaper two-phased approach instead. The decision follows John Flannery assuming the role of CEO at GE last week, and Flannery’s subsequent announcement that he would review all of GE’s operations in order to cut costs. “As with any construction project of this scope and complexity, we have been periodically reviewing the schedule and budget. Based on that review, we have decided that it makes more sense and is more cost-effective to construct the campus in two phases,” said Ann Klee, GE’s Vice President of Boston Development and Operations, in a prepared statement. The renovated warehouses will have capacity for approximately 300 employees; the new building will house an additional approximately 500 employees, for a total of approximately 800 employees across the headquarters at completion.


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.


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Jul 23, 2017

Superstructure construction underway at Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett


Construction of the superstructure of the 24-story Wynn Boston Harbor casino, opening June 2019 over 34 waterfront acres overlooking the Mystic River, is well underway. Multiple tower cranes have been installed throughout the site, and are being used to lift the tower’s multiple structural steel girders for installation along the tower’s frame. Concrete pouring has also begun in order to construct the casino's main 24-story tower. The $2.4 billion, 3-million-square-foot casino has already reached four stories high, with the building’s foundation and 3,000-car underground parking structure complete. The long-contaminated site has been fully cleaned, ending the leaching of contaminants into the Mystic River and allowing for the eventual opening of the waterfront site to the public. The following are aerial drone views of Wynn Boston Harbor:


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One Dalton
- 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:


One Dalton Photos


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.


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


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


Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building
- Jun 15, 2017

Wentworth breaking ground on state-of-the-art science and engineering building


The Wentworth Institute of Technology breaks ground next week on a new $55 million, 78,000-square-foot academic building that will support the school's engineering, science and innovation programs and will be the first new academic structure on the Wentworth campus in 45 years. A groundbreaking ceremony for the building with guests including Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be held at the project site, located in Mission Hill, next Wednesday (June 21st, 2017) morning. Occupancy of the new building, which will contain laboratory and office space in addition to presentation and gathering areas for students, faculty, and staff, is anticipated in Spring 2019.


Wentworth's new building will house the school's new Biological Engineering Program, in addition to its' Biomedical and Civil Engineering programs; the maker space for Wentworth’s Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, Accelerate; and a new manufacturing lab. “Wentworth is a leader in engineering, technology, design, and management education, and this new building will help our students prepare for the opportunities of the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century,” said school President Zorica Pantić. “Wentworth’s curriculum is evolving, and this requires new and different teaching and learning spaces with configurations that promote interdisciplinary approaches to solving the technical challenges of our day,” said the school's Vice Presidenct for Business David Wahlstrom.


The Commons at Providence Station
- Jun 08, 2017

Steel structural framing commences at Downtown Providence’s The Commons at Providence Station apartments


With concrete foundation pouring complete, framing of The Commons at Providence Station’s six-story steel structural frame has commenced. Steel framing has risen up to the building’s first floor, and additional steel has been delivered onto the site to construct the rest of the frame. Scheduled for completion in Summer 2018, The Commons at Providence Station will feature 169 apartment residences conveniently positioned steps to Downtown Providence and MBTA commuter rail service to Boston. The following is a photograph of The Commons at Providence Station:



Innovation Point
- Jun 02, 2017

GE unveils adaptive reuse plans for historic pedestrian bridge at Innovation Point


General Electric (GE) has unveiled plans for the adaptive reuse of the four-story historic pedestrian bridge over Necco Court at Innovation Point, GE's upcoming headquarters campus in Fort Point. The bridge will be converted into four lounges and quiet workspaces for GE employees. GE will restore the bridge’s existing green metal wall on the east site of the bridge facing Fort Point. A new glass facade will be installed along the west side of the bridge facing Fort Point Channel and Downtown Boston, providing natural lighting for the lounges and workspaces. By restoring the bridge, GE is preserving Fort Point’s industrial heritage for years to come. The Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission is now reviewing GE’s plans for the bridge. The following is a rendering of the restored bridge:


View From Fort Point Channel


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:



112 Shawmut Avenue
- May 26, 2017

13-story, 155-residence development proposed in busy South End district


The Davis Companies proposes to construct a 7-story addition to 112 Shawmut Avenue, a six-story, 70,000-square-foot brick-and-beam South End office building located in the rapidly-developing New York Streets neighborhood, creating a 13-story, 155-residence development with a 975-square-foot ground-floor cafe. Davis has not yet disclosed whether residences would be apartments or condominiums. Davis acquired 112 Shawmut Avenue in July 2015 for $26.2 million, or $374.29 per square foot; the building last sold in 1996 for $2.2 million, or $31.43 per square foot. Davis has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to construct the 112 Shawmut Avenue project with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project. Additional project details will be revealed in the coming months.


The Harlo
- 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:


1350 Boylston Photos


Innovation Point
- May 12, 2017

General Electric breaks ground on new Boston headquarters


General Electric has broken ground on Innovation Point, its’ new $200 million, 390,000-square-foot headquarters campus located on the banks of Fort Point Channel in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Innovation Point on Monday (May 8th, 2017), with speakers including Jeff Immelt, GE’s Chairman and CEO, Ann Klee, GE’s Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Boston Development and Operations head, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.


At Monday’s ceremony, GE announced that it will contribute $50 million towards Boston Public Schools, opioid addiction and other community causes. Mayor Walsh also announced that, over the next 25 years, GE will increase city taxes by $67 million. "This is a big day and a big statement, and one more step forward in the continuing evolution of Massachusetts as a global player on so many fronts and in so many ways," said Governor Baker.


