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Total Square Footage 18,100,477

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Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country.

Suffolk is leading the transformation of the construction industry with high-performance people, innovative processes and cutting-edge technologies that boost predictability, accelerate schedules, eliminate costs and minimize waste.

Committed to delivering its “build smart” approach to construction management on every project, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government and commercial sectors.

Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Southeast and West regions.

Updates

The Children's Hospital Corporation
- May 17, 2019

Exterior Work Wrapping up for 2 Brookline Place

Curtain wall and terracotta install are wrapping up for Boston Children's Hospital's new 182,500-square-foot building at 2 Brookline Place. Roofing and mechanical work at the penthouse level area also ongoing. 2 Brookline Place will feature medical office space, ambulatory care along with ground floor retail. Construction on the core and shell is expected to wrap up in October with tenant fitout to follow.

Boston Childrens Brookline May 1

Next door at 1 Brookline Place, work is nearly complete for the expansion of the existing building with final painting and connection and testing of MEP controls wrapping up. 

Childrens Brookline Place 2


Millennium Partners
- May 14, 2019

Work Continues on Slurry Walls for Winthrop Center

Construction continues on the slurry walls for the $1.3B Winthrop Center project in Downtown, Boston. The 53 story tower will include  500 condominium residences, with approximately 750,000 square feet of commercial office. The entire tower is designed to meet LEED Platinum standards with the office portion striving to become the world's largest Passive House office. Office tenants will also have access to a full floor of amenities including a fitness center, coffee bar, and game area. The most unique amenity, however, will be an electromagnetic-free zen room which will block cell phone service with a radiation-blocking grid built into the walls. Residential and office tenants will also have access to a proprietary app, ConnexIQ, which will allow them to access information on energy efficiency, request services, or order coffee.

Construction on Winthrop Center is expected to be complete in 2022.

Winthrop Center May


Leggat McCall Properties
- May 10, 2019

Structural Framing Continues for The Smith South End

Structural framing is quickly moving forward for the first new building within The Smith in the South End. Formerly The Harrison/Albany block, this project will feature a total of 650 apartments along with 80,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Existing buildings at 575 Albany Street and 660 Harrison Avenue are being renovated as part of the development and will contain office, medical and retail space along with 50 apartments. A one-acre park will bisect the development allowing for a better pedestrian pathway through this section of the neighborhood.

The Smith April


Alexandria Real Estate Equities
- May 09, 2019

Innovation Point Acquired for $252 Million

Alexandria Real Estate Equities has acquired the property at Innovation Point in Boston, MA for $252,000,100 from GE and MassDevelopment.

The parcel consists of two historic six-story brick Boston Wharf Company warehouse buildings at 5 and 6 Necco Street and a section of the existing Gillette parking lot. Designed by Gensler, GE's approximately 2.5-acre, 390,000 square foot campus will restore the existing warehouses. Approximately 1.5 acres of public space will be constructed at Innovation Point, including a Harborwalk extension. The campus will also include a coffee bar and waterfront restaurant space on the ground floor.


New Saugus Middle/High School Taking Shape Along Route 1
- May 08, 2019

New Saugus Middle/High School Taking Shape Along Route 1

Saugus's new combined middle/high school building is coming together along Route 1. Structural steel work is ongoing along with framing and sheathing. The 269,000 square foot facility will be home to grades 6-12. The project will also include a stadium with the multi-purpose field, track, and a 1,250-seat grandstand. The two expects to open the new school building in Summer 2020.

Saugus High School May


Gables Residential
- May 03, 2019

Window Install Has Started for Waterside Place Phase 1B

With framing for the 23-story tower rising window install has started on the lower floors of Waterside Place Phase 1B. The new Seaport apartment tower will feature 307 units, ranging in size from studios through three-bedrooms.  The tower also includes 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and a second-floor parking garage with approximately 84 spaces. Waterside Place Phase 1B is be located next to the Silver Line MBTA station, allowing for easy access to downtown.

waterside place may


Harbinger Development
- May 01, 2019

Steel Framing Started for Marine Wharf Hotel

Work on steel framing has kicked off for the Marine Wharf Hotel along Summer Street in Boston's Seaport. The upcoming dual-branded Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites will feature a total of 411 hotel rooms. Just under 20,000 square feet of amenities will be included in the project including an exterior terrace, fitness center, indoor pool, and 500-seat restaurant. 

Marine Wharf Hotel April


The Davis Companies
- Apr 28, 2019

Demo Underway at 112 Shawmut Ave in the South End

The partial demo of an existing six-story former office building at the corner of Shawmut Ave. and Herald Street in the South End is underway. The street-facing facades will be saved and incorporated into the design of the new 13-story building. This building is set to include 139 residential units along with a ground floor commercial/restaurant space and parking for 110 cars. Resident amenities will include a rooftop deck with Boston views.

112 Shawmut Avenue 1
 
112 Shawmut Avenue is one of three buildings that will be part of the Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street Block re-development that will create a total of would 536 residential units along with additional commercial and community space. The second building in the project, 120 Shawmut Avenue, will include the expansion of the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church to consolidate BCEC’s services onto one site. The third building, 50 Herald Street, currently owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England building will contain 313 residential units with ground floor retail, commercial, cultural, and/or community space along Washington Street.
 
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Emerson College
- Apr 24, 2019

Facade Work Nearly Complete for Emerson's Little Building

The restoration of the facade of Emerson's Little Building is rapidly progressing as the building is beginning to look like it's old self (that is from the Boylston Street angle, along Tremont Street new modern glass panels were incorporated into the design). Interior work is also ongoing for the renovations that will add 294 beds of student housing and increase student and social space. Construction is set to be complete in time for the beginning of the fall semester.

 Emerson Little Building April


The Drew Company
- Apr 17, 2019

Notice of Project Change at Waterside Place

This NPC is requesting a change of use for the remaining portion of the ground floor commercial space allocated to an innovation center in Phase IA of Waterside Place. There were approximately 6,555 square feet allocated to such innovation use. Despite diligent efforts that commenced prior to building completion and which still continue, Drew Company, Inc. has not been successful in obtaining a tenant that qualifies as an “innovation” user. Due to a lack of success in attracting any entity that would qualify as an Innovation User, on January 14, 2016, the Agency by Board vote authorized the Developer to lease a portion of this space to the South Boston Community Health Center to provide a much-needed neighborhood service.

Prior to that approval and since the Developer used best efforts to find a suitable Innovation tenant for the remaining 3,593 square feet. These efforts have included discussions with approximately twenty-five prospective innovation users. These efforts have not resulted in a single lease for the space. As a result, on March 16, 2017, the Agency by Board vote authorized the Developer to temporarily lease the remaining 3,593 square feet to the general contractor for the Waterside Place Phase 1B project. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of the buildout and time required to complete the buildout, the general contractor made alternative arrangements for the field office for Waterside Place Phase 1B.

Drew Company, Inc. has since continued to engage in discussions with potential tenants and brokers in an effort to identify a tenant for the innovation space, from co-working groups to technology-based start-ups to financial firms focused on incubating entrepreneurial enterprises and have engaged Boston Urban Partners to assist with this effort. Unfortunately, it appears that most prospective tenants are either unable to secure financing for their business concepts or had other business reasons affecting their interest in the space. The 3,593 square feet of space continues to sit vacant nearly 5 years after the completion of the project.

Recently, the Boston Veterinary Clinic (“Boston Vet”), approached Drew Company, Inc. expressing an interest in leasing the remaining 3,593 square feet of the innovation space to open a second veterinary clinic location in Boston. While the use does not technically qualify as “innovation”, it does provide a much-needed neighborhood service to area residents and workers. Currently serving the South End community, Boston Vet’s expansion to South Boston would be a welcome amenity to the Seaport District, which is woefully lacking in community services for its residents and workers, especially given the high percentage of area residents that have pets with no close proximity to veterinary services.

Based on the lack of success in locating a prospective tenant that qualifies as an “innovation” user and the continued need for neighborhood services, the proponent respectfully requests that the Authority approve the change of use request for approximately 3,593 square feet in Waterside Place Phase IA as described in this NPC.


Millennium Partners
- Apr 04, 2019

Early Stages of Construction Continue at Winthrop Center as The Great Hall is Renamed The Connector

As site and slurry wall work continues for Winthrop Center the development team has announced a shift in the plans for the common space at the bottom of the project. What was originally dubbed The Great Hall, 12,000 square feet of public space over three floors has been revamped and renamed "The Connector". The update calls for a long lobby across the base of the tower, "connecting" Federal Street and Devonshire, still open to the public and programmed with year-round events.

Construction on the 691' tower is expected to be complete in 2022.

Winthrop Center


Boston Housing Authority
- Mar 28, 2019

Demo Wrapping Up for Phase II of the Orient Heights Redevelopment

Demo of four existing buildings within the Orient Heights Development is wrapping up to make way for two new townhomes and one midrise building. The new buildings will include a total of 88 state public housing units. This is the second phase of the master plan to redevelop the 331 units of affordable housing located at the existing Orient Heights development in East Boston.

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Carpenter & Company
- Mar 21, 2019

Construction Nearing Completion at One Dalton: Expected Opening Late April

The tower crane for the 61-story One Dalton has started shrinking as construction is nearing completion for one of Boston's most anticipated projects. The 712,500 square feet development will include 180 luxury condos along with a 215 room Four Seasons Hotel. Residents and guests alike will have access to an array of amenities including a fitness center and spa with lap pool, Zuma Restaurant, and a 5,000-square-foot park designed by award-winning landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. One Dalton is expected to open late next month.

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Touchplan
- Feb 22, 2019

Nantucket Cottage Hospital Cuts Ribbon to Open New Facility

Doors opened to patients for the first time Wednesday at the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the $90 million dollar building, which replaces the old facility built in 1957.

The hospital is the first in the state to get a total replacement in four decades.

The 106,000-square-foot hospital will feature state-of-the-art equipment and expanded outpatient service, along with inpatient care and surgery, providing a central location for the community’s health care needs, including primary care, emergency, specialty care, and diagnostic testing.

The hospital features 14 inpatient beds, 29 clinical exam rooms for primary care, expanded labor and delivery services, a new heliport landing, a trauma room, five infusion bays, and 12 emergency examination rooms.

“Nantucket is small, but we can do big things,” said Dr. Margot Hartmann, the hospital’s president, and CEO.

Hartmann said seeing the first patients come in made it feel like it was the birthday of the hospital.

“It’s a goosebump feeling,” she said.

Hartmann said the hospital is the main ingredient which allows for Nantucket residents to have a quality of life 30 miles from the mainland.

“People rallied to that story and that realization and it has been remarkable to see how the community has come together for its hospital and its future health care,” she said.

The project was paid for entirely through private donations, free of debt and with no taxpayer dollars.

More than $100 million of a $120 million capital campaign has been raised.

“This is the largest capital campaign for a community hospital in American history,” said Bruce Percelay, the chair of the capital campaign.

More than half of the number of donations came from Nantucket residents.

“The way people stepped up, from lemonade stands through multi-million dollar gifts, was extraordinary,” Percelay said.

Percelay said the new hospital is a legacy gift to the island for the next generation of residents and visitors.

“There probably is not one single institution on this island that has more impact than a hospital,” he said.

The hospital will house seven primary care doctors on site with 29 exam rooms.

The hospital regularly sees 10,000 to 12,000 emergency room visits each year, along with delivering 150 to 160 babies.

It averages 250 year-round employees with more seasonal staff hired for the summer tourist season.

Hartmann said the new facility will help in the hospital’s efforts to attract and retain staff.

“The costs of rapid turnover will diminish significantly,” she said. “That has already been true. Our recruiting has really become a pleasure.”

Hartmann said he heard someone ask if they are hiring during a recent community open house.

“I’ve been here almost 20 years and I’ve never heard that,” she said.

The next phase of the project will be to demolish the old building and construct a new parking lot. Affordable housing units for staff will then be constructed.

“Housing on Nantucket is a crisis and the ability to attract quality medical personnel without quality housing is quite difficult,” Percelay said.

The building will focus on more transient workers, including visiting nurses, experts from Massachusetts General Hospital and other consultants.

“This will provide really a first-class living environment that not many other institutions on the island are in a position to create,” he said.

The housing component of the project is not expected to be completed for about two years.

Via Capecod.com


Leggat McCall Properties
- Feb 20, 2019

Framing Begins for The Smith South End

Framing is underway for The Smith, the upcoming 710,000 square foot mixed-use project in the South End  A total of 650 apartment residences and 80,000 square feet of office space will be constructed at The Smith. The project will also include 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 650 parking spaces in the underground parking garage.

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The Davis Companies
- Feb 15, 2019

South End Development Receives $105 Million in Construction Financing

The development project at 112 Shawmut Avenue in Boston's South End has received $105 million in construction financing via M&T Bank.

The Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street Block project will include three new buildings and represents a collaborative effort between the developer and two Chinatown community organizations, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) and Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC).

The first building, 112 Shawmut Avenue, will be a maximum of 13 stories and consist of 139 residential units, associated residential amenity spaces, and a three-level enclosed garage containing 110 parking spaces, as well as related site and landscape improvements.

The second building, 120 Shawmut Avenue, will include the expansion of the BCEC building to consolidate BCEC’s services onto one site. The improvements at 120 Shawmut Avenue will consist of either the demolition of a portion of the existing facility and the construction of a vertical addition, or the new construction of up to a 12-story structure to house two religious sanctuaries with combined seating for 1,130 people, a gymnasium, fitness rooms, offices, classrooms and meeting spaces for religious education, recreational and social services uses, a small ground floor commercial space, and 84 residential units on the upper floors of the building.

The third building, 50 Herald Street, is currently owned by the CCBA. The 50 Herald Street building will be nine stories and set back at the corner of Herald and Washington Streets, rising to 14 stories further south along Washington Street. The building will contain 313 residential units with ground floor retail, commercial, cultural, and/or community space along Washington Street. In addition, there will be an underground garage with 120 parking spaces.


General Electric
- Feb 11, 2019

Renovation Moves Forward at Innovation Point as GE Scraps Plans for New Tower

Renovations of two historic buildings in Fort Point continue as GE announces it will scrap plans for the second phase of the project, a new 12-story tower. Instead of the original 800 person campus, GE’s headquarters now will have about 250 employees in the two refurbished buildings. GE plans to lease the buildings, after selling them and the adjacent land for the tower jointly with the state to recoup the $25 million tax incentive received from the city.

