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Jul 05, 2020
Exterior Work Wrapping Up for The Beat
Exterior work is nearly complete The Beat in Dorchester. The revamped Boston Globe headquarters will offer nearly 700,000 square feet of office and lab space. Tenant amenities will include a multi-story atrium, food hall & brewpub, fitness center, indoor basketball court, and a roof deck. The site, just steps from the Redline will also include a 15-acre park.
Jul 03, 2020
321 Harrison Expansion Tops Off
The 8-story addition to the existing garage at 321 Harrison Avenue has topped off. The building will feature 234,000 square feet of office space plus around 2,500 square feet of retail or gallery space on the garage's street level. The existing lobby that connects 1000 Washington Street and the garage will also be reconfigured and renovated as part of the project.
Jun 29, 2020
Permit Pulled for Additional Demo at Gov. Center Garage
A permit has been pulled for the removal of the roof and tenth and eleventh-floor office space at the Government Center Garage. Elsewhere on the development site, foundation construction is progressing for One Congress. One Congress will offer 1 million square feet of office space of which State Street will occupy over half. The 600-foot tall tower will offer amenities including a fitness center, bike room, conference centers, and rooftop terrace. One Congress is expected to be open in 2023.
Photo: Bulfinch Crossing
Jun 24, 2020
Construction Continues on Polar Park
Construction continues for Polar Park, the upcoming 10,000 seat home of the Worcester Red Sox. The construction team is currently backfilling the seating bowl and pouring the concrete seating risers. The park is expected to open in April 2021.
Photo: Polar Park
Jun 21, 2020
Demo Ongoing at South Station
Slab demo is ongoing on the Atlantic Avenue side of South Station in preparation for a crawler crane work zone. Once three construction zones are complete the project team will begin work on the expanded bus terminal and parking garage which will be built over the tracks, platforms, and outdoor concourse area. They will also start work on the foundation and structure for the mixed-use tower. The newly expanded bus terminal is set to be complete in July 2022.
Photo: Select Demo
Jun 04, 2020
Site Work Back Underway for 7Ink
Excavation and pile driving have resumed for 7Ink in the South End. The upcoming 14 story building will feature 180 units of co-living each furnished and complete with Wi-Fi, cable, and weekly cleaning. The co-living model also includes a regular calendar of curated social activities and large amenity areas for co-working and socializing including a rooftop deck overlooking Boston. National Development tells BLDUP they now expect to open 7Ink in Q1 of 2022 as they work to advance the schedule as best they can over the next many months.
Jun 01, 2020
Foundation Construction Back Underway for The St. Regis Residences, Boston
Foundation construction is back underway for The St. Regis Residences, Boston. The waterfront tower will offer 114 luxury condos featuring floor to ceiling windows, custom Italian cabinets, and polished marble counters. The entire fourth floor of the building will dedicated solely to resident amenities including an exercise room, spa, and pool along with a Grand Lounge overlooking the harbor. The property will also feature a bistro-style restaurant with outdoor seating, plus a private entrance for residents and in-home private dining.
May 29, 2020
Leasing Underway for Ora Seaport
With crews back on site to complete interior finish work, leasing is also underway for Ora Seaport as part of the Parcel K mixed-use development. Apartments within the 304 unit building range in size from 434 square foot studios through nearly 1150 square foot 3 bedrooms. Prices are currently listed at $2610-$9355 per month. Amenities at Ora include a 12th floor Skydeck, fitness center, and rooftop pool.
May 28, 2020
Final Touches Underway for The Sudbury: Leasing Kicks off This Summer
With leasing to kick off this summer, finishing touches are underway for The Sudbury. The 45-story tower is the first building within the nearly 3 million square foot Bulfinch Crossing development. The Sudbury will offer luxurious homes for both renters and buyers with 368 apartments & 55 condos. The condos will range in size from 1738 to 2766 square feet, with just 5 homes per floor. Condo residents will also have access to an exclusive rooftop garden on the 48th floor. Other amenities, accessible for all residents will include a resort-style pool deck with lounge areas, a wrap-around 32nd floor Sky Deck with fire pits, and a Sky Lounge.
May 27, 2020
Framing Rising for The Alcott
With construction permitted for exterior work and multi-family projects in Boston, framing is back underway for The Alcott near North Station. The upcoming 44-story tower that replaces the Garden Garage will feature 469 apartments. The project will also 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space plus a new parking garage with space for around 830 cars.
Apr 24, 2020
Fire Alarm Permit Pulled for Track At New Balance
A permit has been pulled to install the fire alarm system for The Track at New Balance in Brighton. The next phase of Boston Landing will feature an indoor track as well as regulation hard court and turf field space and a separate warm-up track along with seating capacity for up to 5,000 spectators. The project will also offer a 3,500 capacity music venue in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall 2021.
Apr 09, 2020
An Inside Look at the 20 Front of House Elevator Cabs at Encore Boston Harbor: Fabricated by Draper Elevator Interiors
The moment you step foot onto the 3 million square foot, five-star resort and casino your eyes will be busy gazing at all of the intricate details that make up the casino’s astonishing build out. Complex vertical transportation greets you at the front door with a set of extremely rare curved escalators. The tower passenger elevators have similar shapes and curvatures. These elevator cab interiors feature spherical corners at all four sides of the canopies and custom thermoformed solid surface molding panel frames that have integrated LED perimeter lighting. To pull off this design and meet all code and weight requirements it took great collaboration. Draper partnered with Otis Elevator, Jacobs Architects, Suffolk Construction, Lerch Bates Consultants and the Wynn Design & Development team to deliver 20 elegant front of house elevator cabs. The process was over two years in the making and included two mock-up review meetings where all parties involved visited Draper’s manufacturing facility in Holbrook, MA to review fully fabricated cab enclosures and interiors. Draper Elevator Interior’s General Manager Doug Hefler was instrumental in bringing this project to life, from finding new and innovative ways to reduce material weights without sacrificing the architectural design, to working on-site to help guide the installation of over 10 install teams. This five-star resort has five-star elevators that are unlike most cabs you will ever ride in.
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