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Nov 05, 2019
Construction Continues at MIT's 290-292 Main St.
Various stages of construction are ongoing at MIT's 290-292 Main Street project. The tower's higher modern level, where the graduate student housing will be located, has moved on to interior finishings while the ground-level retail space is actively undergoing construction and historical restoration of the exterior. When complete the building will feature 450 student housing units plus a childcare facility and around 10,000 square feet of retail space.
Nov 02, 2019
Akamai Moves into New Headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square
On November 1, Akamai Technologies held a ribbon-cutting celebration marking the grand opening of their new global headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new headquarters consolidates six of the internet technology company’s local offices, allowing 2,000 employees in the area to work together under one roof. The new lobby and office space designed by Sasaki is housed within a base building by architect Pickard Chilton and architect of record Stantec. Responding to Akamai’s most pressing need to unite teams across a new 480,000 square foot office, Sasaki’s design prioritizes connection within the company, articulated best by the project’s vision statement: “To connect the world, we must first connect to each other.”
The colorful "Akamile" is a mile-long walking path created by Sasaki, the interior architect behind the office design. The connective pathway links all 19 floors of the new Akamai office, creating a band of social and collaborative space that connects teams across the 480,000 SF. The gradient runs between Akamai's brand colors of blue and orange, doubling as a fully integrated branding and wayfinding feature that sets this office apart as a beacon within Kendall Square.
Inspiring productive collaboration across the building’s 19-floor interior posed a challenge, but the Sasaki design team saw opportunity for innovative design. Diverse destinations—including specialty coffee bar, ping pong arena, and an inviting gaming lair, among others—encourage movement across the entire building, and a walkable physical path between the top and bottom floors of the building guides employees through common spaces on each floor. The path, which spans approximately one mile, is cleverly dubbed the “Akamile.”
Diverse destinations along a single walking path get people to move between all 19 floors, ensuring the Akamai workforce is staying connected to one another and given the mix of social, focused, and collaborative spaces they need to do their best work.
Photos: Sasaki, Interior Architect. ©Anton Grassl
Oct 04, 2019
Work Continues on BU Dental Expansion & Renovation
Construction of the addition along with renovations to existing space continues at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In the existing section of the building, new windows are being installed along with updated ceiling grids to enable new lights and HVAC equipment. Elsewhere in the 7-story, 41,900 square foot addition installation of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems is also ongoing. The project will also include numerous energy efficiency measures being completed in partnership with Eversource. Eversource provided energy modeling services to drive deeper energy savings from measures such as enhanced fan speed control, variable condenser water control and preheating supply air from the water-side economizer. Eversource will provide incentives for these measures through the Mass Save C&S New Construction program when the measures are installed and verified as being operational.When complete in Spring 2021 the expanded dental school will include new clinical space to make treatment environments more comfortable along with 40% more instructional space. This new space will allow for a better experience for patients, students, and faculty and staff and complements the school’s innovative curriculum.
Sep 27, 2019
$4.5M Reno Permit Pulled for Aptiv Offices at 100 Northern Ave.
A permit for office renovations valued at $4.5M has been pulled by JDL Corporate Interiors for renovations to the Aptiv offices at 100 Northern Avenue in the Seaport. The permit calls for new GWB partitions along with upgraded finishes and adjustments to mechanicals, electrical, and plumbing to accommodate a new layout.
Sep 20, 2019
Work Continues at One Broadway in Cambridge
The old roof at the terrace access near Venture Café will be removed and a new roof will be installed next week. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Panels will be installed on the walls of the mechanical headhouse and on the terrace shaft wall, and stair area wall next week.
L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Louver installation and related work will take place next to the lobby between the tower next week. Visual impacts near the lobby will occur. Waterproofing at the terrace knee wall area will take place on Saturday, September 21st through next Wednesday. An asphalt odor may be detected on the 5th-floor annex. A cap and lighting will be installed at the knee wall next week. L1 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex.
Metal column wraps will be installed at the columns on the terrace along the window line. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. The sidewalk fence will be moved to allow more walking space for pedestrians at the end of next week except at louver area next to the lobby where work continues.
Lobby, Elevator, and Garage
The new elevator to the second-floor inspection is upcoming. Punchlist work in the lobby will take place.
165 Main Street Construction Site (former Surface Parking Lot)
Emergency egress from Stair 3 is through the garage, where the garage doors will automatically open in the event of an emergency. Please follow the signage. Finish work at the loading dock and corridor. Backfill and install a sub-slab vent system. Punch-list items are ongoing.
Liner Retail Building at Broad Canal Street
Wood installation continues and plantings will be installed along Broad Canal. Lighting and bench installations will also take place.
Basement and Sidewalk on Main Street
Equipment installation and outfitting work for the market continue.
Electrical and plumbing connections and duct insulation on the roof. Expect L1 noise in the 5th-floor annex.
Sep 12, 2019
Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Aug 06, 2019
Final Stages of Construction Wrapping up for Akamai Headquarters
Interior finishing and final stages of construction are wrapping up for what will be Akamai's new headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new 450,000+ office tower is expected to be complete later this year. The landmark building features a cantilevered design along with a mile-long staircase on the interior, "the Akamile" extending from the lobby up to the 19th floor.
Jul 23, 2019
Work Continues on Foundation/Below Grade Parking for Seaport Square Block L4
Construction is ongoing for the foundation and two levels of below-grade parking at Seaport Square Block L4, future home of Amazon. Block L4 will feature 444,000 square feet of office space above two levels of retail, 81,000 square feet. The project will also bring a new park to the area, connecting Summer Street to the Waterfront, Harbor Square Park will be a 1/3 mile public promenade designed by the world-renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, possibly best known for their work on Manhattan’s High Line.
Construction on Seaport Square Block L4 is expected to be complete in 2021.
Jul 18, 2019
MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap
MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower.
Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
Jul 03, 2019
Custom Facade Going Up at Harvard's Science and Engineering Complex
The custom facade system specially designed for Harvard's Science and Engineering complex is now being installed. The system includes 3 different facade elements to optimize energy efficiency and thermal performance. On the upper floors, a metal skin will cover the building to minimize solar heat gain in the warmer month, capture thermal energy in winter, and provide natural light and ventilation to the interior spaces. On the two below-grade levels transparent glass ribbons open toward the public courtyard but are still shaded by projecting slab edges and light shelves that will reflect natural light deep into the interior of the building. The central atrium of the project features large glass façades that also bring in more natural light. All three outer façade systems include operable vents to support natural ventilation for the facility.
On the interior of the project fireproofing is ongoing along with drywall finishing and MEP install. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2020.
Jun 18, 2019
Work Ongoing for Exterior Walls for BU Dental Addition
Construction is ongoing with on the exterior walls for the both 7-story & 2-story additions to Boston Unversity's Dental School in the South End. Metal stud framing is also being installed to support the exterior facade finishes. When complete the updated building will feature a total of nearly 126,100 square feet of office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and creating multi-functional learning space. Construction is expected to wrap up in Spring 2021.
Jun 13, 2019
Seaport Square Block L4 Financed for $435 Million
The project at Seaport Square Block L4 has been financed via Citizens Bank for $435 million.
The upcoming project consists of a 17 story retail and office building to be constructed on a 1.63-acre parcel in Boston's Seaport Square.
The 525,000 square foot building will feature 81,000 square feet of retail space on the first two levels accompanied by 444,000 square feet of office space on the upper 15 levels.
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