At the site currently, structural steel for the glass enclosure connecting the two buildings has been erected and window install is ongoing. The crane on site is supporting the erection of the structural steel for the roof and the new 6th floor on the west building. Rough-in of interior walls and interior masonry restoration is also underway in both buildings. Construction is set to be complete by the middle of this year.

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GE Innovation Point FEb 2

 

 


Harbinger Development
- Feb 11, 2019

Work Begins on Concrete Cores for Marine Wharf Hotel

Suffolk Construction has started work on 2 concrete cores for the Marine Wharf Hotel project near Boston's cruise terminal on Summer Street. The project will include a 245-room Hampton Inn and a 166-room Homewood Suites. On-site amenities will include a fitness center, indoor pool, a 500 seat restaurant. The hotel’s first floor and has been raised 3’ above the current road grades to accommodate potential future sea level rise.
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The Children's Hospital Corporation
- Feb 04, 2019

Construction Ongoing for Children's Hospital Brookline Place Expansion

Construction is ongoing for the renovation and addition for Children's Hospital at Brookline Place. Completion of fireproofing and metal framing is ongoing for the new eight-story building at Two Brookline Place.  Terracotta install is also beginning for the 182,000 square foot building that will feature new medical office space, ambulatory care area, and ground floor retail.

Next door at One Brookline Place brick veneer install is moving forward for the 47,000 square foot addition to the existing building.


Emerson College
- Jan 31, 2019

New Modern Window Panels in Place for Emerson's Little Building

Impressive floor to ceiling window panels are now in place for the renovation of Emerson's Little Building. The new windows bring a modern touch to the historic building facade. The full renovation of the residence hall will increase housing and social space in the building located directly across from the Boston Common. When complete The Little Building will house 1040 students.

Construction is set to be complete for this coming fall semester.

Emerson Little Building January


Millennium Partners
- Jan 30, 2019

Foundation Work Begins for Winthrop Center

Foundation work has started for Winthrop Center, the 53-story tower coming to Boston's downtown. The massive project will feature around 500 condo residences along with 750,000 square feet of commercial space. At the base of the tower will be a Great Hall that will create a new connection between Winthrop Square and Federal Street. The Great Hall will offer retail and restaurant options along with 21,000 square feet of shared meeting space.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2022.

Winthrop Center January 1

Winthrop Center January 2


Gables Residential
- Jan 15, 2019

Framing Begins for Waterside Place Phase 1B

With the core climbing, framing has now started for Waterside Place's second phase along Congress Street in the Seaport. The upcoming 23-story tower will feature 307 apartments along with 3.500 square feet of ground floor retail and parking for 84 cars. Minimal parking is needed as this transit-oriented project sits directly next to the World Trade Center Silverline MBTA stop. 

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waterside place phase 1b


Carpenter & Company
- Jan 11, 2019

Final Sections of Glass Facade Install Underway on Penthouse Levels of One Dalton

With a spring opening fast approaching, the final pieces of One Dalton's glass facade are being put in place. These last sections will enclose the duplex penthouse homes on the building's 60 & 61st floors. One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet with the upper floors containing 180 private luxury condos. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms. 

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At the base of the tower, work is also being completed on the building's grand entrances, one for the hotel and one for residences.

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Both residents and guests of the hotel will have access to numerous amenities including a fitness center, spa, and indoor pool. Construction is set to be complete in April.


Oxford Properties Group
- Jan 09, 2019

Serenity Apartments Acquired for $123.25 Million

Oxford Properties Group has acquired the property at 101 South Huntington Ave in Boston, MA for $123.25 million.

The property features a mixed-use building that sits on a long-vacant Mission Hill parcel. Serenity features 195 apartments including studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three bedrooms. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park feature private elevator access. A 2,100 square foot retail space fronts South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity include a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a green roof deck. Underground parking is located on site for 100 cars. 


Boston Housing Authority
- Dec 19, 2018

$26M in Construction Financing Secured for Phase II of Orient Heights Redevelopment

Citizens Bank announced today that its Community Development Group has provided $26 million in construction financing to Trinity Orient Heights Phase Two LP for the demolition of four existing buildings and replacement of 88 state public housing units, through the new construction of two townhomes and one midrise building. This effort, led by the Boston Housing Authority, East Boston CDC and Trinity Financial, is the second phase of a master plan to redevelop the 331 units of affordable housing located at the existing Orient Heights development in East Boston.

Nine of the units in phase two will be leased to tenants at or below 30 percent Area Median Income (AMI) and the remaining 79 units will be reserved for tenants at or below 60 percent AMI. All of the units will receive either state or federal housing subsidies. 

 “We greatly value our partnership with Citizens Bank and appreciate the Community Development Group’s market knowledge and excellent execution,” said Eva Erlich, vice president of development, Trinity Financial. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Citizens team as the construction of this second phase progresses.”

  


Suffolk Construction
- Dec 17, 2018

Suffolk Refinances New Headquarters for $50 Million

Suffolk Construction has refinanced their new headquarters at 65 Allerton Street in Roxbury for $50 million via East Boston Savings Bank.

Completed expansion of construction manager Suffolk Construction's existing headquarters facility by 38,000 square feet with new office and amenity space. 

Amenities include 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.


Wynn Resorts
- Dec 13, 2018

Marquee in Place for Encore Boston Harbor

With an investigation by the Gaming Commission putting the gaming license of the Encore Boston Harbor in question work still continues on the 3 million square foot project. Steve Wynn has filed a lawsuit to block the release of the report, claiming it will violate his privacy rights. Amidst these questions, The Encore marquee has been put in place that will welcome guests this coming June.

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The $2.5 billion project will feature over 600 luxury hotel rooms along with 210,000sf of gaming area. A public waterfront park is also being constructed along the Mystic River. Along with interior work, road improvement work has also started around the development.

 


Harbinger Development
- Nov 28, 2018

Foundation Work Ongoing for Marine Wharf Hotel

Foundation work is ongoing with piles in place for the Marine Wharf Hotel along Summer Street in the Seaport.  The dual-branded hotel will include a Hampton Inn and a Homewood Suites with a total of 411 rooms.  The 14-story building will also feature 19,000sf of amenities including an indoor pool, restaurant, and retail space.

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Millennium Partners
- Nov 20, 2018

Site Work Continues for Winthrop Center

After an official groundbreaking complete with fireworks was celebrated about 1 month ago site work is in full swing for Winthrop Center in downtown Boston. The $1.3 billion project will be Boston's 4th tallest building at 691 feet when complete. The top 26 floors of the tower will contain around 500 condo residences with around 750,000 square feet of office space below. At the base of the project will site three floors of public space dubbed The Great Hall to include a restaurant and retail space along with shared meeting space. There will also be 5 levels of parking underneath the tower with space for 550 cars.

First occupancy at The Winthrop center is expected in early 2022.

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Leggat McCall Properties
- Nov 16, 2018

Electrical Permit Issued for The Smith South End

An electrical permit has been issued for The Smith South End, the mixed-use project on the 3-acre site along East Dedham Street between Harrison Avenue & Albany Street. This first electrical permit is for 2 levels of parking and the 11 floor residential building at 89 East Dedham. In total, the project will consist of four buildings totaling approximately 710,000 square feet. A total of 650 apartment residences and 80,000 square feet of office space will be constructed along with around 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The two-level parking garage underneath the development will have room for up to 650 cars.

 


Emerson College
- Nov 08, 2018

Window Install Beings for Emerson's Little Building

Window install is underway along with continued work on the facade for the full overhaul of Emerson's Little Building across from the Boston Common. The 275K sf building is undergoing interior renovations and facade restoration.  The project will also add a 13th floor to the building and allows Emerson to gain an additional 294 student beds.

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Carpenter & Company
- Nov 04, 2018

BLDUP's Sneak Peek Inside One Dalton

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One Dalton has been rising to its full height for the past several years, changing the face of the Boston skyline. Now BLDUP has been given a sneak peek inside the luxurious $750 million project and we were not disappointed.

First stop the construction elevator to the 61st floor.  At 740 feet, One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England. The top floor along with the 60th below will be home to three ultra-luxurious Penthouse Estates. The 360-degree views, even on a cloudy day are nothing short of amazing. You’ve got Fenway Park, The Charles River, Cambridge, Downtown, and you could practically reach out and touch the Prudential Center. On a clear day, I’m told you can see the Berkshires.

One_Dalton_back_bay_2View of Fenway Park from the 61st floor

Along with the views, the Penthouse Estates will each feature Blue de Savoie polished marble countertops and backsplashes paired with SieMatic cabinets, bathrooms featuring heated glazed marble floors and Dornbracht fixtures and a double-height terrace complete with outdoor fireplaces.  There is also a service corridor neatly tucked into the back of each unit that will allow the hotel staff to deliver packages, dry cleaning, or room service unnoticed.

Two of these homes are already sold, with the third remaining available at $40 million. Debbie Collins, Director of Sales for Carpenter & Company tells BLDUP the residences at One Dalton are the fastest selling residential development in Four Seasons history.  And this is without advertising or marketing. The developers at Carpenter and Company, have run a whisper campaign to date. This word of mouth coupled with the Four Seasons brand has brought in buyers from throughout Boston and beyond.

Floors 26 to 61 of the tower are residential space with no more than 6 units on a given floor.  There will be 6 elevators total allowing for easy access to these sky-high condos. The residents will have access to all the hotel amenities below along with the 50/50 Club, a private residents only space on the 50th floor.  The development team is converting what would have been a $12 million condo into additional amenity space for the elite homeowners.


After taking in the views, we venture down to the lower floors to check in on the hotel portion of the building.  Here finishes are being installed and a sophisticated blend of textiles and textures gives the hotel the opulent feel you would expect from a five-star resort.  Every attention has been paid to detail from the millwork on the closets to the door handles that are shaped to look like the building.

One_dalton_back_Bay_5The One Dalton shaped door handle

There will be 215 hotel rooms in total in this prime location between Back Bay and the South End.

One_Dalton_back_bay_3A corner suite featuring floor to ceiling windows

One_dalton_back_Bay_4A spacious custom millwork closet

One_dalton_Back_aby_6A stylish black vanity featured in the hotel bathrooms.


Next, we make a stop on the 7th floor, the entire space dedicated to Health and Wellness.  There will be a spa, fitness center, and 65 ft curved lap pool. Unfortunately, the pool was covered during our visit but you could still see the beautifully tiled walls and comfortable design of the space.  We also saw what will be the fitness space, as with the rest of the building it features numerous large windows for an airy, open feel. We were then able to see what will be one of the luxurious ballroom spaces.  Even through the construction, you can see how impressive these spaces will be when complete.

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The 65-foot curved lap pool will offer guests and homeowners a year-round retreat.

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One_dalton_Pre_FunctionA pre-function space leading to an opulent ballroom.

Heading downstairs again, we hit the 2nd floor, food, and beverage, which will feature Zuma, Izakaya-style Japanese dining.  Zuma’s culinary concept features a main kitchen, sushi counter and robata grill offering modern, sophisticated Japanese cuisine.

As we exit past the site of the upcoming 5,000sf park, I learn what might be my favorite little gem of information about the property, all the sidewalks surrounding the project will be heated.  It seems the development and design teams really have thought of everything. With an expected opening in just several months, April 2019, we can’t wait to see One Dalton complete.

One_Dalton_EntranceOne of what will be two grand entrances to One Dalton (separate for the hotel & residences).


Trinity Financial
- Nov 02, 2018

Building Permit Issued for Phase Two of Orient Heights Redevelopment

Building permits have been issued for Phase Two of the Orient Heights Redevelopment in East Boston. The two new permits are for an 8 unit townhouse and 4-story, 72 unit building along Vallar Street.  In total, the project will be a complete overhaul of the l of the 15-acre, 331-unit public housing development, which originally opened in 1951.  Phase One of the project was completed this past summer.

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Suffolk Construction
- Nov 01, 2018

Exterior Work Underway for Children's Hospital Redevelopment at Brookline Place

With structural steel in place at One Brookline Place and the penthouse being completed next door at Two Brookline Place, exterior work is now beginning along with rough install of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler systems throughout both buildings.

The project will feature a new eight-story, 182,500 sf building (Two Brookline Place) and add a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical building. The new Two Brookline Place will include a medical office and ambulatory care space on upper floors with retail along the ground floor. 

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Leggat McCall Properties
- Oct 31, 2018

Construction Continues on Underground Parking Garage for The Smith South End

Construction is ongoing for the two-level parking garage that will be located under The Smith South End.  The garage is set to hold up to 650 cars to accommodate residents of the 650 apartments, 80,000sf of office space, and 20,000sf of retail planned for the development. The Smith will also feature a large, open community park at the center of the site, bringing walkability this area of the South End.

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Carpenter & Company
- Oct 25, 2018

Glass Facade Install Nearing Top of One Dalton

Install of the glass facade for the 61 story, 740-foot tower is nearing its apex at One Dalton. The massive new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences will include 180 luxury condominiums and a 215 room hotel. Building amenities will include a lap pool, fitness center, salon, and 50th-floor residents lounge. There will also be a new 5,000 square foot park built at the tower's base.

One Dalton is scheduled to open in Spring 2019.

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Millennium Partners
- Oct 19, 2018

Winthrop Square Tower to Officially Break Ground Next Week

After years of planning the Winthrop Square Tower, now called Winthrop Center, will finally be moving forward with a groundbreaking set for next week.  While demolition of the abandoned garage has been ongoing Millenium Partners finally gets the go-ahead to break ground as the City Council voted to appropriate the funds from the sale of the garage earlier this week.

The $102 million sale of the property was finalized earlier this month. Funds from the sale will go toward funding open spaces including $23 million to The Boston Common & Franklin Park and $11 million for completion of the Emerald Necklace.

The $1.35 billion tower will be Boston's 4th tallest building when complete at 691 feet and will include around 500 condominiums and around 750,000sf of office space.

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WinnCompanies
- Oct 11, 2018

Big Night Entertainment Group Confirms Restaurant and Nightclub 

Back in March BLDUP reported that a lease had been signed by Big Night Entertainment Group for 15,236 square feet in the Promenade area of Encore Boston Harbor casino and hotel. The New England based entertainment group has formally announced plans for the space within the $2.5 billion casino this week.

