Cosentini Associates is a long-established building systems consulting engineering firm headquartered in New York City. Cosentini Associates offer an integrated array of services: mechanical/HVAC, electrical, and plumbing (MEP); fire protection; fire engineering and code consulting; mission-critical design; information technologies (comprising telecommunications, audiovisual, and security design); lighting design; sustainable design and LEED consulting; commissioning; and disaster relief services.
Nov 25, 2019
The large building complex is undergoing demolition and construction to create 550 new apartment residences; 1,500 new parking spaces, and new office and retail spaces. The parking garage on the south side of the complex is fenced off and is in the early stages of demolition.
Oct 13, 2019
Framing Progressing for Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Framing continues on the upcoming Omni Seaport Hotel with the first set of windows going in at the corner of Summer & D Streets for what will be one of two towers connected by the three-story podium. The 1,055 room hotel will also include 120,000 square feet of meeting space plus an underground tunnel connecting the hotel to the Convention Center across the street. Construction is expected to last through 2021.
Sep 25, 2019
Take a Sneak Peek Inside the Trillium's New Fenway Location
Trillium's first ground-up construction project -- the 1,500 square foot structure is designed by Studio Troika with a greenhouse-inspired feel. Sip beers on the open-air patio in the summer and watch the snow shimmer through glass windows in the winter. Trillium was born in Boston, and its newest space in the city will allow the roots to grow deeper.
Photos Courtesy of Trillium Brewing Company
Aug 26, 2019
Orfano Opens at Pierce Boston
Restaurateurs Tiffani Faison and Kelly Walsh open their highly anticipated Orfano tonight. Guided by the whimsy of “sorry Nonna,” Orfano is a subversive Italian-American restaurant that does not bow to traditions – its orphan spirit breaks away from regions and rules, conventions and expectations. The opening marks Tiffani and Kelly’s fourth restaurant and it solidifies that even their greatest fans cannot predict what they are capable of. As their most upscale concept yet, Orfano, as Tiffani so aptly puts it, “has moves.” The moves extend from the bar to the service to the décor, and underlie Tiffani’s unique ability to translate her own sharp humor into a dining experience that bestows guests with much more than just her gastronomic talent. A culinary maverick, Faison’s special sauce is in her ability to respect a cuisine’s roots while also fearlessly taking it apart and putting it back together in a way that only she could. With Orfano, she delivers next level Italian – delicious, elegant, humorous; distinctly different than anything else in Boston. Orfano seats 96 in total: 16 at the bar, 20 in the café and 60 in the dining room. The café and bar are open to guests without reservations. Reservations are suggested for the dining room. Orfano is located at 1391 Boylston Street Boston MA - on the ground floor of Pierce Boston in the Fenway.
Aug 22, 2019
Renovations Continue at 401 Park - $2M Permit Pulled for Work on 2nd Floor
Construction continues on the redevelopment of 401 Park Drive (the Landmark Center) in Fenway with a permit pulled for $2M of work to the second floor of the building. The permit calls for some minor demo work along with new millwork, painting, and flooring.
Jul 25, 2019
Permit Issued for Trillium Tap Room At 401 Park Drive
A building permit has been issued for what will be Trillium's next Tap Room at the Landmark Center in Fenway. The permit calls for install of the new concrete slab along with plumbing, HVAC, electrical and fit-out to the 1,500 square foot space. The new greenhouse inspired space located in the front lawn of 401 Park Drive will be open year-round and is expected to be complete later this year.
Jul 18, 2019
Framing Kicks Off for Omni Seaport
With the concrete cores on the site climbing, framing has also started for the upcoming Omni Hotel in Boston's busy Seaport. The 1,055 room hotel will feature the city's largest ballroom and a 4th-floor pool deck that will allow guests to host year-round events featuring views of the Boston skyline. The luxury hotel will also offer guests access to the Mokara Spa, a state of the art fitness center, and numerous dining options including a French brasserie & boulangerie. The Omni Seaport is set to open in early 2021.
Jun 28, 2019
Time Out Market Fenway Now Open
The 25,000 square foot Time Out Market is now open as part of the revamp on The Landmark Center in Fenway. The food hall, located in the former Best Buy location features 15 eateries by local chefs and 2 full-service bars. The next phase of the Landmark Center renovation call, now under review, would construct a new 14-story, 506,000-square-foot office and lab building at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Fullerton Street with 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and renovate Landmark Center’s existing 978,200-square-foot office and retail component.
Jun 10, 2019
625,000 Square Foot Office Tower at 125 Lincoln Street Officially Under Review
Oxford Properties planned 24 story office tower to replace the garage at 125 Lincoln Street is now officially under review. The plans call for a 625,000 square foot office building with retail and publicly accessible ground floor uses. The development would also include the redesign of 7,500 square feet of existing open space at the corner of Lincoln Street and the Greenway along with the creation of a publicly accessible indoor space of approximately 7,000 square feet that includes gathering and retail spaces. Parking capacity for up to 275 vehicles would be located in up to five levels below grade. Oxford Properties purchased the garage for around $40M in May 2017.
May 06, 2019
Cores Rapidly Rising for Omni Seaport
Concrete cores are rapidly rising for the Omni Seaport Hotel. The massive, 1055 room hotel will offer direct access to the Boston Convention Center via an existing underground tunnel. The hotel will also include 120,000 square feet of meeting and event space including two large 25,000-square-foot and 15,500-square-foot ballrooms, 35,000 square feet of restaurant space, 5,000 square feet of retail space and an 8,500-square-foot spa and fitness center. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification and is expected to be complete in early 2021.
Apr 22, 2019
Scape Acquires Fenway Property for $39 Million
Scape has acquired the property at 2 Charlesgate West for $39 million.
2 Charlesgate West was a proposed 29-story, 340-foot tall mixed-use tower that would contain up to 343,819 sqft of gross floor area including 10,000 sqft of retail. In April 2019, Scape acquired the property from Trans National and has not released any immediate plans for the site.
Trans National's defunct plans for the tower were to include approximately 295 residential units including studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units with rental apartments on lower floors and ownership condominiums on upper floors. Resident amenities would include a fitness center, a show kitchen, a dining room, a library and landscaped outdoor terraces with outdoor grills and dining space.
Apr 08, 2019
24 Story Building Proposed in Leather District
Oxford Properties Group proposes to demolish the existing parking garage and construct a new, approximately 625,000 square foot, 24 story office building containing retail, restaurant, and other commercial uses on the ground floor, below grade parking and indoor/outdoor public space. The project will be a dynamic addition to downtown Boston that will revitalize the site.
The site currently features a 115,625 square foot parking garage including upper-floor office and ground-floor retail space located on a 27,800 square foot lot steps to South Station. Existing zoning for the 125 Lincoln Street parcel would allow up to 223,880 square feet of mixed-use development; current tenant lease termination options would allow a potential development to begin in 2018.
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