Approximately 800 GE employees are expected to work at Innovation Point, and construction of the campus will generate approximately 1,500 jobs. State and city government officials offered GE $145 million in incentives to relocate its’ headquarters to Boston. Boston’s “great innovation ecosystem, huge talent pool, great leadership and wonderful quality of life” made the city an “obvious choice” for GE, said Klee. “What we're bringing here together is one of the country's oldest companies, in GE, has moved its headquarters to one of the country's oldest cities, in Boston, for the purpose of creating the future,” said Immelt.


Pictures from GE’s groundbreaking ceremony are posted below, and newly revealed renderings of Innovation Point are posted above.


GE Groundbreaking


Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building
- May 11, 2017

New Wentworth engineering building approved in Mission Hill


The Wentworth Multipurpose Academic (MpA) Building, which will feature approximately 69,000 square feet of academic space to accommodate an expansion of the Wentworth Institute of Technology's academic engineering programs, was approved at today’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The building can now proceed with construction.


50/60 Binney
- Apr 27, 2017

Bluebird Bio moves into newly built headquarters at 50/60 Binney in Kendall Square


50/60 Binney, a new 541,000 square foot Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square, has been fully constructed, with anchor tenant Bluebird Bio’s 253,000 square foot headquarters now open. Bluebird has completed a state-of-the-art tenant fit out featuring top-tier finishes, lab equipment and amenities. Bluebird is paying $72.50 per square foot, or $18.4 million, per year in rent, with a scheduled annual rent increase of 1.75% in addition to operating expenses and taxes. Genzyme Corporation, a 50/60 Binney anchor tenant who has leased 251,000 square feet for a new headquarters, will commence occupancy in 2018 following the expiration of the company’s existing lease of its' current headquarters at nearby 500 Kendall Square. The following are photographs of 50/60 Binney:


50/60 Binney Photos


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


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)


Wellington Parkside Apartments
- Apr 19, 2017

Taurus acquires newly-built, 190-unit Wellington Parkside Apartments in Everett for over $56 million


Real estate investor Taurus Investment Holdings of Boston has acquired Wellington Parkside, a 190-unit luxury apartment development in Everett completed in 2015, for over $56 million from developer SMC Management. The exact sale price is $56,007,000, or nearly $300,000 ($294,774) per unit. The Dolben Company will take over as Wellington Parkside’s property manager; Wellington Parkside was previously managed by CP Management of Watertown.


One Dalton
- 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.


Innovation Point
- Apr 02, 2017

Initial demolition underway at General Electric Headquarters in Fort Point, groundbreaking set for May 8th


Interior demolition is underway at the two long-abandoned historic Necco Court warehouses that will become part of General Electric (GE)’s new $200 million Fort Point headquarters. An official groundbreaking for GE’s 390,000 square foot headquarters is set for May 8th. GE will fully restore the two existing warehouses and construct a new 12-story, 293,000 square foot building topped off by a sweeping solar panel on the adjacent parking lot. The new headquarters will be occupied by approximately 800 GE employees. As part of the project, approximately 1.5 acres of public space, as well as a ground-floor coffee bar and waterfront restaurant, will be constructed. Full completion of GE’s headquarters is expected by early 2019; completion of the restoration of the existing warehouses is expected by mid-2018. The following are photographs of the General Electric Headquarters site:


GE 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


MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Mar 20, 2017

Transformative MIT development aims to create an active, walkable Kendall Square

By Matthew M. Robare


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View of the development along the Cambridge skyline


Featuring six new buildings totaling nearly 1.7 million square feet and pegged at $1.2 billion, MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative development is transforming Kendall Square with a pedestrian streetscape, state-of-the-art office space and an increased residential presence. Formerly dormant blocks and surface parking lots will be revitalized with new retail and public spaces topped off with offices and residences that will activate the area 24/7. The development’s SoMa (South of Main Street) phase began construction last fall, and the NoMa (North of Main Street) phase is moving through design review.


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A map showing the Kendall Square Initiative buildings within the neighborhood


Updated plans for the NoMa phase were recently revealed. NoMa will construct Building One, a 290 to 300-unit apartment building, as well as 33,915 square feet of new retail and 15,995 square feet of new office space strategically positioned along Broadway and Broad Canal Way. As part of NoMa, the existing One Broadway office building will be improved with additional office and retail space as well as facade renovations and a new office tenant outdoor terrace. Building One will be located adjacent to the existing One Broadway building, replacing an existing surface parking lot, and will provide additional retail frontage along both streets. Building One will be 24 stories tall and will contain approximately 384,050 square feet. At least 53 apartments at Building One will be affordable under Cambridge’s inclusionary zoning ordinance. 


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Building One from Main Street, looking west


Building One will replace the existing 144-space surface parking lot with 150 garage parking spaces and over 350 bicycle storage spaces. The development team hopes to activate the Broadway frontage with a grocery store; the new retail along Broad Canal Way will complement the existing ground-floor retail along that street located in the Watermark Kendall development.


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A view of Broad Canal Way activated through ground floor retail on both sides, with NoMa at right and Watermark Kendall at left


The SoMa phase, Buildings Two through Six, will build five new buildings while preserving three historic buildings on Main Street. Building Two will feature 300,000 square feet of office space and 18,000 square feet of retail at the corner of Main Street and Wadsworth Street. Building Two will replace MIT’s existing Eastgate graduate student housing building.