The group said that the restaurant will be called Mystique, and the nightclub will be called Memoire. The restaurant will feature an Asian-fusion menu and will seat more than 530, including a 94-seat lounge with wraparound bar. The nightclub will overlook the resort’s casino floor and will accommodate up to 600 people.

Encore Boston Harbor is set to open in June 2019.


Gensler
- Oct 10, 2018

Renovations Continue for GE's Future Headquarters in Fort Point

Renovations of two historic brick warehouse building at 5 & 6 Necco Court continue for GE's new Headquarters, Innovation Point.  In addition to restoring the warehouse buildings, the project will include a new 12-story 293,000 square foot building and 1.5 acres of public space.   All three buildings will be connected by a pedestrian walkway and the project will also extend Boston's Harborwalk.

The first phase of the project, the renovations, are expected to be complete in the first half of 2019. Completion of Phase Two, construction of the new building by Suffolk Construction and creation of new public open space along Fort Point Channel, is expected in mid-2021.

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CBT Architects
- Oct 03, 2018

Work Begins on Interior Core for Waterside Place Phase 1B

The interior core for the upcoming phase 1B of Waterside Place on Congress Street is beginning to rise.  The 23-story tower is set to feature 307 apartments along with 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. 62 of the residences on the project will be "innovation units".   

The first tower of Waterside Place, located next door, was completed in February 2014 and features 236 units.

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Millennium Partners
- Oct 02, 2018

Millennium Partners Officially Acquires Winthrop Square Garage Site for $102 Million

New York-based, Millennium Partners has officially acquired the property at 115 Federal Street in Boston, the site of the Winthrop Square Garage, for $102 million. 

The property was acquired from the Boston Redevelopment Authority and is planned for an upcoming 53-story, 691-foot-tall tower that would replace a decrepit City-owned parking garage located in Winthrop Square in the heart of Downtown Boston. Across the $1.3 billion, 1.592-million-square-foot tower’s top 26 floors would be approximately 500 condominium residences, with approximately 750,000 square feet of commercial office space across 20 floors below.


Suffolk Construction
- Sep 23, 2018

Site Work Underway for Marine Wharf Hotel

Site work has started along Summer Street in the Seaport District for the upcoming Marine Wharf Hotel.  The dual-branded hotel will include a 245 Hampton Inn and a 166 room Homewood Suites.  In total, the project will be around 320,000 sf and include a 75 car parking garage.  Construction is expected to last 24 months. 

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Leggat McCall Properties
- Sep 18, 2018

Groundbreaking Held For The Smith South End

The rain held off just long enough for local officials, neighbors and project stakeholders from Leggat McCall Properties, Bentall Kennedy, and Suffolk Construction to officially break ground on the Harrison Albany Block development.  While work has already started on the site for the foundation and 650 underground parking spaces the event served as a milestone in the project as the official name, The Smith, was unveiled.  Bill Gause, Executive VP at Leggat McCall Properties, explained the name speaks to the rich history of the craftsmen who lived and worked in the South End. He stated the building is designed for the future but with reflections of the past.

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In total, The Smith will bring 650 units of housing, including 65 affordable, 20,000 square feet of retail and cultural space, and 75,000 square feet of new and renovated office space to The South End.  The development will also feature a 1-acre community park bisecting the site set to bring walkability and vibrancy so this section of the neighborhood.

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Equity Residential
- Aug 24, 2018

Equity Residential Acquires Troy Boston for $216.125 Million

Equity Residential has acquired Troy Boston from Oregon-based Gerding Edlen for $216.125 million.

The property features 378 apartments with ground-floor retail space in Boston's South End. Troy Boston consists of two buildings—an 11-story mid-rise and a 19-story tower. Apartments range from studio to two-bedroom configurations. Amenities include a rooftop lounge, an outdoor swimming pool, a yoga, and fitness studio and an outdoor dog run area.


Emerson College
- Aug 21, 2018

New Facade Install Underway at Emerson's Little Building

Facade install is underway along Boylston Street for Emerson's Little Building renovation. Interior renovations of the 275,000 sf dorm are also ongoing. Construction on the project is set to be complete in Fall 2019.

 

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Touchplan
- Aug 14, 2018

$52.6 Million Field House Now Open

Boston College has opened its new Athletics field house, a $52.6 million, 115,700 square-foot facility that will provide indoor practice space for BC football and other varsity sports. The Fish Field House features a full regulation field with an AstroTurf playing surface, and a 12,000 square-foot strength and conditioning center.

The Fish Field House is part of a $200 million investment in facilities that include new baseball, softball, and intramural fields in the Harrington Athletics Village on the Brighton Campus, and the 240,000 square-foot Connell Recreation Center, which will open in the summer of 2019.   

The project was completed 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.


General Electric
- Aug 10, 2018

Phase I Construction Continues at Innovation Point

Construction continues at GE’s future headquarters in Fort Point. The project is being completed 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.

 


Suffolk Construction
- Aug 07, 2018

$750 Million One Dalton Tower Tops Off

The highly anticipated One Dalton tower has topped off on this sweltering August day. The $750 million project will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet and 61 stories tall and will consist of 712,500 square feet of residential, hotel and retail space. One Dalton's upper floors will contain 180 private luxury condominium residences. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.

One Dalton building amenities will include a lap pool, a fitness center, a salon with manicure, pedicure and hair styling services, a private yoga and pilates studio, a golf simulator room with a wet bar and a private theater room. A 50th floor Private Residents’ Club Lounge designed by Thierry Despont will feature a dining room, a lounge area, a fully appointed bar and catering kitchen and a terrace with sweeping views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. A new 5,000 square foot park will be constructed at One Dalton's ground level.


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Jul 16, 2018

Certificate of Occupancy issued at Orient Heights

A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued at the Orient Heights Redevelopment in East Boston with phase one complete. Phase One, was budgeted at approximately $52 million and replaced four existing buildings containing 90 apartments with 120 affordable housing units across a series of townhouses and one mid-rise building. 

The four-phased Orient Heights Redevelopment will replace 331 public housing units built in 1951 with 415 housing units, including 373 affordable and 42 market-rate.


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Jul 13, 2018

Orient Heights Redevelopment NPC approval keeps the project moving forward

Phase One of the Orient Heights Redevelopment was completed in Spring 2018. Phase Two of the revised project consists of the demolition of four structures on the northwestern edge of the project site and the construction of 88 residential units with a combination of the townhouse and mid-rise buildings, community space in the mid-rise building, 76 vehicle parking spaces, and open space and public realm improvements.


The NPC includes the following proposed changes to the project as it was originally approved:

  • A decrease of four residential units to be constructed as part of the Phase Two project, bringing the total from 92 to 88 units.

  • The elimination of two parking spaces, bringing the total from 78 to 76 parking spaces.

  • The elimination of 42 non-public residential units from the project, bringing the total number of residential units from 373 (a combination of public and non-public residential units) to 331 units (all public housing units).

  • The elimination of 49 parking spaces from the project, bringing the total number from 306 to 265 on-street and off-street parking spaces.

  • The elimination of approximately 57 bicycle parking spaces from the project, bringing the total number from 388 to 331 bicycle parking spaces.

  • An increase of approximately 73,290 square feet of open space from the project, bringing the total from 87,985 square feet to 161,275 square feet of open space.

  • The elimination of a roadway connection from Waldemar Avenue to Vallar Road.

  • The existing community center within the project site will be renovated instead of newly constructed, 1,000 square feet of community gathering space will be provided in Phase Two and 5,200 square feet of community gathering space will be provided in Phase Three.


112 Shawmut Avenue
- Jul 13, 2018

Approval of Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street Block in South End to create 536 residential units

The Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street Block project will include three new buildings and represents a collaborative effort between the developer and two Chinatown community organizations, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) and Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC).

The first building, 112 Shawmut Avenue, will be a maximum of 13 stories and consist of 139 residential units, associated residential amenity spaces, and a three-level enclosed garage containing 110 parking spaces, as well as related site and landscape improvements.

The second building, 120 Shawmut Avenue, will include the expansion of the BCEC building to consolidate BCEC’s services onto one site. The improvements at 120 Shawmut Avenue will consist of either the demolition of a portion of the existing facility and the construction of a vertical addition, or the new construction of up to a 12-story structure to house two religious sanctuaries with combined seating for 1,130 people, a gymnasium, fitness rooms, offices, classrooms and meeting spaces for religious education, recreational and social services uses, a small ground floor commercial space, and 84 residential units on the upper floors of the building.

The third building, 50 Herald Street, is currently owned by the CCBA. The 50 Herald Street building will be nine stories and set back at the corner of Herald and Washington Streets, rising to 14 stories further south along Washington Street. The building will contain 313 residential units with ground floor retail, commercial, cultural, and/or community space along Washington Street. In addition, there will be an underground garage with 120 parking spaces.


Brookline Place Redevelopment
- Jul 06, 2018

Phase II Underway at Brookline Place

Phase II underway at Brookline Place as 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.

Two Brookline place is an upcoming eight-story, 182,500 square-foot building, that will feature medical office and ambulatory care space, as well as ground-floor retail. Also, underway is a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to One Brookline Place.

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 Smith South End
- Jul 05, 2018

Site Work Underway at Harrison Albany Block

Site work continues on the upcoming four building, mixed-use Harrison Albany block project.  The three-acre site in the South End is set to include around 650 apartments, 80,000 square-feet of office space, and 20,000 square-feet of retail.  The development will also increase public open space in the neighborhood and liven the streetscape with the retail storefronts.


Winthrop Center
- Jun 29, 2018

Site Work Underway at Winthrop Square

Site work is in full swing at Winthrop Square in Downtown Boston.  Now that the old Winthrop Garage has been removed and approval for the project received in May, work on the 53 story tower is moving forward.  This $1.3 billion project will include approximately 500 condos on the upper floors and 750,000 sf of commercial space below.

The tower’s first three floors would contain a 12,000-square-foot Great Hall public space set to include restaurant, retail, and public meeting space.


Encore Boston Harbor
- Jun 22, 2018

A Year Away From Encore Boston Harbor Opening

Scheduled to open June 2019, construction continues at Encore Boston Harbor. As the project moves along, road improvement work has started in areas around the casino resort including Sullivan Square, Route 99/Broadway, Sweetser Circle and Santilli Circle.

The 34-acre, 3 million square foot five-star casino opening June 2019 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 with a standard room size of over 600 square feet. When complete, the project will transform Everett, surrounding cities, and impact the other casinos across New England.



One Dalton
- Jun 21, 2018

Construction at One Dalton Reaches 60th Floor

Construction at One Dalton has reached the 60th floor and is proceeding at a clip of about one and a half floors per week.  Upon completion, One Dalton will be the tallest residential building in all of New England – transforming Boston’s skyline at 742 feet tall.  

One Dalton, which will house 215 Four Seasons hotel rooms and 160 luxury condominium residences, is scheduled top off in July 2018 and the new five-star Four Seasons hotel will be open for business in March 2019.





112 Shawmut Avenue
- Jun 21, 2018

Development Looks to Add to Boston's Roaring South End

The proposed development at 112 Shawmut Ave in Boston's South End is still under review but looks to add to the roaring Boston neighborhood that shows no signs of slowing down. 

112 Shawmut Ave would total 192,568 square feet and would include 124 parking spaces provided across three levels, including one below grade. Bicycle storage space would be provided on site. 112 Shawmut Avenue is located steps from The Lucas, an upcoming luxury condominium development set in a historic church, and near multiple recently completed, under construction and approved mixed-use developments including National Development’s Ink Block, Related Beal’s 370-380 Harrison Avenue and UDR’s 345 Harrison.

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.


Marine Wharf Hotel
- Jun 20, 2018

Building Permit Issued for Marine Wharf Hotel

A building permit has been issued for the upcoming Marine Wharf Hotel in Boston's Seaport District. 

The 14-story, 320,000 square foot dual-branded hotel will include a 245-room Hampton Inn and a 166-room Homewood Suites, providing a total of 411 new Seaport District hotel rooms.

Approximately 19,300 square feet of amenities will be located at Marine Wharf Hotel including an exterior terrace, a fitness center, an indoor pool, meeting spaces and a 500-seat restaurant. Approximately 3,500 square feet of retail will be located on the hotel's ground floor.


Emerson Little Building
- Jun 15, 2018

Emerson Little Building Renovation Underway

 Emerson College is currently undertaking a renovation and rehabilitation at the “Little Building” located at 80 Boylston Street in downtown Boston. The college is planning to replace the deteriorating façade, renovate the dining hall and increase social space for students. 294 additional student beds are being added to the current bed-count of 750. Architecture firm Elkus Manfredi is heading up the re-design.


One Dalton
- Jun 14, 2018

Exterior finishing continues on One Dalton

Work continues on the exterior of One Dalton with over half of the exterior glass facade now in place.  As the 61 story tower continues to take shape it's presence has already changed the iconic Boston skyline.

With an expected opening of first quarter 2019, pre-sales continue as buyers look to join this exclusive new community.

One Dalton will be the tallest residential tower in New England at 740 feet and will consist of 712,500 square feet of residential, hotel and retail space. One Dalton's upper floors will contain 180 private luxury condominium residences. Underneath will be a Four Seasons luxury hotel with 215 rooms.


27 Drydock Avenue
- Jun 07, 2018

Electrical Upgrades Underway at 27 Drydock Avenue

Related Beal is making electrical upgrades that will provide a secondary electrical service for future tenant use. These upgrades include exterior trenching and a new transformer provided by Eversource.

 Office space at 27 Drydock Avenue is 90% occupied, with 19 tenants including anchor Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 


Winthrop Center
- May 18, 2018

115 Winthrop Square moves forward, paving way for affordable housing and parks investments

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a total of nine development projects representing $1.6 billion in investments at the May Board meeting.  Altogether, the projects will generate 1,171 residential units and 2,306 jobs once construction is complete.

Following a comprehensive public process, the Board approved the 115 Winthrop Square project, paving the way for a $163 million payment to the City of Boston that will be invested in affordable housing and open space. Mayor Martin J. Walsh has committed funds to the Boston Common ($28 million), Franklin Park ($28 million), the Emerald Necklace ($11 million), Boston Housing Authority's Old Colony development in South Boston ($25 million) Orient Heights development in East Boston ($10 million), and $5 million for a City-held fund to benefit the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The project is expected to generate over $15 million a year in property tax revenue and make significant investments in affordable housing and workforce training programs.


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.


Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences
- Apr 26, 2018


The first mixed-use Raffles property in North America coming to the Back Bay

Illustrious hospitality brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts, part of AccorHotels, in partnership with hoteliers Gary and Jeffrey Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and developer Jordan Warshaw of The Noannet Group of Boston, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to debut the first mixed-use Raffles property in North America. Scheduled to open in 2021, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences promises to be a welcoming oasis of refined elegance comprised of a distinctive hotel as well as exquisitely appointed residences, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts.

“We are proud to announce the introduction of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of our portfolio’s most iconic and beloved luxury brands, to Boston, an American city with a powerful history of cultural significance and landmark events,” said Kevin Frid, COO of AccorHotels North & Central America. “As the only Raffles property on the continent, the hotel will bring to North America the unparalleled standards of excellence for which the Raffles brand is celebrated. We are certain that Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will become a legendary address for unsurpassed service, extraordinary style and distinctive experiences for years to come.”

Joining a prestigious collection of 12 individually unique and timeless Raffles properties around the world, the mixed-use development project will set the standard for refined hospitality and residential living in Boston. The property will include 147 guestrooms and 146 branded residences in a striking new 33-story building. Catering to the most discerning travelers and residents, Raffles Boston Back Bay will offer the impeccable and bespoke service, intuitive charm and extraordinary adventure that are synonymous with the Raffles name.

Hotel highlights include a mix of signature hotel services such as the Raffles Butler, and elegant and lively public spaces including a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with  a 20-meter indoor pool, a stunning rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. Located at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, the project is destined to reinforce the Back Bay as a first-class international neighborhood.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Residences will be a sophisticated urban sanctuary that includes a unique collection of pied-a-terre suites, one- to three-bedroom homes and magnificent penthouses. In an unrivaled residential experience, residents will have preferred access to all the elegance, charm and attentive services provided by Raffles Boston Back Bay, including exclusive membership in the resident-only tier of the company’s guest recognition and loyalty program, which features VIP status and access to special benefits within the AccorHotels portfolio. There will also be a variety of intimate residents-only gathering places and exclusive offerings to be announced closer to the official unveiling.  

For more than 130 years, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has celebrated the individual personalities and stories of its hotels, each featuring a design aesthetic that embraces and reflects the culture of the destination and community in which it resides. A team of award-winning architectural and design firms has been carefully selected to bring the Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences to life, with an inimitable personality that is uniquely “of Boston.” Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will boast an impressive and dramatic exterior designed by Boston-based architectural firm The Architectural Team, Inc.; as well as elegantly appointed hotel interiors fashioned by Stonehill Taylor; and stylish and sophisticated residential interiors created by Rockwell Group.

Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, Raffles Boston Back Bay is conveniently adjacent to the Boston Back Bay Train Station and is within a block of Copley Square, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Trinity Church and high-end shopping at Copley Place. It is also within a short walk to other primary attractions such as the world-renowned shops and galleries of Newbury Street and Prudential Center, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and dozens of fine dining restaurants.

The hotel and residential project will provide many public benefits, including an affordable housing package worth in excess of $20 million plus an additional $2 million in significant improvements to the local streets and pedestrian environment. It will create approximately 700 construction jobs and provide hundreds of permanent jobs.




Haymarket Hotel
- Apr 14, 2018


Parcel 9 - Haymarket Hotel moves forward in Downtown

FROM THE BPDA

The development team has filed a Second Notice of Project Change and an Amended and Restated Development Plan to the PDA. The uses of the Proposed Project will remain the same. The key changes are a modest increase in its maximum height, from 65 feet to a maximum of 69 feet, 6 inches and a decrease from 29 feet to 27 feet for the restaurant portion of the building. The Amended and Restated PDA have been submitted to reflect the advancement of the design for both the height as well as the ground floor layout and other aspects of the building.

Live: 225 hotel units, patio and open space, new street-front landscaping
Work: Approximately 125 permanent jobs and 300 construction jobs
Connect: 9,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, rooftop amenities, revitalized Blackstone Street and support for the Haymarket Pushcart Association

The NPC for the Parcel 9 Haymarket Hotel project, located on a 29,400 square foot parcel along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway was approved with a modest increase in the maximum height of the building, from 65 feet to a maximum of 69 feet, 6 inches tall to achieve acceptable floor-to-ceiling heights within the building.

The project consists of a 225-key hotel, containing approximately 9,600 square feet of complementary retail and restaurant uses, a one-story component at the Hanover Street end that will house a restaurant as well as a rooftop deck and ground floor area off Blackstone Street that will be leased to the Haymarket Pushcart Association to accommodate storage and restrooms for their members. The ground floor of the building will also include restrooms accessible to the public as well as meeting space that can be made available for community use. The building design includes glass storefronts as well as building materials which provide a contemporary take on the historic setting of the project site between Blackstone Street and the North End neighborhood. The project will reconstruct Blackstone Street from North Street to Hanover Street, as well as streetscape improvements around all sides of the building, subject to required approvals from the City's Public Improvement Commission.


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.


Encore 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.



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.


1000 Boylston St (Parcel 15)
- Mar 22, 2018

1000 Boylston Gets the Green Light From BPDA to Move Forward


This project might not seem all that different than all the other 400ft+ towers going up in Boston but, it is.  This mixed-use project will have 2 floors of retail and a tower full of unique condos with no layout being the same.  It's being built in an area of Bolyston st in the Back Bay near Berklee performing arts center.  What makes this one of the most unique projects approved in 2018 is the incorporation of Mass Pike air rights.  This is one of the first projects in many years to be built over the mass pike.  In fact, Air rights projects can transform cities in very powerful ways and definitely something to watch as developers look for creative ways to build in Boston.

Take a look at the picture below to get a feel for the approximate area that the project will be covering the Mass Pike.










The project includes one residential building with up to 108 units and a building height of 484 feet. The residential building will rise out of a five-story podium. The first and second stories of the podium will contain approximately 45,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space facing Dalton, Boylston, and St. Cecilia Streets. The third and fourth stories of the podium will contain a parking garage with 175 parking spaces, which will be accessible from Scotia Street. The podium will also include a ground-floor residential lobby, as well as fifth-floor amenity space for the residential portion of the project.

  


Encore 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.


Waterside Place Phase 1B
- Feb 25, 2018

Foundation construction begins at Waterside Place Phase 1B apartments in Seaport District


Construction of the foundation of the 23-story Waterside Place Phase 1B apartment tower in the Seaport District has begun, following the project’s securing of construction financing last month. The construction team is now beginning to drive structural piles into the project site, and in the coming months, concrete will be poured to build the foundation. The $157 million Waterside Place Phase 1B will feature 307 apartment residences and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, and will be located steps from Boston Harbor and Downtown Boston. The following is a photograph of Waterside Place Phase 1B:


Waterside Place Phase 1B


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


Waterside Place Phase 1B
- Jan 18, 2018

Waterside Place Phase 1B apartments in Seaport District secure construction financing and long-term ground lease


The next phase of the Seaport District’s Waterside Place development, which will feature 307 apartment residences and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, is expected to break ground imminently following developer Gables Residential’s securing of construction financing and a long-term ground lease for the Massport owned project site. Wells Fargo Bank has provided the proponent with a $102 million construction loan, allowing construction of the $157 million project to proceed. Construction fencing has been erected around the site, located at 501 Congress Street, and initial site preparation work has begun. The 23-story Waterside Place Phase 1B tower will contain studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, including 62 innovation units.


Winthrop Center
- Jan 04, 2018

Revamped Winthrop Square tower would start construction Q2 2018


Millennium Partners has thoroughly redesigned its’ proposed $1.3 billion Winthrop Square tower, shrinking its’ height to 53 stories and 691 feet from 775 feet as originally proposed. Under the new proposal, upper condominium residences have increased from 460 to approximately 500, and office space has increased from 635,000 square feet to approximately 750,000. The tower would also include approximately 31,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and 21,000 square feet of public meeting space centered about the previously proposed three-story ground-floor Great Hall public space. A previously proposed 14,620 square foot startup accelerator on the tower's second floor has eliminated, though Millennium may consider a similar concept for the project’s final design. A rendering of the project’s latest design is posted above.


Given the increase in condominium count, the Winthrop Square tower would generate up to $166 million in payments to the City of Boston, more than the nearly $153 million the original tower would have generated. Millennium’s deal to acquire and develop the City-owned Winthrop Square Garage, which the tower will replace, consists of a $102 million upfront payment and $100 per sold condominium square foot. Millennium will also create 115,000 square feet of new affordable housing as part of the project, most likely in Boston’s Chinatown in collaboration with the Asian Community Development Corporation. Additionally, Millennium has agreed to pay the Friends of the Public Garden $125,000 per year for 40 years following the project’s completion in order to maintain and enhance Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden.


Millennium began demolishing the dilapidated Winthrop Square Garage in Fall 2017 in order to make way for the proposed tower, and aims to start construction of the tower in the second quarter of 2018 targeting initial occupancy by the first quarter of 2022. Millennium has filed plans for the revised tower with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the proposal.


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


Winthrop Center
- Dec 13, 2017

Winthrop Square Garage demolition underway to make way for 700+ foot tower


After standing vacant and decrepit in the heart of Downtown Boston since 2013, the Winthrop Square Garage is coming down to make way for Millennium Partners’ proposed 700+ foot tall tower. Significant portions of the garage have been demolished, allowing passersby to see directly between Winthrop Square and Federal Street. With the garage demolished, excavation of the proposed tower’s three-level underground parking garage and construction of the tower's foundation will be able to begin.


Millennium will file detailed plans for the proposed tower with the City of Boston in the coming months to begin the tower’s official review process. The tower’s proposed height was recently reduced to 702 feet from 775 in light of concerns regarding flight paths to and from Logan Airport. The tower will contain luxury condominium residences on upper floors, with office space below and a 65-foot-tall ground-level public "Great Hall" lined with three levels of retail. Millennium will pay the City of Boston $153 million to acquire the Winthrop Square Garage site. The following are photographs of the Winthrop Square Garage's demolition:


Winthrop Square Garage Demolition Photos


The Smith South End
- Nov 28, 2017

Initial demolition underway at future site of Harrison Albany Block development in South End


Demolition of existing buildings is underway at the future three-acre site of Harrison Albany Block, a 710,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the South End. A total of four buildings are being demolished to make way for Harrison Albany Block’s two new-construction 11-story buildings. Two existing buildings at 575 Albany Street and 660 Harrison Avenue (Gambro Building) will be retained and improved as part of the project. In total, Harrison Albany Block will feature approximately 650 apartment residences, 80,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following is a video of demolition underway at Harrison Albany Block:



One Greenway
- Nov 19, 2017

One Greenway market-rate apartment component sold to Prudential for $144.5 million


Prudential has paid $144.5 million to acquire the 217 market-rate apartments at the new-construction, 21-story One Greenway tower in Chinatown. Prudential’s acquisition amounts to nearly $666,000 per apartment; market-rate apartments at One Greenway, which opened in Fall 2015, range from 486-square-foot studios to 1,618-square-foot three-bedrooms.


HFF represented One Greenway developers New Boston Fund and Asian Community Development Corporation in the deal and procured Prudential as the buyer. HFF also arranged $114.7 million in financing for the $150 million Phase I One Greenway development, including a $104 million construction loan through PNC Bank, People’s United Bank and Boston Private Bank & Trust and a $10.7 million equity investment from National Real Estate Advisors, in Fall 2013 upon the project’s groundbreaking.


Prudential’s acquisition does not include 66 Hudson Street, an adjacent 10-story mid-rise that was part of Phase I home to 95 affordable apartments, or 88 Hudson Street, a 50-unit affordable condominium building currently under construction that entails Phase II of One Greenway. Phase I of One Greenway also includes 3,300 square feet of retail, with tenants including East Boston Savings Bank, and 5,000 square feet of community space.


Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences
- Nov 02, 2017

Early 2018 groundbreaking expected for 31-story 40 Trinity hotel and residential tower in Back Bay


Proponents of an approved 31-story condominium and hotel tower at 40 Trinity Place in the Back Bay, which will replace the existing Boston Common Hotel, are progressing towards an anticipated early 2018 groundbreaking. The existing hotel’s last day of service will be November 18th, clearing the way for demolition of the existing eight-story building and construction of the tower. 40 Trinity Place will contain 146 condominium residences above 154 hotel rooms, with an expansion space for the adjacent University Club and ground-floor restaurant space.


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:



Encore 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


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.


MCCA Hotels: Aloft and Element
- Oct 23, 2017

$140 million permanent financing secured for Aloft and Element Hotels in Seaport District


The 330-room Aloft Hotel and 180-room Element Hotel in the Seaport District, which opened in Winter 2016 and are located across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston’s Seaport District, have received a total of $140 million in permanent financing. The loan was secured for the borrower, a partnership of Ares Management and CV Properties LLC, by HFF through Starwood Property Trust. The hotels cost a total of $158 million to develop; HFF also arranged the hotels’ $97 million construction loan through RBS Citizens and Santander Bank N.A.


The Aloft and Element Hotels are located in the heart of Boston’s rapidly developing Seaport District, making them attractive towards business and leisure travelers, and are also home to local entertainment options such as The Social Register and W XYZ Bar. “The hotels opened for business in early 2016 and have enjoyed a strong reception due in part to the phenomenal growth of the Seaport area, the quality of the development and the strong demand generated from the BCEC,” said HFF Managing Director Anthony Cutone in a prepared statement. Each hotel features amenities including a pool, a fitness center and function/meeting space.


1000 Boylston St (Parcel 15)
- Oct 04, 2017

Proposed 1000 Boylston condominium tower height shrinks, apartment tower eliminated


In response to community concerns regarding density, height and various other matters, Weiner Ventures has downsized its’ proposed 1000 Boylston mixed-use development at the intersection of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay to consist of just one shortened condominium tower, eliminating a previously proposed adjacent apartment tower. The condominium tower’s height has been reduced from 40 stories and 566 feet to 32 stories and 484 feet, and would now contain 108 residences, down from 160.


With the elimination of the 182-unit apartment tower, 284 residential units have been eliminated from 1000 Boylston, and overall project density has been reduced by 36% from 689,000 square feet to 439,500. Proposed retail space within the tower’s five-story podium has been increased from 35,000 square feet to 45,500, and would extend across the podium’s first two stories. Revised 1000 Boylston project plans have been filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project. The latest 1000 Boylston renderings are posted above.


