Feb 21, 2020
Advance Auto Parts Tower 85% Leased Ahead of Fall Opening
Construction is well underway for the upcoming 20-story Class A office tower in North Hills neighborhood of Raleigh with 85% of the 328,600 square feet of office space now pre-leased. The largest tenant will be Advance Auto Parts, who have committed to 218,000 square feet. The retailer expects the modern office space will help attract top tech talent as they grow their e-commerce business. Kane Realty Partners, the property developer, set out to create a best-in-class work environment featuring numerous amenities including concierge service and outdoor terrace space. The project also features View Smart Windows, enhancing the large floorplates with abundant natural light, key to employee wellness. The Advance Auto Parts Tower will open in fall 2020.
Feb 03, 2020
Cape Cod 5 Opens Banking Center in Barnstable
Last week, Cape Cod 5 celebrated the grand opening of their new “HQ5” on Route 132 in Barnstable. The 80,000 square foot headquarters will be home to over 300 employees and has been designed with employee wellness and sustainability in mind. Amenities within the 11-acre campus include a 217 car parking garage, walking trails, fitness center, community room, and outdoor courtyard. The new building also features over 16,000 square feet of solar panels on the roof which could generate over 400,000 kilowatts each year. Bridging the gap between sustainability and employee wellness the building also features View Glass throughout, which will automatically tint to allow in maximum natural light for the bank’s employees while cutting down on the need for artificial lighting and reducing HVAC costs. “This new campus serves as a physical symbol of Cape Cod 5’s ongoing investment in and service to the unique communities of the Cape, Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts,” said Dorothy A. Savarese, Chair and CEO of Cape Cod 5. “The foundation of this headquarters building is actually the mission and values that have driven this Bank for 165 years. Its innovative elements and advanced technologies will propel us to the future so we can continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers, community members, and employees for decades to come.”
Check out an interactive rendering of the complex here.
Jan 10, 2020
Glassdoor Leases 52K SF at Upcoming West End on Fulton
Developer Trammell Crow has signed a lease with Glassdoor to occupy two full floors at the upcoming West End on Fulton. Glassdoor will occupy 52,000 square feet of the 300,000 total within the Class A project. With this new office, the recruiting and jobs review site will more than double its number of Chicago based employees from 300 to 800 total.
While West End on Fulton was originally planned as an apartment project, Trammell Crow decided to pivot to offices after reassessing demand in the area and they are pulling out all the stops in the amenities department. The building will feature View Dynamic Glass, to let in more natural daylight, a key amenity employees want and need as it has been shown to have positive impacts on wellness and productivity. The View Glass will also cut down on energy costs. Additional amenities at West End on Fulton will include a rooftop deck that includes a gaming lawn, a beer garden with grill stations and fire pits, an indoor/outdoor lounge and bar, movie screening area, dog run, and community garden. There will also be a fitness center on-site along with covered ride-share drop-off and pickup area. Construction on the 14-story tower is expected to wrap up this coming April.
Jan 03, 2020
Interior Finishing Wrapping Up for Bower at Fenway Center Plus NPC Filed for Phase 2
Interior Finishing is wrapping up for Bower, the first phase of The Fenway Center, expected to open this coming Spring. Bower, will feature 312 apartments, 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 200 underground parking spaces across two buildings. A 12,000-square-foot air rights deck and landscaped pedestrian walkway is also being added over Yawkey Station.
Residents at Bower will have access to both indoor and outdoor landscaping, an atrium, plus a pool and roof deck. Newly released renderings show sleek, modern finishes incorporating natural elements. Bower will also be Boston’s first residential project to utilize View Glass, allowing for the most natural light to reach residents without the need for pesky shades. Residents will be able to control the window tint through their smartphones, while the building owners will save on energy costs.
As this first phase of the Fenway Center wraps up, a NPC has been filed for phase two of the development. Key modifications include a shift in the proposed uses of Buildings 3 and 4 from a mix of residential, office, and lab uses to a mix of office/R&D/lab and life science. Updated plans also call for a significant reduction of approximately 500 parking spaces while approximately 3,669 square feet of additional civic open space will be added.
Nov 13, 2019
TIAA HQ in Midtown Undergoing $200M Renovation
Originally built in 1959, the TIAA HQ in Midtown Manhattan is currently undergoing a $200M renovation which will include a new double-height lobby and the addition of a grand staircase. Another major part of the work will include the replacement of every window in the 655,000, 27 story office building with View Glass. Once the smart windows are in place, reducing the glare and heat from the sun, TIAA will be able to utilize previously wasted space near the windows. By increasing the density in the lower part of the building TIAA will then be able to rent out the top two-thirds of the property. Construction is expected to last through the next year.