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View of Building Two along Main Street


Building Three will contain approximately 280,000 square feet of research and laboratory space and will be built on the existing Hayward Street surface parking lot. Approximately 27,000 square feet of retail will be located at Building Three’s base.


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View of Building Three along Wadsworth Street


Building Four will feature academic housing, with as many as 450 units for graduate students, as well as a 9,000 square foot childcare center and 28,000 square feet of retail.


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View of Building Four from Main Street


Building Five will feature 360,000 square feet of office space, 20,000 square feet of retail and a new 65,000 square foot home for the MIT Museum. Building Five will replace the existing Kendall Square Lot and a one-story commercial building. Lastly, Building Six will be a two-story commercial building with 6,600 square feet of retail space.


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View of Building Five from Courtyard


About 1,400 parking spaces will be built as part of SoMa, and two new Hubway stations are planned for the full development. A new head house for the Kendall Square MBTA Red Line station may be built. Other pedestrian-oriented improvements are in the works, such as raised crosswalks on Wadsworth Street, multiple new green spaces and the closure of Hayward Street to through traffic, creating a new retail and public space-lined pedestrian mall. The development of retail along the south side of Main Street and side streets will contribute to pedestrian use and make the MIT campus more connected to Kendall Square’s multiple public transit options.


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Aerial view of MIT Kendall Square Initiative


Boston College Field House
- Mar 19, 2017

115,700 square foot athletic Field House approved at Boston College


The Boston College Field House, a 115,700 square foot athletic event and practice space, was approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The Field House will provide Boston College wth new athletic event space as well as practice space for football and other varsity sports, club and intramural sports and other recreational activities.


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


The Harlo
- 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:


1350 Boylston Photos


Myles Standish Hall Renovation
- Mar 09, 2017

Restoration underway at BU's Myles Standish Hall in Fenway


Renovations are well underway to restore Boston University’s Myles Standish Hall student residence, set in a 203,000 square foot historic hotel building in the heart of Kenmore Square. Work is nearing completion at the west end of the building, with new windows installed and interior fit out underway. Myles Standish Hall will be renovated in phases, with full completion expected in Fall 2018. The following are photographs of the Myles Standish Hall Renovation:


Myles Standish Hall Photos


One Dalton
- 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:


One Dalton Photos


50/60 Binney
- Feb 23, 2017

Full completion nearing at 50/60 Binney Class A offices in Kendall Square


Façade installation along the entire building perimeter at 50/60 Binney is complete, and interior fit-out work is wrapping up in preparation for Genzyme Corporation and Bluebird Bio to move in. Full completion of 50/60 Binney is expected within the first half of this year. The 10-story building features 541,000 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office. The following are photographs of 50/60 Binney:


50/60 Binney Photos


MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Feb 22, 2017

MIT starts work on Kendall Square Initiative mixed-use development


Demolition is underway at the “SoMa” (South of Main Street) section of MIT’s six-building Kendall Square Initiative development in the heart of Kendall Square. Existing low-rise buildings are being cleared, and site work has begun to make way for MIT’s mixed-use expansion, which will include educational, office, residential and retail uses. In total, the Kendall Square Initiative will construct nearly 1.7 million square feet of new building space. The following are photographs of work underway on the MIT Kendall Square Initiative:


MIT Kendall Square Initiative 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


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.


The Harlo
- 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.


Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building
- Feb 12, 2017

Wentworth proposes new engineering building


The Wentworth Institute of Technology is proposing to construct a new 69,000 square foot building in Mission Hill to help facilitate the expansion of its' engineering programs. The building would feature the latest engineering equipment and lab technology, along with an open layout designed to encourage collaborative learning. Wentworth has filed plans for the building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.


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


The Harlo
- 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:


1350 Boylston 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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Pierce Boston Exterior


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Pierce Boston Views


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Pierce Boston Interior


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:



The Harlo
- 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:



27 Drydock Avenue
- Dec 20, 2016

Related Beal acquires 286,160 square foot Seaport R&D building for $146.5 million


Related Beal has acquired 27 Drydock Avenue, a 286,160 square foot research and development (R&D) building in the Seaport District, for $146.5 million, or about $512 per square foot. With the acquisition of 27 Drydock Avenue, Related Beal has assumed the property’s ground lease from the City of Boston’s Economic Development and Industrial Corporation. The ground lease which was recently extended through 2086.


Innovation Point
- Dec 18, 2016

General Electric Headquarters Fort Point land sale closes for $83 million


General Electric and MassDevelopment closed Friday (December 16th) for $83 million on the acquisition of the 2.5-acre future site of General Electric’s $200 million headquarters in Fort Point. The site was sold in two separate transactions.


MassDevelopment paid $57.4 million to acquire the historic warehouses at 5 and 6 Necco Court, which will be renovated and incorporated into the future headquarters facility. MassDevelopment's acquisition is part of the State of Massachusetts' $120 million incentive that is being used to build General Electric's headquarters. MassDevelopment also closed Friday on $90 million of financing through Citizens Bank, which will be used to acquire and renovate the Necco Court warehouses.


General Electric paid $25.6 million to acquire the remaining land on which a new 12-story, 293,000 square foot building will be constructed. General Electric’s new facility will total 390,000 square feet. It was also announced Friday that Suffolk Construction will be the facility’s construction manager.