Winthrop Center
- Sep 12, 2017

Millennium drops proposed Winthrop Square tower height due to flight path concerns


In light of concerns regarding flight paths to and from Logan Airport, Millennium Partners has dropped the height of its' proposed Winthrop Square tower from 775 feet to 702. The 775-foot-tall tower would have stood in the path of a major airport runway, diverting planes to other runways and decreasing Logan Airport's efficiency. “We will not be proposing a building that has any impact on flight paths in or out of Logan International Airport,” said Millennium Partners Principal Joe Larkin in a Boston Globe interview.


The height reduction, likely five to seven floors, will likely be taken from the tower's office component as opposed to condominiums; Millennium Partners' $153 million payment to the City of Boston to acquire the Winthrop Square Garage site is partly contingent upon condominium sales. The tower could be made wider in order to compensate for the height loss. With the decreased height, the proposed tower would likely cause shorter shadows upon Boston Common and the Public Garden, a controversial consequence of the previously proposed 775-foot tower. However, added tower width could result in its' own shadow impact. Millennium Partners plans to reveal updated tower plans this Fall.


Haymarket Hotel
- Sep 06, 2017

Haymarket Hotel groundbreaking scheduled for Spring 2018, new investors join project team


The developers of the approved $106 million, 145,000-square-foot Haymarket Hotel, located on the Greenway between Downtown Boston and the North End, expect to break ground on the project in Spring 2018. In addition to original proponents Harbinger Development and Normandy Real Estate Partners, CV Properties and Olshan Properties have now taken interest in the project. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), owner of the 1.2-acre parcel on which the Haymarket Hotel will be built, has granted the developers a development agreement extension through April 2018. The Haymarket Hotel's financial terms were approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in May 2017, and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved the project in June 2016. The Haymarket Hotel will feature 225 new hotel rooms and 25,000 new square feet of retail and is expected to open in mid-2019.


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.


401 Park
- Aug 31, 2017

Samuels shifts focus of Landmark Center redevelopment to offices from residential, renames project 401 Park


Seeking to capitalize upon the Fenway neighborhood’s emergence as a premier office destination, Samuels & Associates proposes to refocus its’ redevelopment plans for Landmark Center, scrapping plans for an addition containing 550 apartments with a 110,000-square-foot retail podium and instead constructing a 506,000-square-foot building featuring office space and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Strong demand for office space at the existing Landmark Center, as well as Samuels’ recently completed 237,000-square-foot Van Ness office building, which has attracted technology, data analytics and lab tenants, prompted Samuels to revise the previously approved project plans.


Another factor in the switch to an office focus was Samuels’ decision to preserve Landmark Center’s 1,500-space above-grade parking structure, citing the growing scarcity of parking in the Fenway neighborhood and the high costs of constructing an underground garage. Accordingly, a 110,000-square-foot retail podium that would have been located at the base of the previously approved residential building, which would have replaced the above-grade garage and featured a Wegmans supermarket, has also been eliminated. As part of the currently proposed project, Landmark Center’s existing 978,200-square-foot office and retail component would also be renovated.


Phase One of the Landmark Center redevelopment project, which Samuels has renamed 401 Park, is currently underway with full completion expected in Spring 2019. Phase One will include construction of a new 1.1-acre open space along Park Drive, which is expected to open in mid-2018, as well as creation of new open spaces and public realm improvements throughout the Landmark Center site and a destination food hall featuring local chefs within the existing building.


Pending approval by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing Samuels’ revised proposal, construction of Phase Two, which would feature the new 506,000-square-foot office building, would commence in 2019 contingent upon leasing activity. “Bringing office and lab space to [401 Park] not only meets a clear demand for such space – as evidenced by the success of Van Ness and the early stage tech and creative economy companies that are growing out of the space at [startup incubator Hatch Fenway, located at Landmark Center] – but it also adds to the vitality of the neighborhood,” said Erik Grabowski, executive director of 401 Park development partner J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in a prepared statement. The latest 401 Park project information, including renderings, is posted above.


The Smith South End
- Aug 20, 2017

Construction starting on 710,000-square-foot Harrison Albany Block development in South End


Initial demolition work to make way for the 710,000-square-foot Harrison Albany Block mixed-use development in the South End is scheduled to begin this Tuesday (August 22nd). Three existing buildings will be demolished over three weeks, after which work will begin on the foundation of the development’s first phase. The foundation will feature a slurry wall, eliminating the need for noisy driving of piles or foundation sheets in the residential neighborhood. Slurry wall work is expected to commence in November. Suffolk Construction will be Harrison Albany Block’s general contractor.


Phase 1 of Harrison Albany Block, which will construct the first of two new 11-story buildings, will take 28 months to construct. Construction of the second 11-story building, Phase 2 of the project, could commence in the middle of Phase 1 depending upon market conditions. Two existing buildings at 575 Albany Street and 660 Harrison Avenue (Gambro Building) will be retained and improved as part of Harrison Albany Block. In total, the development will feature approximately 650 apartment residences, 80,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.


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.


Winthrop Center
- Jul 31, 2017

Proposed Winthrop Square tower moves forward with Governor’s approval of revised shadow laws


Governor Charlie Baker has approved revisions to state laws that limit casting shadows on Boston Common and the Public Garden, allowing Millennium Partners’ proposed $1.02 billion, 775-foot-tall Winthrop Square tower in the Financial District to move forward with Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) review. Under the revised law, which replaces a law that banned constructing buildings that cast shadows on the parks during the day, Millennium Partners will be able to build the tower pending BPDA approval.


The previous law only allowed new buildings to cast shadows on the parks either during the first hour after sunrise or before 7 AM, whichever was later, or during the last hour before sunset. Under the new law, which makes an exemption for Millennium Partners’ proposed tower, a shadow bank for new buildings in the Midtown Cultural District, which would have allowed for new shadows to be cast on the parks after 10 AM, has been eliminated, limiting height of future buildings in the neighborhood. Millennium Partners’ proposed Winthrop Square tower would cast no more than 90 minutes of shadows across part of Boston Common on the morning of September 10th, and no more than 26 minutes of shadows across the Public Garden on the morning of August 24th, with shorter shadows cast across the parks throughout the rest of the year.


Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the BPDA both expressed support for the revised law, officially dubbed “An Act protecting sunlight and promoting economic development in the City of Boston.” “This common sense change will better protect the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden for years to come, while allowing a project that will generate hundreds of millions of dollars for Boston’s neighborhoods, parks and public housing to move forward. We look forward to continuing to work with the many community stakeholders and local legislators as this project moves through the Article 80 process,” said BPDA Director Brian Golden in a prepared statement. In addition to BPDA approval, the proposed tower will also require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reach its’ proposed height of 775 feet tall.


Millennium Partners would pay the City of Boston a total of $153 million to acquire the Winthrop Square garage site. Mayor Walsh has pledged the money towards public space improvements, including to Boston Common, and creation of new affordable housing. Millennium Partners has also reached an agreement with the Friends of the Public Garden to pay $125,000 per year for 40 years towards parks improvements. Millennium Partners’ 775-foot-tall tower would feature 36 floors of luxury condominium residences above 14 floors of office space and a 65-foot-tall ground-floor public "Great Hall" lined with three levels of retail. The proponent aims to break ground on the tower in 2018.


Encore 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


Continuum
- Jul 13, 2017

Interior finishing underway at Allston’s new Trader Joe’s supermarket, opening by end of year at Continuum


Interior finishing work at the upcoming 13,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s supermarket at the recently completed $150 million, 350,000-square-foot Continuum mixed-use building in Allston, located steps from Harvard Business School, is well underway. Painting of surfaces including the retail space’s exposed ceiling, utilities and structural poles is now underway, and the space will soon be equipped with shelving, kiosks and other essential supermarket items. Trader Joe’s is expected to open at Continuum by the end of this year, joining upcoming retail options including Jewish deli concept Our Father’s Deli as well as a coffee shop and fitness retailer yet to be named. Just 3,787 square feet of retail space remain for lease at Continuum; the remaining space comes equipped with a full liquor license at no further cost to the tenant. The following are photographs of work underway at Trader Joe’s:



The following are photographs of Continuum:


Continuum Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Jun 14, 2017

Construction complete at Serenity Apartments, new Mission Hill luxury residences now leasing


Construction is complete at Serenity Apartments, a new 15-story luxury tower in Mission Hill featuring 195 distinctive residences now leasing. Move-ins at Serenity began earlier this month; the building was 40% pre-leased prior to opening. Churchill Corporate Housing, a short-term corporate housing provider, has leased 24 apartments at Serenity, which is managed by Greystar. Serenity is located steps to Brookline Village and the Longwood Medical Area and features the latest in-demand amenities, including Wi-Fi enabled common areas, a billiard room, meeting and collaborative areas, a private courtyard, a rooftop pool and lounge deck, a barbecue deck and a green roof. Direct-access garage parking with electric car charging stations is available on-site, in addition to Zipcars and bicycle storage. Serenity presents an unprecedented green living option, with LEED Gold energy-efficiency certification and direct access to the MBTA Green Line.


“As we designed the community, we knew we needed to create something special to draw tenants to this corridor from Fenway and other nearby neighborhoods,” said Anthony Nader, Vice President of Serenity developer Longwood Group. “The rooftop pool and amenity area are really something to be seen.” Serenity residents will be located in an area seeing tremendous growth, with a number of development projects planned, under construction and recently completed. “The leasing demand is showing that with a destination asset, that provides a great living experience, prospective residents are willing to move to this side of the Longwood Medical Area,” said Nader. “The growth coming down the Brookline Avenue corridor, with the Children’s Hospital expansion at Brookline Place, Homewood Suites and potentially an additional hotel at Brookline Avenue, has created an exciting area of the city to be in. More restaurants will activate the streetscape, but the neighborhood is already beginning to come alive.”


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


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.


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


Winthrop Center
- Apr 27, 2017

City Council approves 775-foot-tall Winthrop Square tower


Boston’s City Council voted Wednesday to approve Millennium Partners’ proposal to build a $1.02 billion, 775-foot-tall tower on the site of the shuttered Winthrop Square Garage in the heart of the Financial District. The tower, which would be Boston’s third-tallest, was approved by a 10-3 margin.


Because the proposed tower would cast a new shadow on Boston Common and the Public Garden, the tower will also require approval from Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the State Legislature and Governor Charlie Baker. Mayor Walsh has expressed support for Millennium’s proposal. Shadow coverage would be no more than 90 minutes across part of Boston Common on the morning of September 10th, and no more than 26 minutes across the Public Garden on the morning of August 24th; shorter shadows would be cast across the parks the rest of the year.


Millennium’s proposal calls for 36 floors of luxury condominium residences above 14 floors of office space and a 65-foot-tall ground-floor public "Great Hall" lined with three levels of retail. Millennium would pay the City of Boston a total of $153 million to acquire the garage site.


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.


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University
- Apr 06, 2017

Northeastern cuts ribbon on state-of-the-art science and engineering building


Northeastern University held an official ribbon cutting Monday (April 3rd, 2017) on its' newly opened $225 million state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). The ceremony was attended by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and United States Representative Joseph Kennedy III. The ISEC opened its' doors to students at the beginning of the Winter academic semester and features 234,000 square feet of new collaborative academic space. The building is enclosed by a distinctive, energy-efficient sun screen that regulates sunlight entering the building. The following are photographs of the Northeastern ISEC:


Northeastern ISEC Photos


401 Park
- Apr 05, 2017

New Fenway green space at Landmark Center moving forward, development plan changes anticipated


Developer Samuels & Associates has revealed a new rendering of the upcoming public green space that will replace the current Landmark Center parking lot in the Fenway; this green space will be the first phase of the approved $650 million Landmark Center Expansion development. This rendering is posted above. Construction of the 1-acre green space, which will include a lawn, walking paths, trees and outdoor seating, is anticipated to commence this summer, with completion expected by next summer.


Within the next couple of months, Samuels is expected to reveal proposed changes to the approved Landmark Center Expansion development plan; these changes are reportedly being made primarily in response to changing market conditions since the project's approval in 2014. "There are some physical changes to the building that are changing how we do the retail,” said Samuels Principal Peter Sougarides in an interview with the Boston Herald. Likewise, plans for a 75,000 square foot Wegmans grocery store included in the 2014 development plan may be revised. "We're still working though that," Sougarides told the Herald.


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


Serenity Apartments
- Mar 26, 2017

Finishing touches underway at Serenity Apartments, opening this Spring in Mission Hill


Serenity Apartments’ 15-story facade is nearly fully installed, and interior fit-out of luxury apartments and common spaces is nearly complete. Just about all exterior finish panels and windows have been installed, and nearly the entire interior has been plastered. State-of-the-art finishes and appliances are now being installed in apartments and common spaces. Opening this Spring, Serenity Apartments will feature 195 apartments including studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms and amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity Apartments:


Serenity Apartments Photos


Fish 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 Eddy
- Mar 16, 2017

Waterfront restaurant nears completion at East Boston’s The Eddy, luxury apartments now leasing


Interior fit out of Reel House, the upcoming 5,000 square foot waterfront seafood restaurant at The Eddy in East Boston, is nearly complete in advance of Reel House’s opening this Spring. Reel House will serve a “globally coastal seafood menu” and will feature a dining area with seating for over 200 people, two mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio. Sweeping views of the Boston skyline will be visible throughout the Reel House space.


Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. With unparalleled resident amenities including a top-floor roof deck with sweeping views, a second-floor pool deck with a fire pit and barbecues, a fitness center and a communal lounge space as well as the upcoming Reel House restaurant, The Eddy will conveniently enable a live, work and play lifestyle. For more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a private showing, please call 866-318-2748 or click Contact Broker above. The following are photographs of The Eddy and the upcoming Reel House restaurant:


The Eddy Photos


1000 Boylston St (Parcel 15)
- Mar 13, 2017

New renderings revealed of proposed 1000 Boylston Street towers in Back Bay


Proponents Weiner Ventures and Prudential Financial have revealed new renderings of 1000 Boylston Street, a 689,000 square foot Back Bay mixed-use development that would feature two 40-story (566 foot) and 24-story (283 foot) residential towers with ground-floor retail. These renderings are posted above and show the development visible from a number of key Boston points; the two towers are poised to become a key feature of the Boston skyline. The current 1000 Boylston Street proposal calls for 160 condominium residences, 182 apartment residences and 35,000 square feet of retail. The following are renderings of 1000 Boylston Street:


1000 Boylston Street Renderings


The following is a program stacking for 1000 Boylston Street:


Program Stacking


The Smith South End
- Mar 05, 2017

Harrison Albany Block, 700,000 square foot mixed-use development, approved in South End


Harrison Albany Block, a new 4-building mixed-use development featuring approximately 650 residential units and 80,000 square feet of office space in addition to ground-floor retail, was approved at last Thursday (March 2nd)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The development team anticipates to start construction of the project in the second quarter of this year.