Sep 19, 2019
Window and Facade Install Nearly Complete at Fenway Center
In the shadows of Fenway Park, Phase 1 of the Fenway Center is taking shape as window and facade install is nearly complete. The first two buildings of this transformative project feature over 430,000 square feet of space and will include 312 residential units along with 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The buildings will offer units sizes ranging from studio to 2 bedrooms.
In total, the $600 million project will feature five new buildings, a total of approximately 550 residential units, 160,000 square feet of office space and over 50,000 square feet of retail will be built at Fenway Center,
Sep 03, 2019
Construction Underway for Avocet Tower
Construction is now underway for Avocet Tower in downtown Bethesda. This striking building will feature 370,000 square feet of Class A office space along with a 220 key AC Hotel by Marriott. The transit-oriented development, located directly across from the Bethesda Metro station, was made possible by a public-private partnership between Stonebridge and Montgomery County, Maryland.
Avocet Tower, designed by Pickard Chilton, includes a 10,000 square foot public plaza, a variety of tenant amenity spaces, and is topped by a 7,500-square-foot sky terrace, crowned by an elegant trellis. Designed to LEED-Platinum certification, the tower also features advanced mechanical systems as well as a dynamic glass facade covering the entire office tower. Along with improving energy efficiency, the View glass will allow for the maximum amount of natural light into the office space, boosting employee health and wellness while not blocking the amazing views. The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2021.
Jun 30, 2019
Work Continues on Building Envelope for The Fenway Center
Window and facade install is underway for Phase 1 of the Fenway Center. These first two buildings in the project will feature over 430,000 square feet of space to include 312 residential units along with 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Units will range in size from studios through 2 bedrooms and construction is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2020.
The second phase of the project will then include 3 additional buildings, a 27-story, 375,000-square-foot mixed-use office, and residential tower, a 7-story, 111,000-square-foot residential building and a 7-story, 274,000-square-foot parking garage on the air rights deck.
May 06, 2019
Recent Improvement to Logan Airport Terminal B Enhance Passenger Experience
Recent improvements to Logan Airport’s Terminal B included new ticketing and baggage claim areas along with new concessions. This major renovation also included the installation of 12,000 square feet of View Dynamic Glass. This technology allowed for the replacement of external louvers, mechanical sunshades and fritted glass and allows for more natural light to enter the Terminal without the heat and glare that can cause discomfort for passengers.
Boston Logan is just one location in a growing list of leading airports adopting dynamic glass and setting a new standard in delightful passenger environments. View Dynamic Glass has been installed at several airports to date, including Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
May 03, 2019
Construction Continues on Phase 1 of The Fenway Center
Phase 1 of the $600M Fenway Center project is rapidly moving forward with the first two buildings in the project at or very near full height. These two new residential buildings will feature 312 apartments along with 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. A large deck and landscaped walkway will also be constructed over Yawkey Station. The buildings are designed to be highly sustainable and are expected to reach a LEED Gold certification. The first occupancy is expected here in Q1 2020.
Feb 19, 2019
Fenway Center to Utilize View Smart Windows
Structural steel is nearing completion for the first phase of The Fenway Center. Two new residential buildings are rising that will feature a total of 312 apartments and 200 underground parking spaces. The project will also include ground floor retail and a landscaped pedestrian walked over Yawkey Station. The development team is expecting occupancy of Phase 1 in the first quarter of 2020.
The Fenway Center will be one of the first projects in Boston to utilize View Dynamic Glass. This game-changing technology creates a comfortable environment for residents by bringing in more natural and light while minimizing heat and controlling glare. The 37,000 square feet of View Dynamic Glass will provide a unique amenity for the project. Matt Edlen of Gerding Edlen, the project developer told BLDUP “View is an opportunity to partner with an incredible emerging company providing a world-class technology that has not only a substantial impact on reducing building energy consumption but is designed to provide long term resiliency as it adapts with changing climate trends. It is a reflection of the core values of our entire partnership team and our continued efforts to develop impactful, highly sustainable real estate.”
Dec 21, 2018
Framing Begins for The Fenway Center
Two tower cranes are in place and framing has started for the first phase of the Fenway Center. This part of the project will include 2 mixed-use buildings to hold 312 apartments and around 37,000sf of ground floor retail space. Construction on Phase 1 is expected to be complete in early 2020.
The $600M project will also add significant green spaces, pedestrian-friendly walkways, and an elevated streetscape, enhance this corner of the Fenway neighborhood. Fenway Center will also feature one of the largest private solar power plants in MA, and the MBTA's first net-zero-energy train station.