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Old 10-23-2018, 04:23 PM   #1241
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Renovat and repurposing of 114 Western Ave is about to begin. Site fenced off and field office in place.

https://construction.harvard.edu/114-western-avenue



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Old 10-24-2018, 12:51 PM   #1242
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Was 114 Western one of the former WGBH buildings?
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:26 PM   #1243
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Was 114 Western one of the former WGBH buildings?
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Originally part of the WGBH campus, the renovated facility will provide administrative offices for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering as well as their associated Facilities and Maintenance departments. There will be (2) large, flexible classrooms in the building as well as the University’s first new child care center in decades.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:38 AM   #1244
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The lack of retail is a bit disappointing IMO.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:06 PM   #1245
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:12 PM   #1246
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:18 PM   #1247
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Tom Glynn is a heavy hitter to take the helm of Harvard's plans in Allston. The guy is 72 and this looks like a "legacy" thing for him. I like that:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...RrI/story.html
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:19 PM   #1248
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I would love to see a cohesive plan a la MIT's Kendall Square Initiative...
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:48 PM   #1249
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Tom Glynn is a heavy hitter to take the helm of Harvard's plans in Allston. The guy is 72 and this looks like a "legacy" thing for him. I like that:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...RrI/story.html
He's also been very successful in moving development forward on MassDOT's RE parcels in the Seaport, which is a similar situation (RE investment and development on parcels far from an organization's core and not central to its mission).
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:19 PM   #1250
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:23 PM   #1251
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:29 PM   #1252
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:25 PM   #1253
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American Repertory Theater to move from Cambridge to Allston, thanks to a $100 million gift to Harvard for a new performance center. I think this will probably be located at the NE corner of Barry's Corner.

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:13 PM   #1254
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This seems big to me. At some point, won’t Harvard be thinking about a transit connector to Barry’s? How else will this area really ever thrive?
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:28 AM   #1255
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This seems big to me. At some point, won’t Harvard be thinking about a transit connector to Barry’s? How else will this area really ever thrive?
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http://transportation.harvard.edu/sh...campus-express

http://transportation.harvard.edu/sh.../barrys-corner
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:40 AM   #1256
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^ I’m not going to write a lengthy post right now but the Harvard bus shuttle, for many reasons, doesn’t qualify to me as real transit.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:03 AM   #1257
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Why would they place this so close to the Charles River rather than in the background and out of public view?
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:38 AM   #1258
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Why would they place this so close to the Charles River rather than in the background and out of public view?
I am assuming this is a district steam (or hot water) plant (if not true then my opinion is useless). I am guessing this location has a major steam trunk feed nearby so they can feed the new capacity efficiently. A more remote location would require major additional trunk line installation to get to the main feeder trunk?
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I am assuming this is a district steam (or hot water) plant (if not true then my opinion is useless). I am guessing this location has a major steam trunk feed nearby so they can feed the new capacity efficiently. A more remote location would require major additional trunk line installation to get to the main feeder trunk?
They are disconnecting themselves from the Steam Plant on the Cambridge Side with this project.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:36 AM   #1260
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Why would they place this so close to the Charles River rather than in the background and out of public view?
Infrastructure facilities can be interesting and attractive in an industrial way (not sure if that will be the case here), very often more interesting to look at than the dull copy and paste cloning of look-alike new residential.
https://www.districtenergy.org/Highe...&forceDialog=0 The OSU water chiller plant is especially well done.
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