The Commons at Providence Station
- Dec 06, 2016

169 new apartments coming to Providence, RI commuter rail station


A groundbreaking ceremony is being held today (Wednesday, December 7th) for The Commons at Providence Station, a new transit-oriented 169-unit apartment community that will be located next to the Providence, RI commuter rail station with direct train service to Boston. The new building, developed by John M. Corcoran and Company & Trilogy Development, will be located on a currently-vacant parcel in Downtown Providence along the Moshassuck River across from the Rhode Island State House. Woburn, MA-based Tocci Building Companies is the building’s general contractor.


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:





The Harlo
- 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:



50/60 Binney
- Dec 01, 2016

50/60 Binney facade installed, interior tenant fit out underway


50/60 Binney’s distinctive façade has been fully installed. Interior fit out is now underway for tenants of the Kendall Square Class A lab and office building as its’ opening in the first half of 2017 nears. 50/60 Binney tenants will include Genzyme Corporation, who will occupy 251,000 square feet, and Bluebird Bio, who will occupy 253,000 square feet. The 50/60 Binney construction team is also performing exterior finishing touches along ground floor retail spaces. A stacked three-stone granite sculpture has been installed along Binney Street. The following are photographs of 50/60 Binney:


50/60 Binney Photos


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 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


250 North Street
- Nov 27, 2016

370,000 square foot NorthPoint commercial building renderings revealed


DivcoWest has revealed renderings of a 370,000 square foot commercial building proposed for construction in Cambridge’s NorthPoint neighborhood. The proposed building, intended for lab and office uses, would overlook NorthPoint Common and would be the first NorthPoint commercial building. Completion of the proposed building, which is targeting LEED Gold efficiency certification, is expected in late 2019. DivcoWest filed a Design Review Application with the Cambridge Planning Board for the proposed building earlier this month. DivcoWest acquired NorthPoint, a 42-acre master-planned site, for $291 million in August 2015.


The Harlo
- 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:


1350 Boylston Topping Off


Brookline Place Redevelopment
- Nov 11, 2016

Derenzo completes Brookline Place demolition, site work underway


J. Derenzo Companies has fully demolished the former storefront block at Brookline Place and is now performing site work to construct a temporary surface parking lot. The temporary lot will provide parking for the existing One Brookline Place building, which will be retained, while the existing Brookline Place parking garage is demolished and a new garage is built in its’ place as part of the Brookline Place Redevelopment project. Following construction of the new garage, a new eight-story building and a new addition to One Brookline Place will be constructed. The following are photographs of the Brookline Place site:


Brookline Place Photos


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Nov 06, 2016

Treviicos completes Wynn Boston Harbor slurry wall, new interior renderings revealed


Treviicos has completed the 34-acre Wynn Boston Harbor casino’s slurry wall, which will support the 24-story, 3 million square foot casino facility and its’ 3,000 car underground parking garage. The slurry wall spans nearly half a mile at 2,215 linear feet long and consists of 106 30-foot-thick slurry wall panels an average of 85 feet deep. J. Derenzo Companies is now at work excavating the slurry wall panels and Wynn Boston Harbor’s three-level, 3,000 car underground parking garage. The parking garage excavation has reached within 10 feet of the garage’s future bottom.


Approximately 800 tiebacks are being installed along the slurry wall for stability reinforcement; 200 tiebacks have been installed, and 600 remain. Wynn Boston Harbor is on track to open June 3rd, 2019; the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Wednesday, October 26th to approve the casino’s final design and opening date. New interior renderings of Wynn Boston Harbor have been revealed; these can be found above. The following are photographs of the Wynn Boston Harbor slurry wall:


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The following are photographs of tieback installation underway:


Wynn Boston Harbor Tiebacks


The following are photographs of pile driving underway:


Wynn Boston Harbor Piles


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:



Innovation Point
- Nov 02, 2016

BPDA approves General Electric Headquarters


At last night's board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved the $200 million General Electric (GE) Headquarters project in Fort Point. Pending zoning and environmental approvals, GE's new headquarters is expected to break ground in Early 2017 and open at least partially in 2018, The Boston Globe reports.


One Dalton
- 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.


The Harlo
- 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:


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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


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:



One Dalton
- 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:


One Dalton Photos


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


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Oct 11, 2016

Wynn Boston Harbor excavation underway, slurry wall nearing completion


Treviicos has nearly completed Wynn Boston Harbor’s slurry wall. Trenches for the wall’s final sections are being excavated using slurry wall rigs with hydromill and grab excavators. Steel reinforcement cages have been installed in excavated slurry wall trenches that range from 50 to over 120 feet deep. Treviicos is hard at work pouring concrete into installed reinforcement cages to complete the slurry wall.


Slurry wall sections have been excavated where concrete has been poured, exposing the hardened concrete. Following excavation, a cap beam, an extra layer of concrete, has been poured above the slurry wall to continue the foundation. J. Derenzo Companies is at work excavating both the slurry wall and Wynn Boston Harbor’s 3,000 car underground parking garage.


