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Developers Boston Properties
Architects FXCollaborative
Engineers VHB
General Contractors John Moriarty & Associates
Technology Company Touchplan

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About Proto

88 Ames Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

22-story mixed-use tower located in the heart of Kendall Square opening in Summer 2018 featuring approximately 280 apartment residences and 16,000 square feet of retail. Residences will range from micro units to two-bedrooms, with luxurious appointments such as selectively exposed concrete ceilings and columns, Thermofoil kitchen cabinets, Silestone countertops, stainless steel moveable islands in larger residences and available Ori Systems robotic furniture. 36 residences at Proto will be designated affordable.

Resident amenities at Proto will include 24-hour concierge service, an outdoor terrace, an indoor fireside lounge, an in-house coffee lounge, collaborative work spaces, video gaming systems, music rooms, a yoga-spin studio, a fitness room and a communal kitchen and dining room. Approximately 140 existing parking spaces in the adjacent East Garage will be reserved for Proto residents; no new parking will be built. Proto is located at the former Ames Street entrance to the East Garage, which has been partially demolished and retained at the rear of the tower.

Retail at Proto will include Mediterranean restaurant Cava Grill, Bank of America and a coffee shop. The tower is located steps from the MBTA Red Line, minutes to Downtown Boston by transit, foot or car. The following are renderings of Proto:

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Dollar Volume 140,000,000
Square Feet 216,000



Stories 22
Height (feet) 250
Start Date Apr 16, 2016
Topping Off Date Nov 29, 2017
Completion Date Jul 01, 2018

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Feb 25, 2018

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


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Nov 29, 2017

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


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Aug 29, 2017

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


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Apr 20, 2017

Concrete superstructure rising at 88 Ames Street apartments in Kendall Square


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Feb 20, 2017

Vertical construction begins at 88 Ames Street in Kendall Square



Nov 30, 2016

88 Ames foundation work underway


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Aug 05, 2016

Initial garage demolition complete at 88 Ames in Kendall Square


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May 22, 2016

J. Derenzo Companies breaks ground at 88 Ames Street


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