30 Dalton
- Mar 02, 2017

Luxury apartments now leasing at Back Bay's 30 Dalton, Flour Bakery opening this Spring


Luxurious apartment residences with sweeping Boston skyline views are now leasing at the Back Bay's newly built 30 Dalton, which opened last Fall. On 30 Dalton's ground floor, fit out work is well underway for a new location of Flour Bakery, which will open this Spring. 30 Dalton features 218 apartment residences and 1,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to a striking top-floor Skyline Suite resident lounge. The following are photographs of 30 Dalton:


30 Dalton 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


The Eddy
- Feb 17, 2017

Reel House, globally-inspired waterfront seafood restaurant, opening at The Eddy in East Boston this spring


Reel House, a new waterfront restaurant featuring a "globally coastal seafood menu," will open this spring at The Eddy, the East Boston Waterfront's newest luxury building. Led by award-winning Executive Chef Marc Orfaly and owned by Navy Yard Hospitality Group, Reel House will serve a distinctive seafood menu with "a fusion of flavors" and "approachable plates" inspired by worldwide waterfront cuisines.


Designed by Sousa Design Architects, Reel House's 5,000 square foot waterfront space overlooking Boston Harbor will be open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch and dinner. The space will accommodate over 200 seated diners across a main dining room, 2 mahogany bars and a large outdoor patio facing the Boston skyline. A complimentary boat shuttle will connect Reel House and The Eddy to the Charlestown Navy Yard and Navy Yard Hospitality Group's Pier 6 waterfront restaurant. Visit ReelHouseBoston.com for more information about Reel House.


Luxury apartment residences are now leasing at The Eddy. In addition to the upcoming Reel House restaurant, Eddy residents have access to amenities including a top-floor roof deck with unparalleled views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, a second-floor pool deck and more. Click "Contact Broker" above or call 617-561-9600 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are renderings of the Reel House restaurant space:


Reel House Renderings


Serenity Apartments
- Jan 24, 2017

Serenity Apartments facade nearly complete, new drone footage released


Serenity Apartments’ facade is nearly fully fit out with exterior finish panels and windows in advance of the 15-story Mission Hill building’s opening this spring. Bricks are fully installed along the building’s base. Interior fit out of Serenity’s common spaces and 195 apartments and common spaces is well underway. New aerial drone footage of Serenity has been released:



Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University
- Jan 10, 2017

Northeastern completes new science and engineering building


Northeastern University has been issued a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for its’ new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), allowing students and researchers to begin using the building. The ISEC’s interior is ready to host winter semester classes and projects, with new state-of-the-art furnishings and lab equipment installed. The following are photographs of the ISEC, courtesy Suffolk Construction:


Northeastern ISEC


The Eddy
- Jan 03, 2017

Fit out underway for waterfront restaurant opening Spring 2017 at The Eddy


Interior fit out work is underway for Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly’s waterfront destination restaurant opening Spring 2017 at the iconic new Eddy apartment building in East Boston. The restaurant will be located on The Eddy’s ground floor and will feature sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. Open since Fall 2016, The Eddy features 258 luxury residential apartments with picturesque views. Call 855-534-3833 for information about leasing apartments at The Eddy. The following are photographs of The Eddy:


The Eddy Photos


Waterside Place Phase 1B
- Dec 20, 2016

Waterside Place Phase 1B approaches Spring 2017 construction start


The Drew Company intends to commence construction of the $157 million, 23-story Waterside Place Phase 1B tower in the Seaport District in Spring 2017. The proponent has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the Waterside Place project with the Boston Planning & Development Agency to temporarily fit out and allocate 3,593 square feet of unfinished innovation space in the adjacent Waterside Place Phase 1A tower as construction office space for the Phase 1B project team. The Phase 1A innovation space would be marketed as such following completion of Phase 1B.


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.


Millennium Tower and Burnham Building
- Dec 14, 2016

Dell acquires Millennium Tower penthouse for $10.9 million, new restaurants open


Dell Technologies Chairman & CEO Michael Dell closed yesterday (Tuesday, December 13th) on his acquisition of a penthouse condominium at the newly opened Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing. Dell acquired a 4,110 square foot penthouse on the 60-story building’s 59th floor featuring three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one half bathroom for $10.9 million. Dell also acquired two parking spaces in Millennium Tower’s underground garage. Dell will live in the heart of Downtown Boston an elevator ride away from top-notch resident amenities and restaurants at Millennium Tower. Japanese seafood restaurant Pabu and a new Caffe Nero opened last month on Millennium Tower and the adjacent Burnham Building’s lower floors. With Dell’s acquisition, sales of 401 Millennium Tower homes (91% of 442 total) have closed totaling $906 million.


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Dec 11, 2016

First phase of Orient Heights public housing redevelopment breaks ground


A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Wednesday (December 7th) for the first phase of the redevelopment of the aging 15-acre Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. Phase One, budgeted at approximately $52 million and expected to open in early 2018, will replace four existing buildings containing 90 apartments with 120 affordable housing units across a series of townhouses and one mid-rise building. Upon completion, the four-phased Orient Heights Redevelopment will replace 331 public housing units built in 1951 with 415 housing units, including 373 affordable and 42 market-rate.


“This public housing facility has been the home of many families for decades, and I am proud that with the support of our state and federal partners we are revitalizing current facilities, while creating new living spaces for future residents,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the groundbreaking. The development team hopes to build off of the success of past public housing redevelopment in East Boston. “We are looking forward to working with our development partners Trinity Financial to revitalize the community as we successfully did together at the Maverick development in Eastie several years ago,” stated Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle. The following is a photograph from the Orient Heights groundbreaking:


Trinity-Orient-Heights-Groundbreaking


Bentley Multipurpose Arena
- Dec 11, 2016

Welch completes grading at Bentley Multipurpose Arena


The Welch Corporation has completed grading work for Bentley University’s upcoming Multipurpose Arena in Waltham, with utility installation and earth backfilling complete. A new road will now be paved through the site, and water will be pumped to drain any puddles and sitting mud on site. Concrete foundation pouring will commence imminently to prepare the site for construction of the arena building. The following are photographs of The Welch Corporation at work at the Bentley Multipurpose Arena site:


Welch Bentley Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Nov 27, 2016

Serenity Apartments nearly fully sealed, new aerial footage released


Windows and exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of Serenity Apartments’ facade as the building nears its’ Spring 2017 opening. At Serenity’s base, brick finishes have been just about fully installed. The construction team is now plastering Serenity’s apartments and installing interior finishes. HVAC utilities have been installed on Serenity’s roof and throughout the building. Serenity General Contractor Suffolk Construction has released two new aerial videos of Serenity, a new drone flyover and a time-lapse showing Serenity’s progression since the start of construction in Winter 2015:


New Drone Flyover


Time-lapse


The Victor
- Nov 27, 2016

IMP completes $187 million acquisition of Bulfinch Triangle’s The Victor


Institutional Multifamily Partners (IMP), a partnership between CalPERS of California and GID of Boston, has closed on the acquisition of The Victor, a 377,000 square foot Bulfinch Triangle luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail, for $187 million or $496 per square foot. With the acquisition, IMP has assumed the 99-year ground lease of the Victor parcel, which is owned by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). “The Victor represents an opportunity to add to our portfolio in a dynamic location with incredible access to transportation, jobs and entertainment,” says Bill Chiasson, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at GID, in an official release. The acquisition of The Victor is GID’s first in Downtown Boston. The following is the deed for IMP’s acquisition of The Victor:



Marine Wharf Hotel
- Nov 20, 2016

Marine Wharf Hotel, new 411-room Seaport District hotel, approved


At Thursday (November 17th, 2016)'s board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved the Marine Wharf Hotel. Located in the Seaport District near the Innovation and Design Building, the $160 million hotel will contain 411 rooms as well as restaurant and amenity space. Construction of the Marine Wharf Hotel is anticipated to commence in mid-2017.


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


The Eddy
- Nov 11, 2016

Enjoy luxurious waterfront living with sweeping skyline views at The Eddy


The Eddy, a luxurious new 258-unit waterfront apartment tower overlooking the Boston skyline, is now leasing. Eddy residents will enjoy amenities including a waterfront resident lounge graced with exquisite artwork, a panoramic furnished roof deck and sweeping skyline views from every corner. A new waterside restaurant will open at The Eddy in Spring 2017. Call 855-534-3833 for more information about leasing apartments at The Eddy and to schedule a tour of the building. The following are photographs of the Eddy roof deck:


The Eddy Roof Deck Views


The following are photographs of an apartment at The Eddy:


The Eddy Unit


The following are photographs of amenities at The Eddy:


The Eddy Amenities


The following are exterior photographs of The Eddy:


The Eddy Exterior


Bentley Multipurpose Arena
- Nov 08, 2016

Welch installs drainage at Bentley Multipurpose Arena


The Welch Corporation has completed installation of temporary electrical systems at Bentley Multipurpose Arena and is now constructing the Arena’s drainage system. Concrete drainage pipes are being installed in trenches excavated by the Welch Corporation team. The new 75,000 square foot multipurpose sports arena will open in early 2018. The arena will be home to Bentley's NCAA Division 1 hockey team and host seminars, concerts and guest speakers. The following are photographs of the Bentley Multipurpose Arena construction site:


Welch at Bentley


Encore 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:


Wynn Boston Harbor Slurry Wall


The following are photographs of tieback installation underway:


Wynn Boston Harbor Tiebacks


The following are photographs of pile driving underway:


Wynn Boston Harbor Piles


Serenity Apartments
- Nov 03, 2016

New Serenity aerial footage released, finish installation underway


Suffolk Construction has released new aerial footage of Serenity, a 195-unit apartment building with 2,100 square feet of retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Exterior finish panel installation is well underway, and moisture-resistant cladding is fully installed along the building’s frame. Per an update by Prellwitz Chilinski Architects, interior unit finishing is underway on lower level units. Steel framing is being installed on upper floors to lay out units. The following is the latest aerial footage of Serenity, courtesy Suffolk Construction:



Winthrop Center
- Nov 02, 2016

BPDA designates Millennium Partners as Winthrop Square Garage developer


At last night's board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) officially tentatively designated Millennium Partners as the developer of the Winthrop Square Garage in the Financial District. Millennium Partners will pay the BPDA about $153 million for the Winthrop Square site, including $10 million upfront for the site, $92 million when a building permit is obtained and approximately $51 million when condominium closings commence.


Millennium Partners expects to break ground at Winthrop Square by September or October 2017, The Boston Globe reports. “We’re eager to get going,” says Millennium Partners executive Joe Larkin. The BPDA selected Millennium Partners as the Garage's developer in August 2016 from a pool of six contestants. Millennium Partners' proposal will now undergo official review for construction approval.


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.


1000 Boylston St (Parcel 15)
- Oct 26, 2016

Three buildings proposed above Mass Pike in Back Bay


At a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting hosted by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) last night (October 25th, 2016), developers Samuels & Associates, Weiner Ventures and Prudential Financial presented their proposal to construct three new buildings above the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Back Bay. The buildings would be located at the intersection of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue on MassDOT Air Rights Parcels 12 & 15. Additional information about the proposed buildings can be found above. The following is a link to the developers' presentation.


Millennium Tower and Burnham Building
- Oct 16, 2016

84% of Millennium Tower condos closed for over $800 million, retail opening November


Millennium Tower is complete and has opened to residents. Sales of 373 condominiums (84% of 442 total) have closed for over $800 million. A Millennium Partners representative confirmed that Pabu, a Japanese seafood restaurant, will open at the tower on November 1st. Caffe Nero will open a cafe at Millennium Tower in mid-November, with Old Navy to follow in the first quarter of 2017.


Millennium Tower’s exquisite glass facade is prominently visible from all over Boston and is a key component of the 21st century Boston skyline. Vidaris, Millennium Tower’s building envelope consultant, provided exterior wall shop and job site monitoring throughout the tower’s construction. Vidaris also provided roofing and waterproofing job site monitoring for Millennium Tower. Vidaris performed energy modeling for both code compliance and LEED credits. The following are exterior photographs of the completed Millennium Tower:


Millennium Tower Photos


The following are interior photographs of Millennium Tower, courtesy Millennium Partners:


Millennium Tower Interior


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


Encore 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:


Slurry Wall
Wynn Boston Harbor Slurry Wall


Excavation
Wynn Boston Harbor Excavation


Slurry Wall Concrete Pouring
Wynn Boston Harbor Concrete Pouring


Slurry Wall Construction Equipment
Wynn Boston Harbor Slurry Wall Equipment


Driven Piles
Wynn Boston Harbor Driven Piles


Serenity Apartments
- Sep 30, 2016

Serenity website released with new renderings and drone footage, apartments opening Spring 2017


Developer Longwood Group and Property Manager Greystar have released a new website, TheSerenity.com, for Serenity, a 195-unit residential apartment building with 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Per the website, Serenity will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park will feature private elevator access. With the website, new interior renderings of Serenity and a building logo have been released along with drone footage of the under-construction building. Renderings of Serenity and additional information can be found above; the following is the drone footage video:



Serenity Apartments
- Sep 25, 2016

Serenity exterior finish installation underway


Exterior finishes have reached the top level of Serenity's 15-story frame and are installed along a large frame section. Concrete has been poured on nearly all floors, and framing of interior units is underway.


Located in Mission Hill overlooking the Emerald Necklace, Serenity will feature 195 rental residential apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space fronting South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity, courtesy Newman Associates:


Serenity Photos September 2016


The Smith South End
- Sep 19, 2016

Harrison Albany Block proposed height decreases, massing increases


The Harrison Albany Block development team has submitted a Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for the proposed Harrison Albany Block mixed-use development project in Boston's South End with a revised development program and updated renderings; the following is a link to the DPIR. Most notably, the peak height of Harrison Albany Block, which would have been the tallest development in Boston's South End, has been reduced from 200 feet to 120 feet. The total development has increased from approximately 710,500 square feet to 722,000 square feet. Residential units have decreased from approximately 710 units to 687 units. Office space has increased from approximately 40,100 square feet to 76,800 square feet. Retail space has increased from approximately 14,100 square feet to 19,700 square feet. The number of proposed spaces in Harrison Albany Block's underground parking garage has decreased from approximately 745 spaces to 703 spaces.