Completion of the garage is anticipated before the end of the year, at which point construction of the 3 million square foot casino’s 24-story, 350 foot tall steel frame will begin. Structural pile driving is now underway to support the future casino. The following is a video tour of Wynn Boston Harbor's slurry wall by Treviicos' David Gazda:



The following are photographs of the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site:


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Wynn Boston Harbor Slurry Wall Equipment


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Wynn Boston Harbor Driven Piles


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


Suffolk Construction Expansion
- Sep 30, 2016

Suffolk Construction hosts Virtual Groundbreaking for headquarters expansion


Suffolk Construction hosted a Virtual Groundbreaking ceremony yesterday (September 29th, 2016) for the $22 million, 38,000 square foot expansion of the company's existing Roxbury headquarters. No real dirt was moved at the ceremony; instead, per a Boston Globe report, officials donned headsets and hoisted virtual dirt with a virtual shovel. A video simulation of Suffolk Construction's future headquarters was projected behind the officials; with each virtual shovel scoop, a new section of the headquarters was projected, from foundation to finishes, until the full building was virtually complete. The following is a link to the full simulation video; the following is a video by Shirley Leung of the virtual shovel scooping:



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


The Graphic
- Sep 16, 2016

32 Cambridge Street approved, construction could commence Q4 2016


At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved 32 Cambridge Street for construction. Located in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square steps to the MBTA Orange Line, 32 Cambridge Street will feature 171 new residential apartments and approximately 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Initial site preparation work is anticipated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016, with occupancy anticipated in the second quarter of 2018. Additional information about 32 Cambridge Street can be found above.


25 Fid Kennedy Avenue (Parcel N)
- Sep 16, 2016

Cannistraro opening new Seaport District factory


In an official press release yesterday (September 15th, 2016), local mechanical construction services firm Cannistraro announced that it will relocate its manufacturing and warehousing operations to the 157,000 square foot historic industrial building located at 25 Fid Kennedy Avenue in Boston's Seaport District overlooking Boston Harbor. Cannistraro has secured a fifty year ground lease with the City of Boston for Parcel N, the 3.5-acre Boston Marine Industrial Park (BMIP) site on which the buildng stands. Cannistraro will substantially rehabilitate the property for use as a prefabrication and assembly plant for plumbing, fire protection, HVAC piping and sheet metal systems. These materials will be installed at construction sites throughout the Boston region. Cannistraro is expected to occupy its' new Seaport District factory in September 2017.


One Dalton
- 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:


One Dalton Excavation


The following are photographs of One Dalton's foundation support structure:


One Dalton Foundation Support Structure


The following is a panoramic photograph of the base of One Dalton's foundation:


One Dalton Panorama


The following is a photograph of One Dalton's tower crane:


One Dalton Crane


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Aug 19, 2016

Wynn Resorts acquires future casino service road from McDonald's for $1 million


Last Thursday (August 11th, 2016), Wynn Resorts acquired a 0.44-acre section of the 1.1-acre McDonald's restaurant property located at 128 Broadway next to the future Wynn Boston Harbor casino site for $1 million as recorded in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds. Wynn Resorts will construct a service road for the future casino across the section acquired. The existing single-story, 3,180 square foot McDonald's building will be demolished; McDonald's will build a new location on the 0.65-acre property section retained. Wynn Resorts also granted an easement to McDonalds last Thursday over and across the future service road to allow access and egress. The terms of the deed for Wynn Resorts' acquisition include a prohibition from establishing an eating establishment on the property for 20 years. Wynn Resorts acquired Parcel 1 and Lot 2 on the plan below; McDonald's retains ownership of the 0.65-acre Lot 3. The existing McDonald's building, located across Lot 2 and Lot 3, will be demolished.


128 Broadway site plan


The following is the deed for Wynn Resorts' acquisition of 0.44 acres at 128 Broadway:


   


The 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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88 Ames site


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JDC Demolition rig


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View of sealed garage section


More information about 88 Ames is posted below.


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Aug 05, 2016

Wynn Boston Harbor construction officially starts


In an official ceremony Thursday (August 4th, 2016), Wynn Resorts marked the start of construction at the $2.1 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino. Crews have been on site since last week making preparations for commencement of work. Construction officially kicked off with a celebratory blasting of airhorns led by Mayor Carlo DeMaria of Everett and Bob DeSalvio, Senior Vice President of Development at Wynn Resorts:



Wynn Boston Harbor will be a 3 million square foot five-star casino located on a 34-acre site along the Mystic River in Everett. The casino will feature a 210,000 square foot gaming facility with approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables. A 24-story, 350-foot tall curved glass tower will contain over 600 luxury hotel rooms. An underground parking garage with capacity for approximately 3,000 cars will be constructed on site. Wynn Boston Harbor will also include retail and restaurant space. A 24/7 public waterfront park, including a boat dock, with sweeping views of the Boston skyline will be constructed along the Mystic River. Renderings of Wynn Boston Harbor are posted above; the following is a photograph of the Boston skyline as seen from Wynn Boston Harbor:


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View of Boston skyline from Wynn Boston Harbor


Chris Gordon, President of Wynn Design and Development in Massachusetts, gave a rundown of the Wynn Boston Harbor construction timeline during the ceremony; the casino is expected to open in June 2019. Soil excavation by J. Derenzo Companies and slurry wall construction for Wynn Boston Harbor's foundation by Treviicos is currently underway. A rail line located adjacent to the casino site will be used to remove soil from the Wynn Boston Harbor site. A deal for steel procurement will be signed this week; steel frame construction will begin by the end of this year with completion of framing by the end of 2017. By the end of 2018, the casino will be sealed and interior finish work will commence. The following are photographs of soil excavation and slurry wall construction underway, including detailed construction descriptions:


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Soil excavation underway


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Soil excavation underway


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Freight train along rail line that will be used to remove soil


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Excavators and slurry wall rigs at 34-acre Wynn Boston Harbor site


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Slurry wall grab excavator used to excavate slurry wall trenches


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Slurry wall rig with hydromill excavator used to excavate slurry wall trenches


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Slurry wall rigs


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Slurry wall steel reinforcement cages; these will be lowered into excavated slurry wall trenches, and concrete will be poured inside


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Slurry wall steel reinforcement cages


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Concrete is poured into a 100 foot deep steel reinforcement cage; the cage has been lowered into an excavated slurry wall trench


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Concrete pouring underway


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A concrete mixing transport truck is washed


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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Retail Perspective


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Retail Perspective


The following is an aerial perspective of 35 CambridgePark Drive:


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Aerial Perspective


The following is an Urban Context Plan:


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Urban Context Plan


The following is a site plan:


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Site Plan


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.


