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Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 09:02 AM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

All the scaffolding/construction barriers are finally down on the adjacent bldg (13), revealing the landscaping/hardscaping work heading toward Mass Ave. from the nano project.

Life has been...
Forum: Development Projects 09-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

Official grand opening set for next week...

Meanwhile, a nice article telling the story of this cutting-edge facility and the role it will play in the research community:...
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

Thanks for the great photos, as always.

I work near this and can attest that the materials and finishes are just top notch. At quick glance it may look like a glass box, but it's just really well...
Forum: Development Projects 12-04-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

Very glad that MIT is installing some legit plazas/landscaping back here...this whole area used to be nothing but seas of pavement and alleyways for delivery vehicles and lots of parked cars. This...
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

MIT.nano in the background; trees being planted / pavement going in in the foreground.

https://i.imgur.com/qRXFBwS.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 10-06-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

In this view:
- Renovated MIT Bldg. 31 at left
- Finally covering over utilities trenches and beginning hardscape/landscape installation center/foreground
- MIT.nano at back right
- 88 Ames crane...
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 42,234
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

^ Nice photos, as always, Beeline. I just wanted to comment that I walk by this frequently and am highly impressed with the choice of glass. The black trim, the choice of tint, and the embedded...
Forum: Development Projects 09-27-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 42,234
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

Though they're all numbered, most of the MIT buildings also have names...the common spoken vernacular usually just employs the number (e.g., "I have lecture in 32-123"...e.g., big auditorium in the...
Forum: Development Projects 09-01-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 42,234
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

Facade work is now proceeding on all sides, with the glass curtainwall almost entirely in place on two sides. Snapped a quick phone pic, but it came out bad and I was in a hurry...
Forum: Development Projects 07-21-2016, 04:43 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

^ Whigh, all things considered, the main MIT complex is rock solid at 100yrs, and was one heck of a construction operation - the largest contiguous building, as you say, but it also set a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-21-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

^ driven by nano, but I am told that they took the opportunity to upgrade and bolster utilities and steam to other campus buildings as part of this. They cut a major new utilities tunnel under...
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 42,234
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

I agree with #1. I did not work on .nano, but I know they spent years doing site surveys to find the lowest-risk location from a building performance standpoint (e.g., nano-imaging + nano-fab...
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