The existing five-story 575 Albany Street, previously proposed to be renovated to include office space, would now include residential units along with a new five-story vertical addition. The existing three-story 660 Harrison Avenue (Gambro Building), previously proposed to be retained as is, would now be renovated and improved with an addition on the building's east side and a two-story vertical addition; 660 Harrison Avenue would continue to contain office space. Associated adjustments have also been made to the project's open space plan; proposed open space has increased from approximately 41,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet.


The development team anticipates that construction of Harrison Albany Block will commence in the second quarter of 2017. Improvement of 660 Harrison Avenue would occur in no less than seven years following expiration of existing leases. The following are renderings of Harrison Albany Block:


Harrison Albany Block Renderings


The following are elevations, sections and aerial views of Harrison Albany Block:


Harrison Albany Block Graphics


Bentley Multipurpose Arena
- Sep 19, 2016

The Welch Corporation breaks ground on Bentley Multipurpose Arena


The Welch Corporation has broken ground on Bentley University's new 75,000 square foot multipurpose sports arena. Located on Bentley's South Campus in Waltham, the arena will be the home of Bentley's NCAA Division 1 hockey team and host seminars, concerts and guest speakers. The arena will have 2,000 fixed seats, with a maximum capacity of 3,400 people. Initial site work is well underway, with The Welch Corporation installing temporary electrical systems and preparing the site for construction of the arena's foundation. Bentley's new arena is anticipated to open in early 2018. The following are photographs of The Welch Corporation at work on the Bentley Multipurpose Arena site:


Bentley Arena Photos


The Victor
- Sep 14, 2016

286-unit Bulfinch Triangle luxury residential building selling for nearly $190 million


The Real Reporter reports that Institutional Multifamily Partners (IMP) of California will acquire The Victor, a 286-unit Bulfinch Triangle luxury residential apartment building with 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, from developer Simpson Housing for nearly $190 million. IMP has reportedly submitted a non-refundable deposit for the acquisition. The LEED Gold-certified Victor opened in 2013 and cost $140 million to build; the building is located on a state-owned parking lot. Rents at The Victor range from $2,705/month for a studio to up to $5,250/month for a two-bedroom unit per the Victor leasing website.


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:


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


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


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


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The Eddy
- Aug 22, 2016

The Eddy, opening September on the East Boston Waterfront, ready to welcome residents


The Eddy, a 16-story, $135 million mixed-use tower on the East Boston Waterfront, is ready to welcome its first residents this coming month. Visit the Eddy website for residential leasing information. The Eddy will feature 258 studio, one and two-bedroom residences with a ground-floor waterfront destination restaurant operated by Navy Yard Hospitality Group and Chef Marc Orfaly. State-of-the-art residential unit finishes are designed in keeping with the building’s waterfront location, with blue kitchen tiles, an open floor plan and oversized windows throughout. With sweeping harbor and skyline views from every corner, and a particularly breathtaking vista from the top-floor communal roof deck, The Eddy is a uniquely positioned offering that is sure to be a great place to call home.


Matt Edlen, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Gerding Edlen, sees being able to invite people to experience the East Boston neighborhood as “a tremendous opportunity.” In addition to “very cool, show-stopping” water views that will be “a huge part” of the Eddy resident experience, explains Edlen in an interview with BLDUP, East Boston is “contextually is not the same [experience] you would find in Back Bay or downtown,” with unique culture, art and food and an inherent sense of community. Kelly Saito, a Partner at Gerding Edlen, notes in an interview with BLDUP that while East Boston “seems distant across [Boston Harbor], it is actually really well connected.” With Downtown Boston one subway stop away, Saito notes, East Boston is a “very viable place to live for downtown workers” that is close to, but outside of, downtown and surrounded by water, parks and beaches. “The most unique thing about [The Eddy] is the views,” explains Saito, but “the biggest surprise will be its’ convenience.”


The following are photographs of views from The Eddy’s top-floor roof deck:


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The following are photographs of the Eddy building:


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The following are photographs of a unit at The Eddy:


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The following are photographs of the pool deck at The Eddy:


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The following are photographs of the Harborwalk and waterfront park at The Eddy:


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Encore 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.


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


   


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Aug 12, 2016

Orient Heights public housing overhaul approved for construction


At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the overhaul of the existing Orient Heights public housing development, located in East Boston steps to the Suffolk Downs MBTA Blue Line station, for construction. A total of 51 new buildings ranging from two to five stories will be constructed including 373 public housing units, 42 market rate housing units and an 8,000 square foot community center and management office. All existing buildings on site will be demolished. Construction will last approximately eight years and is expected to commence this fall. More information about the Orient Heights Redevelopment Project is posted below.


Partners Healthcare at Assembly Row
- Aug 11, 2016

Federal Realty acquires retail component of Partners HealthCare Assembly Row headquarters for over $25 million


This past Tuesday (August 9th, 2016), Partners HealthCare (Partners) transferred ownership of the 100,000 square foot ground-floor retail component of Partners' new 13-story, 825,000 square foot Assembly Row headquarters building to Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) for just over $25 million as recorded in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds; the exact sale price was $25,172,396. FRIT will manage the building's retail space. FRIT is the proponent of Somerville's $1.2 billion, 56-acre Assembly Row development project of which Partners' new headquarters building is a component. Approximately 400 Partners employees moved into the new headquarters this summer on June 13th, 2016. Partners' headquarters are located next to the Assembly Row station on the MBTA Orange Line with direct service to Downtown Boston. The following is the deed for the ownership transfer of Partners' headquarters' ground-floor retail component to Federal Realty:


   


Marine Wharf Hotel
- Aug 10, 2016

Harbinger Development submits detailed plans for proposed Seaport hotel


Harbinger Development submitted a Project Notification Form (PNF) to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) yesterday (August 9th, 2016) with detailed plans for the proposed 15-story, 320,000 square foot Marine Wharf Hotel at 660 Summer Street in the Seaport District. The dual-branded hotel would include a 245-room Hampton Inn and a 166-room Homewood Suites for a total of 411 new Seaport District hotel rooms. Approximately 19,300 square feet of amenities would be located at Marine Wharf Hotel including an exterior terrace, a fitness center, an indoor pool, meeting spaces and a 500-seat restaurant. Approximately 3,500 square feet of retail would be located on the hotel's ground floor. Construction is expected to commence in mid-2017 and would last approximately 24 months. The following is a link to the PNF for Marine Wharf Hotel, and the following are renderings of Marine Wharf Hotel:


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Aerial View Northwest along Summer Street


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Aerial View Southeast along Summer Street


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Street Level View Southeast along Summer Street


Encore 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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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 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


Winthrop Center
- Aug 04, 2016

Millennium Partners selected to construct Winthrop Square tower


In an official release today, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the City of Boston announced that Millennium Partners has been selected as the developer of the 115 Winthrop Square site and that negotiations for sale of the site will commence imminently; the following is a link to the release. Millennium Partners proposes to construct a 55-story, 750-foot tall tower containing 36 upper floors of condominiums across 612,000 square feet, 14 floors of office space across 442,400 square feet and a 65-foot high, 13,000 square foot ground-floor public "Great Hall" lined with three levels of retail. A 14,620 square foot startup accelerator would be built on the tower's second floor. Millennium Partners' tower would cost a total of approximately $1.02 billion to build. Per Millennium Partners' proposal submission, the firm has access to the approximately $331 million of equity required to develop the tower without a financial partner; the following is a link to the proposal submission. Construction of the tower could commence in summer of 2017, with initial occupancy in summer of 2020.


Millennium Partners was one of six contestants who vied to develop 115 Winthrop Square, the site of the long-shuttered Winthrop Square Garage, in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in March 2016; the following is a link to more information about the RFP and the six proposals submitted. Millennium Partners submitted a purchase price offer of approximately $150.8 million paid to the city to acquire the 115 Winthrop Square site, the highest offer received. The next highest offer was for $100 million; the following is a link to all six price offers for site acquisition. Per the BRA and the City of Boston's official release, Millennium Partners was selected based upon the following factors:


  • Longstanding collaboration between the firm and Handel Architects, who designed Millennium Partners' RFP submission in addition to Millennium Tower and multiple other Millennium Partners projects


  • Sustainable and environmentally-friendly design, as evidenced by the submission's targeted LEED Platinum certification. If achieved, Millennium Partners' tower at 115 Winthrop Square would be Boston's second LEED Platinum residential tower, the first being Atlantic Wharf.


  • Public space improvements anchored by the ground-floor "Great Hall," which would host arts performances and community events and would be lined with multiple retail options.


  • Dynamic uses in Downtown Boston including residential units, retail, office space and a startup accelerator.


  • Benefits to the local economy including:
    • Nearly 3,000 construction jobs
    • Capacity for approximately 2,200 office workers and 390 retail and restaurant jobs
    • Creation of approximately 82 building management and operations jobs
    • Partnership with the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) for and contribution of $25 million towards creation of new affordable housing in Chinatown.


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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Campus Sustainability Elements


The following is a site plan showing proposed conditions:


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Proposed conditions


Encore 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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Encore 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.


Serenity Apartments
- Jul 21, 2016

Serenity apartment tower in Mission Hill tops off


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Serenity topping off ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Longwood Group on this important milestone. Serenity will further enliven Mission Hill with 195 new residential rental apartments and approximately 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. Serenity will be LEED Silver certified and is anticipated to open in Spring 2017. Greystar will be Serenity's property manager.


The following is a link to an official press release announcing Serenity's topping off. The following are renderings of Serenity. Serenity's architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and the building's interior designer is RD Jones + Associates.


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View of Serenity from Emerald Necklace (Courtesy Prellwitz Chilinski Associates/Longwood Group)


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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)


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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)


Prior to speeches, ceremony attendees were given the opportunity to sign the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.


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Construction team members sign final steel beam


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Signed final beam


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Members of the Nader family of Longwood Group


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Ceremony prior to speeches


Speakers at the Serenity topping-off ceremony included Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole, Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse, Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader, Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman and Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden.


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Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole


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Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse


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Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader


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Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman


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Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden


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Speeches were followed by the raising and installation of the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.


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Construction workers prepare to raise the final steel beam


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Final steel beam prior to raising


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Raising of final steel beam


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Raising of final steel beam


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Installation of final steel beam


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Installation of final steel beam


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Installed final steel beam


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Frame prior to final steel beam installation


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A drone monitors final steel beam raising


Work will now commence upon installation of Serenity’s exterior and interior finishes. A construction elevator is being installed to lift workers, equipment and materials throughout Serenity’s frame. Framing for installation of insulation and moisture-resistant cladding is being installed along the frame's exterior.


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


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Construction elevator installation underway


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A worker installs framing along Serenity's frame's exterior


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Construction materials staged inside Serenity's frame


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


More information about Serenity is posted below.


Waterside Place Phase 1B
- Jul 17, 2016

Waterside Place Phase 1B in Seaport District approved for construction


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Waterside Place Phase 1B, the next phase of the Waterside Place development project, for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. Developed by The Drew Company, the $157 million Waterside Place Phase 1B will be a 23-story mixed-use tower featuring 307 new residential rental apartments, including 62 innovation units, and 3,500 square feet of retail. Construction of the tower could start in the first quarter of 2017.


Since the project’s Notice of Project Change (NPC) filing in March, Waterside Place Phase 1B’s residential units have decreased by five, while retail space has increased by 1,500 square feet. "Innovation units" have nearly doubled to 62 from 34 originally proposed. Affordable units have decreased to 15 from 22. The approved tower is 23 stories tall as proposed in March. More information about Waterside Place Phase 1B is posted below.


Millennium Tower and Burnham Building
- Jul 15, 2016

Millennium Tower move-ins start today, building 96% sold and nearly finished


The Boston Globe reports that the first Millennium Tower residents are moving into the building today (Friday, July 15th, 2016). Workers were reportedly putting finishing touches on lower floors this week, with upper floors scheduled for completion later this year. Millennium Tower is reportedly 96% sold, with all but about 20 of the tower's 442 units accounted for.


According to Richard Baumert of Millennium Partners, about 75% of Millennium Tower units were sold to Boston-area buyers. The first deeds for Millennium Tower unit sales were recorded Thursday, with closing prices ranging form $875,000 for a 16th floor unit to $8.7 million for a 45th floor unit. A total of 47 unit sales have closed as of Thursday. Buyers thus far include local executives as well as relatives of Harry Agganis, namesake of Boston University’s Agganis Arena.


The following are photographs of the nearly finished Millennium Tower:


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View from Public Garden


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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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


More information about One Dalton is posted below.


Encore 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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Serenity Apartments
- Jun 27, 2016

Steel frame rising at Serenity


Serenity’s concrete foundation is complete, and construction of the building’s steel frame is well underway. The construction team is using a tower crane to raise and install the frame’s structural elements. The section of Serenity bordering Jamaicaway has risen to the fifth floor, which will be the top floor for that section. Along South Huntington Avenue, frame construction will continue until the frame tops off at 15 stories tall. Serenity will be a 195-unit residential apartment tower with 2,100 square feet of retail.


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View from South Huntington Avenue

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View from Jamaicaway

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Tower crane

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Foundation and steel I-beam frame

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View from Jamaicaway

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View from South Huntington Avenue

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View from South Huntington Avenue

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J. Derenzo Companies continues to perform excavation and utility work at Serenity’s base.


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J. Derenzo Companies backhoe alongside steel frame

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J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig under the building

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J. Derenzo Companies backhoe

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View from Jamaicaway

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Substructure and J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig


More information about Serenity 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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Source: Steve Adams/Twitter


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.


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University
- Jun 20, 2016

Exterior shell complete at Northeastern ISEC


The exterior of Northeastern University’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) building is fully sealed with completed roof and window installations, as well as a unique sun screen along the facade. The array of vertical sun screening elements is installed to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters the building.


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View from Columbus Avenue

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View of ISEC rear from Columbus Avenue

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View of ISEC upper stories


Construction of electrical and mechanical systems, as well as interior finishes, is underway. The construction team is targeting a fall 2016 opening for the ISEC in time for the 2016-2017 academic year.