50/60 Binney
- Aug 02, 2016

50 & 60 Binney exterior finishes nearing completion


50 & 60 Binney’s glass facade along Binney Street, Edwin H. Land Boulevard and Second Street is nearly complete. Almost all glass panels have been installed along with metal panels. The brick facade along Linskey Way is nearly complete as well. Glass is now being installed along 50 & 60 Binney’s ground-floor retail spaces. Located in Cambridge's Kendall Square, 50 & 60 Binney, topped off since September 2015, will be a 10-story Class A lab and office building with a total of approximately 541,000 rentable square feet (RSF) including approximately 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Tenants at 50 & 60 Binney will include Genzyme Corporation and Bluebird Bio, both of whom will relocate their headquarters to the building. Genzyme Corporation will occupy 251,000 square feet, and Blueburd Bio will occupy 253,000 square feet. The following are photographs of 50 & 60 Binney's facade:


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View from the corner of First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)

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View from Edwin H. Land Boulevard along Binney Street (right)

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View from Edwin H Land Boulevard along Linskey Way (left)

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View at Binney Street (left) and Second Street (right)

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View at Second Street (left) and Linskey Way (right)

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View from Linskey Way

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View along Binney Street from Second Street

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View along Binney Street


HVAC units are installed on 50 & 60 Binney’s roof, and roughing in of interior mechanical and electrical utility systems has begun. Work will soon commence on interior finishes in anticipation of 50 & 60 Binney’s opening in the first half of 2017. The following are photographs of utility installation underway at 50 & 60 Binney:


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View of HVAC units along 50 & 60 Binney roofline facing Second Street

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HVAC and electrical system under construction

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View along Linskey Way

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View along Binney Street from Second Street


50 & 60 Binney's workspaces will feature sweeping views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The following is a view from 50 & 60 Binney's top floor, courtesy Concrete Sensors:


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Beautiful 60 deg day in Feb. Great day to be at the top floor of a Turner project in Cambridge! @turner_talk pic.twitter.com/JiukQlJqHU

— Concrete Sensors (@concretesensors) February 1, 2016


More information about 50 & 60 Binney Street is posted below.


Innovation Point
- Aug 01, 2016

General Electric releases renderings and details for Boston headquarters


General Electric (GE) and development partner Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment) today released renderings and details for GE's future Boston headquarters campus along Fort Point Channel in an Expanded Environmental Notification Form/Project Notification Form (EENF/EPNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority; the following is a link to the full EENF/EPNF. The Boston Business Journal reports that on August 22nd, approximately 175 GE employees will begin working at GE's temporary Boston headquarters facility at 33-41 Farnsworth Street in Fort Point. The following is a building section of GE's new campus showing intended uses:


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Building Section w/ Intended Uses


The following is a graphic showing environmentally-friendly and sustainable features:


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The following is a site plan showing proposed conditions:


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Proposed conditions


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Jul 29, 2016

Wynn Boston Harbor casino construction starts


Per an Instagram post today by subcontractor Liberty Construction Services, the Wynn Boston Harbor construction crew was at work today pouring concrete for the casino's construction field office. The field office will serve as the base of operations throughout construction. The Boston Globe announced last Friday that construction of the casino would "commence immediately" following the State of Massachusetts' Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s denial of an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville that delayed the start of the project. The following is Liberty Construction Services' Instagram post:


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87 & 200 CambridgePark Drive
- Jul 24, 2016

King Street Properties recapitalizes renovated Alewife lab building with new partner in $43.4 million deal


This past Friday (July 22nd, 2016), local life science real estate investor King Street Properties recapitalized its' recently-renovated, fully-leased lab building at 87 CambridgePark Drive in a $43.4 million deal. As part of the deal, a new investment partner for 87 CambridgePark Drive, Washington, DC-based global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, was brought on board. King Street Properties and The Carlyle Group also secured a $24.7 million mortgage for 87 CambridgePark Drive on Friday through Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.


King Street Properties acquired the two-story, 62,492 square foot 87 CambridgePark Drive in June 2014 for $14.8 million from then-owner Pfizer. King Street Properties also acquired neighboring six-story, 221,676 square foot 200 CambridgePark Drive from Pfizer in June 2014 for $39.75 million. King Street Properties proceeded to renovate both buildings and sold the newly-renovated, fully-leased 200 CambridgePark Drive in December 2015 to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing for $165.5 million. The renovations of 87 and 200 CambridgePark Drive cost a total of $112 million. A total of $89 million in financing for the renovations was secured in July 2014 through HFF, including $22 million for 87 CambridgePark Drive and $67 million for 200 CambridgePark Drive.