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Interior of ISEC showing electrical conduit

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Telescoping boom at ISEC


Installation of Dow Styrofoam Square Edge insulation (blue) is underway along the ISEC’s exterior. Square Edge insulation will help waterproof the ISEC’s foundation.


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Auxiliary structure at ISEC

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Auxiliary structure at ISEC


Next steps will include backfilling of earth along the ISEC’s foundation. Hardscaping and landscaping will follow.


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Excavation equipment at ISEC

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Excavation equipment at ISEC

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More information about the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University is posted below.


Haymarket Hotel
- Jun 14, 2016

New Haymarket Hotel located on Greenway approved for construction


The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the Haymarket Hotel, a new 145,000 square foot hotel and retail building located on the Greenway, for construction at this month's board meeting. The Haymarket Hotel will bring 225 new hotel rooms and 25,000 new square feet of retail to the Greenway, the North End and Downtown Boston. The Haymarket Hotel will be located across Hanover Street from the Boston Public Market.


A rendering of the Haymarket Hotel is posted above. The following is a link to the recent Notice of Project Change for the Haymarket Hotel. More information about the Haymarket Hotel is posted below.


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- May 31, 2016

Overhaul proposed for Orient Heights public housing

 

A project notification form has been filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the proposed overhaul of the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. The proposed project would demolish all buildings on site and construct 51 new buildings ranging from two to five stories. Buildings would contain 373 public housing units and 42 market rate housing units. An 8,000 square foot community center and management office would also be built on site.


The project would be developed by Trinity Financial in collaboration with the East Boston Community Development Corporation and the Boston Housing Authority. The project would be constructed in four phases. The development team expects to commence construction of the first phase this fall. Expected completion of the final phase is in 2024.


The following is a link to the full Project Notification Form. More information about the proposed project is posted below.


Millennium Tower and Burnham Building
- Apr 22, 2016

Caffe Nero and Old Navy coming to Millennium Tower this year


Millennium Partners' proposal submission for the Winthrop Square Garage redevelopment offers a glimpse at two exciting new retailers coming to Millennium Tower this year. Caffe Nero will reportedly open a second Downtown Crossing location at the tower. Old Navy will open a location at Millennium Tower as well. As previously announced, PABU, a Japanese restaurant, will open across two floors at Millennium Tower in fall 2016.


Once these three retailers move in, Millennium Tower's 350,000 square feet of retail will be 100% occupied. In other news, Millennium Tower's 442 residential condominium units are reportedly 95% sold. Condominium sale closings will commence this summer in July.


The following is the Millennium Tower project profile in Millennium Partners' Winthrop Square proposal:




Waterside Place Phase 1B
- Mar 28, 2016

Notice of Project Change filed for Waterside Place Phase 1B


A Notice of Project Change (NPC) has been filed for the proposed Waterside Place Phase 1B mixed-use development located at 501 Congress Street in Boston's Seaport District. A 23-story tower is now proposed containing 312 rental residential units and approximately 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.


Residential unit layouts in the proposed tower would range from studios to three-bedrooms; 34 units would be "innovation units." 22 of the residential units would be designated affordable and would be rented to households earning less than or equal to 70% of Area Median Income (AMI). 84 parking spaces would be built on the tower's second level. 


The proposed tower has changed slightly since a Letter of Intent (LOI) to file the NPC was filed in December 2015. The tower proposed in the LOI would have been 21 stories tall and would have contained 278 residential units. Both a 2,000 square foot ground-floor retail space and the 84-car garage are still proposed. The "innovation units" are a new feature.


The development team hopes to start construction on the Waterside Place Phase 1B project in the fourth quarter of 2016. A new rendering of the proposed project is posted above; additional project information, including more graphics, is posted below. The following is a link to the new Notice of Project Change (NPC).


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.


The Smith South End
- Mar 23, 2016

An official project website has been created for the Harrison Albany Block project with information and renderings. The Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) filed on Monday is also now available. The Bozzuto Group is serving as the project's development advisor; CBT Architects is the project's architect. Construction could commence in the first quarter of 2017. The following are renderings of Harrison Albany Block:


Old Harrison Albany Block Renderings


The following are aerial views and site plans of Harrison Albany Block:


Old Harrison Albany Block Graphics


Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences
- Mar 22, 2016

A Notice of Project Change (NPC) was submitted recently for the approved development at 40 Trinity Place in Copley Square. Developer Trinity Stuart LLC now proposes a 31-story tower with 154 hotel rooms and 146 residential units. The number of proposed hotel rooms has been reduced by 73, while the number of proposed residential units has been increased by 31. Previously proposed on-site affordable housing units have been eliminated; instead, 39 affordable housing units would be built off site. A total of 17 on-site affordable units were previously proposed.


A two-story parking garage previously proposed for floors 4 and 5 has been eliminated; under the previous proposal, 40 Trinity Place would have risen 33 stories. The building's height has been reduced by seven feet to 393 feet tall under the current proposal. Trinity Stuart LLC has entered long-term agreements with area parking garages to supply parking to building residents and hotel visitors.


An approximately 11,300 square foot expansion for the existing Boston Common Hotel's University Club on the proposed building's third floor has been retained under the current proposal. Amenities previously proposed for the building's 18th and 19th floors will now be located on the 15th and 16th floors. Minor changes have been made to the proposed building's ground floor.

An exterior rendering of the latest proposal is posted above. Renderings of the proposed 15th and 16th floor amenities are posted below along with a second exterior rendering.


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


30 Dalton
- Mar 22, 2016

The tower crane is down at 30 Dalton as the start of leasing nears. The building's facade is nearly complete; work continues on interior spaces. Leasing at 30 Dalton, coordinated by Bozzuto, will commence in summer 2016.

30 Dalton promises to be a great place to live. The building will feature distinctive views of the Boston skyline and is located convenient to the Back Bay's many dining and entertainment options. 30 Dalton is also located a short walk to office space at 888 Boylston Street and other office towers. 30 Dalton is perfectly positioned for a walkable urban lifestyle!


The Smith South End
- Mar 21, 2016

The Boston Globe reports the developers of the Harrison Albany Block in Boston's South End have submitted a filing to the city with additional proposal details. Two new buildings—one with 11 stories, another with 19—are currently proposed; two existing buildings at 575 Albany Street and 660 Harrison Avenue would be retained. The developers of the Harrison Albany Block submitted a Letter of Intent for the project in November 2015; the developers acquired the project site in December 2014 from Boston Medical Center for $80 million.


Serenity Apartments
- Feb 26, 2016

Excavation and foundation work underway at Serenity


J. Derenzo Companies is at work performing excavation and foundation work to prepare the Serenity site for tower construction. Much of the tower's foundation has already been excavated; S&F Concrete is pouring concrete along the excavated foundation. Suffolk Construction is managing Serenity's construction. Serenity will feature 195 apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space in the heart of Mission Hill along the Emerald Necklace park.


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View of Serenity construction site


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View of foundation construction and concrete pouring underway


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View of excavation underway


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J. Derenzo Companies excavator


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Concrete poured along foundation


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J. Derenzo Companies bobcat vehicle


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Freshly poured concrete foundation


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Excavation underway


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View of construction site


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Foundation work underway


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Foundation work underway


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View along Huntington Avenue


Encore 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.


Marine Wharf Hotel
- Feb 23, 2016

Letter of Intent filed for new Seaport District hotel


Harbinger Development of Wellesley has filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to file an Expanded Project Notification Form in early March 2016 for review of a proposed hotel in Boston's Seaport District. Harbinger Development proposes to build a 407-room hotel with 20,000 square feet of retail space at 660 Summer Street.


The hotel would be located in the Boston Marine Industrial Park (BMIP) on Parcel A overlooking the Reserved Channel. The hotel would contain 253 select service hotel rooms and 154 extended stay hotel rooms. Retail space would be built on the hotel's ground and top floors. A parking garage would be built on site with 75 parking spaces.


Letter of Intent:



Hotel rendering:

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Harbinger Development is also a development partner of the proposed Haymarket Hotel in downtown Boston.


The Eddy
- Feb 19, 2016

Ten New's facade is just about complete. Interior work continues to progress on the 16-story building's apartments, resident amenities and ground-floor commercial space. Located on Boston Harbor, Ten New residents will enjoy sweeping views of the downtown Boston skyline. Ten New's ground floor is anticipated to house a waterfront restaurant.


The Eddy February 2016


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Feb 09, 2016

Trinity Financial files Letter of Intent to redevelop Orient Heights public housing


Developer Trinity Financial has filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. Construction would begin in fall 2016 pending Boston Redevelopment Authority approval. The following is a link to the Letter of Intent.


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University
- Feb 09, 2016

Finishing touches being installed at Northeastern ISEC


Finishing touches are being installed at Northeastern University's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC).  Glass has been fully installed along the ISEC, and the building's distinctive sunshades are beginning to stretch across the unique curved facade. The sunshades will create a flowing pattern that will have a significant presence along the Boston skyline and the Lower Roxbury streetscape.


The flow of the ISEC's architecture speaks to the collaborative, innovative role the building will play on Northeastern's campus and in science and engineering research and education.  To quote architect Payette, "movement defines the architecture, revealing a new culture of science at Northeastern that once existed in silos." The ISEC will host researchers in a number of science and engineering fields, uniting both disciplines and encouraging collaboration.


The ISEC is scheduled to open in fall 2016. The project is creating 600 construction jobs and is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, the most prestigious LEED certification available.


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ISEC aerial view


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ISEC facade


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ISEC facade


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ISEC facade


MCCA Hotels: Aloft and Element
- Jan 27, 2016

The Element Hotel opened for business on January 14th! The aLoft will follow shortly, opening on February 4th. We stopped by the completed buildings, both of which have distinctive finishes that bring a creative presence to developing D Street, located at the heart of Boston's innovative Seaport District, and invite passersby to stop and take a look. Ground-floor retail spaces at the aLoft and Element Hotels are now leasing, a great opportunity for retailers to become a part of one of Boston's hottest real estate markets. View our new photographs of the completed aLoft and Element Hotels, posted above.


The Eddy
- Jan 15, 2016

Exterior finishes and glass are just about fully installed at Ten New!

   

   


Serenity Apartments
- Jan 15, 2016

Work starting at Serenity


Suffolk Construction has begun work at Serenity! Concrete will be poured next week:

Beginnings of our Serenity 105 Apartments project...concrete pour coming next week! #Boston #construction #jamaicaplain

A photo posted by Suffolk Construction (@buildsmart) on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:06pm PST


Millennium Tower and Burnham Building
- Jan 08, 2016

Millennium Tower crane coming down


Millennium Tower's crane, Boston's tallest structure to date, is coming down as the building, built by Suffolk Construction, nears full completion! Glass is just about fully installed, and ground floors look ready for exciting new Downtown Crossing retail options.


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View from Washington Street


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View from City Hall Plaza


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Ground floor


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


30 Dalton
- Jan 01, 2016

Installation of glass at 30 Dalton is nearing completion.


   


Waterside Place Phase 1B
- Dec 02, 2015

Letter of Intent filed for Waterside Place Phase 1B


A Letter of Intent to File a Notice of Project Change was submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority for Waterside Place Phase 1B. The developers intend to submit a full Notice of Project Change with additional project details in mid-December 2015. The following is a link to the Letter of Intent

Waterside Place Phase 1A, located next door, was completed in February 2014.


The Eddy
- Nov 16, 2015

We stopped by the 6-26 New Street, since officially named Ten New, construction site and were excited to see that installation of finishes had progressed significantly! We were able to gain a closeup view of the finishes as they were delivered on street level; see our photographs above. Ten New was officially topped off on Friday, November 13th; congrats to Gerding Edlen, Suffolk Construction and all involved!

   

   


The Eddy
- Nov 09, 2015

We stopped by 6-26 New Street last week and were thoroughly impressed. The building has grown significantly and appears just about ready to top off. Finishes and windows are also beginning to be installed on the building's ground floors. With its added height, 6-26 New Street is now visible from all around, throughout East Boston as well as from downtown Boston.

   

   


Serenity Apartments
- Oct 24, 2015

Start of construction imminent at 105A South Huntington


Start of construction at 105A South Huntington appears imminent as the project's official status was changed yesterday, 10/23/2015, to "Under Construction" on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)'s website. The status change is shown on the BRA's project page for 105A South Huntington.


30 Dalton
- Oct 21, 2015

30 Dalton has topped off.

30 Dalton tops off! — the @PeiCobbFreed / @C7A 27-story residential tower in Boston's Back Bay. @SuffolkBuilds pic.twitter.com/KPydkpdMXt

— Pei Cobb Freed (@PeiCobbFreed) October 20, 2015

Apr 6, 2015

30 Dalton's foundation is nearly complete. A mockup has been installed on site showing the building's future finishes.

   


One Greenway
- Oct 18, 2015

Recently-completed One Greenway stands proudly at the front of downtown Boston's southern skyline! Check out our photograph above of One Greenway as seen recently from the South End at Ink Block.

Previous five photographs above, taken in April 2015, show the final months of construction at One Greenway.


The Eddy
- Oct 01, 2015

We stopped by 6-26 New Street on the East Boston Waterfront recently. Construction is progressing smoothly. We are excited to watch this game-changing development continue to take shape!

   

   


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University
- Oct 01, 2015

Exterior finish installation underway at Northeastern ISEC


Exterior finish installation is underway at Northeastern University's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). Finish panels and glass windows have been installed along much of the topped-off frame's facade.

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View of ISEC along Columbus Avenue looking towards Massachusetts Avenue


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View of ISEC along Columbus Avenue looking towards Ruggles Station


MCCA Hotels: Aloft and Element
- Oct 01, 2015

We recently stopped by the aLoft and Element hotels under construction in Boston's Seaport District. The buildings appear to be nearing completion. Check out our construction site photography and learn more about the hotels here on BLDUP.com.


The Eddy
- Apr 30, 2015

We stopped by 6-26 New Street recently. Construction appeared to be actively progressing. At the time, demolition of the structurally unsound nine-story building was not yet approved. (The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the new development plans on April 16th, 2015.) The tallest building shown on site is the nine-story building that would have been renovated along with a seven-story height addition. Both buildings shown in our site photos will now be demolished, and new ones will be built in their stead.

   

   


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