Existing tenants at fully-leased 87 CambridgePark Drive include biotech firm Dicerna, who is leasing 37,000 square feet and moved into its' open floor plan office in February 2015. Ra Pharma, the building's second tenant, leases approximately 26,623 square feet. Tenants at fully-leased 200 CambridgePark Drive include Celgene and Amgen, as well as the headquarters of King Street Properties.


A total of two deeds totaling approximately $43.4 million were recorded Friday for the recapitalization of 87 CambridgePark Drive. The following are the deeds for the recapitalization as recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds:


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(Note: King 87 CPD LLC is managed by King Street Properties. CPI/King 87 CPD Owner LLC is managed by King Street Properties and The Carlyle Group.)


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Jul 22, 2016

Wynn Boston Harbor casino construction moving forward


The Boston Globe reports that Wynn Resorts will move forward with construction of the $2.1 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino. The State of Massachusetts' Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has denied an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville that delayed the start of the project. Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Boston Harbor, states that construction crews are being "readied and mobilized" and that "construction of Wynn Boston Harbor and the eventual hiring of 4,000 union workers will commence immediately" now that the state's license has been granted. As part of the license's conditions, Wynn Resorts will increase public open space at the casino site by approximately two acres, creating a total of 6.5 acres of open space. The Wynn Boston Harbor project is on schedule to open early 2019.


More information about Wynn Boston Harbor is posted below.


Innovation Point
- Jul 15, 2016

General Electric Headquarters acquisition deal moving forward, construction could start this fall


The Boston Globe reports that General Electric (GE)’s acquisition of its’ future Fort Point headquarters site is moving forward. On Thursday, the board of MassDevelopment, the state economic development and finance agency, reportedly authorized the purchase of the two historic warehouse buildings at 5 and 6 Necco Court, which will be incorporated into GE’s headquarters facility, and an acre of land that will be used for open space. The MassDevelopment board also authorized MassDevelopment on Thursday to apply for up to $120 million in state grants that would be used for the purchase and improvement of GE’s headquarters site.


MassDevelopment Chief Executive Marty Jones states that GE aims to start construction work at the the historic buildings as soon as this fall, with completion and occupancy of the entire facility expected in 2018. GE executives will move this summer to 33-41 Farnsworth Street in Fort Point, which will serve as GE’s temporary headquarters.


GE’s acquisition of the headquarters site is expected to close in September. The approximately 2.5 acre site will reportedly be subdivided into an acre of open space, approximately half an acre where the historic buildings stand and approximately one acre where GE’s new 293,000 square foot building will be erected. MassDevelopment will reportedly own the open space and historic buildings parcels, and GE will own the new building parcel. GE will lease the historic buildings from MassDevelopment.


More information about the General Electric Headquarters project is posted below.


One Dalton
- 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:


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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:


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Excavation underway below foundation brace frames


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Excavation underway below foundation brace frames


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Aerial view of excavation underway


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Aerial view of excavation underway below foundation brace frames


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View along Dalton Street


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Excavator being moved onto the construction site


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Excavation underway


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Excavation underway


More information about One Dalton is posted below.


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Jul 06, 2016

Wynn Resorts acquires 1.5-acre LTI Limo headquarters, located across from Everett casino site, for $11.3 million


This past Thursday, June 30th, 2016, Wynn Resorts acquired the world headquarters facility of livery company LTI Worldwide Limousine (LTI), located in Everett across Route 99 from the future site of the Wynn Boston Harbor casino, for $11.3 million as recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds. The acquired LTI headquarters span two parcels totaling approximately 1.5 acres.


It has been previously reported that Wynn Resorts will acquire additional properties surrounding the casino site. Wynn Resorts expects to open the $2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino in May 2019 pending an official decision on an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville. The appeal decision is expected to be issued shortly, and the casino could break ground this month.


LTI's headquarters are located across two parcels, 16/24 Mystic Street and 35 Bow Street. The following is a locus map of the parcels:


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Locus map (Source: Everett GIS)


The following are the deeds for Wynn Resorts' acquisition of the parcels:


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The Harlo
- 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.


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View of superstructure steel and foundation from Private Alley 932


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Panoramic view of construction site from Private Alley 932


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Foundation under construction


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View of superstructure steel and foundation from corner of Boylston Street and Kilmarnock Street


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Excavation rig


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Elevator core


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Tower crane and elevator core


More information about 1350 Boylson Street 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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More information about Pierce Boston is posted below.


Innovation Point
- Jun 24, 2016

Letter of Intent filed for General Electric Fort Point headquarters, designed by Gensler


General Electric has filed a Letter of Intent to construct its new headquarters facility fronting Fort Point Channel in Boston. As previously reported, the existing warehouse buildings at 5 and 6 Necco Court will be rehabilitated. The buildings will be connected by a new shared lobby and atrium. A new 293,000 square foot, 12-story building will be built next to the existing buildings. The new building will be connected to the buildings by a pedestrian bridge as well as a new pedestrian passageway, GE Plaza, that will connect Necco Street and the Fort Point Channel harborwalk. Part of GE Plaza will be located underneath a transparent canopy.


Global architecture firm Gensler is designing General Electric's new headquarters facility. Contrary to prior reports, the State of Massachusetts, not the Boston Redevelopment Authority, will own General Electric's facility. Uses and amenities at the facility will include "office, maker space, bistro-cafe, cafeteria, coffee bar, museum, convener space, community co-work lounge, and laboratory" per the Letter of Intent. The following is a preliminary rendering of what General Electric's facility may look like: 


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General Electric's new facility will include approximately 42,430 square feet of new public waterfront open space along Fort Point Channel. Improvements will also be made to the existing Harborwalk.


The following is a link to the Letter of Intent for the General Electric Headquarters. More information about the General Electric Headquarters is posted below.


Suffolk Construction Expansion
- Jun 14, 2016

Suffolk Construction Roxbury headquarters expansion approved for construction


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the expansion of Suffolk Construction's Roxbury headquarters for construction at this month's board meeting. The 38,000 square foot expansion will provide new space for Suffolk Construction to expand its workforce. Four existing vacant buildings will be demolished to construct the expansion.


A rendering of the Suffolk Construction Expansion project is posted above. The following is a link to the Small Project Review Application for the Suffolk Construction Expansion project. More information about the Suffolk Construction Expansion project is posted below.


Indigo Block
- Jun 14, 2016

Indigo Block in Dorchester approved for construction


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Indigo Block, a mixed-use development project in Dorchester, for construction at this month's board meeting. Construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2017. The 125,400 square foot project will contain 80 rental residential units, 8 residential condominium units and 20,000 square feet of commercial space envisioned for light industrial use.


A rendering of Indigo Block is posted above. The following is a link to the Boston Civic Design Commission presentation for Indigo Block. More information about Indigo Block is posted below.


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.


The Harlo
- 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.


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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.


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


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.


Innovation Point
- Mar 25, 2016

General Electric reaches deal to acquire Fort Point parcel


The Boston Globe reports that General Electric has reached a deal to buy a 2.5-acre parcel on Fort Point Channel. The parcel consists of two vacant warehouses and parking. General Electric will build a new headquarters facility on the parcel. Procter & Gamble, current owner of the parcel, will retain much of the current parking lot; only a section of the lot will be sold.


General Electric will develop the new facility in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will own the facility, and General Electric will lease. Sale of the 2.5-acre parcel is expected to close in nine to 12 months; General Electric hopes to occupy the new facility by 2018. General Electric has not yet filed development plans; an architect for the new facility is yet to be hired.  Approximately 800 people will work at General Electric's new facility.


One Dalton
- 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.


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View from Dalton Street


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Excavator at One Dalton


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Excavator and deep foundation installation machinery


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Excavator and deep foundation installation machinery


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Deep foundation installation machinery


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.


   

   

   

   

   


Wynn Boston Harbor
- Feb 24, 2016

Wynn Everett Casino groundbreaking put on hold


Wynn Resorts is reportedly putting groundbreaking on hold for the Wynn Everett Casino following an environmental appeal filed by the City of Somerville. The project had been scheduled to break ground in April 2016. Initial site preparation and decontamination work began in September 2015. Suffolk Construction is the project's construction manager.


The Graphic
- Feb 23, 2016

Berkeley Investments has submitted a Project Notification Form to the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 32 Cambridge Street, a proposed mixed-use project in Sullivan Square in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood. Berkeley Investments is proposing to build 171 new apartments and 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Project site would be located steps to Sullivan Square Station on the MBTA Orange Line.


Berkeley Investments is also the developer of 625 McGrath and Millbrook Lofts, located in Somerville near proposed 32 Cambridge Street. 625 McGrath is complete and occupied; Millbrook Lofts is nearly complete and now leasing. This past Wednesday, February 17th, Berkeley Investments sold 625 McGrath to Jones Street Investment Partners for $14,200,000.


Myles Standish Hall Renovation
- Feb 15, 2016

Myles Standish Hall Renovation is now approved for construction.


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


50/60 Binney
- Jan 21, 2016

Exterior finish installation underway at 50 & 60 Binney


Installation of glass panels and brick finishes is underway at 50 & 60 Binney. Glass has risen three stories along Binney and First streets, and brick has risen nearly 10 stories along Linskey Way.


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View from Longfellow Bridge


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View at First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)


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View along Binney Street


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View along Binney Street


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View at First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)


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View at Linskey Way (left) and First Street (right)


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.


The Harlo
- 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.


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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


One Dalton
- 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.


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View from Dalton Street


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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.


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Fencing along Dalton Street


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Fencing along Dalton Street


Indigo Block
- Dec 15, 2015

Indigo Block proposal under review


Indigo Block in Dorchester on the Fairmount Line is now under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The following is a link to the Project Notification Form for Indigo Block.


50/60 Binney
- Nov 12, 2015

50 & 60 Binney ready for exterior finishes


We stopped by 50 & 60 Binney in rapidly-developing Kendall Square. Topped off since September, 50 & 60 Binney's frame is being prepared for installation of exterior finishes. 50 & 60 Binney's facade will consist of glass, metal panels and bricks.


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View along Binney Street


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View at First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)


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View at First Street (left) and Binney Street (right)


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View along Binney Street


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View along Binney Street


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View along Binney Street


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


50/60 Binney
- Sep 22, 2015

50 & 60 Binney tops off


The topping-off ceremony for 50 & 60 Binney was held today! The following is a link to a video of the ceremony. 50 & 60 Binney will be a 10-story, 541,000 rentable square foot (RSF) lab and office building.



Jul 5, 2015

50 & 60 Binney steel frame rising


50 & 60 Binney's steel frame has risen six stories and will soon top off! 50 & 60 Binney will be a total of 10 stories tall.


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View along Binney Street (left) and Second Street (right)


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View along Second Street


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


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