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Old 06-12-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Complete ACKS | 100 Binney | East Cambridge

Site prep has begun. Trees removed, fences going up, and small earth mover on site.
This will be a 10 story building with 401,516 RSF.


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Old 06-12-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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Some renderings from my files. If anyone has more resent renderings please feel free to add.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
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Yet another Elkus lump...bloated, awkward, and a schizophrenic mess of materials/finishes poorly attempting to reduce the mass. While the facility itself will be a great addition to Kendall it looks like the misshapen spawn of the even more atrocious 75 Ames. I'd much rather rather have a simple rectangular volume of sleek glass. This tries way too hard.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:56 PM   #4
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Sometimes I feel like i'm the only one who likes the Elkus style of mashing things together...
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:55 PM   #5
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Yet another Elkus lump...bloated, awkward, and a schizophrenic mess of materials/finishes poorly attempting to reduce the mass. While the facility itself will be a great addition to Kendall it looks like the misshapen spawn of the even more atrocious 75 Ames. I'd much rather rather have a simple rectangular volume of sleek glass. This tries way too hard.
I love 75 Ames except for the all white side. All these labs on Binney St look like they are going to be awesome additions for Kendall.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:25 PM   #6
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I'm so bored with this style.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:26 PM   #7
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I'm so bored with this style.
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I liked it the first 5 or 6 times this was done in Boston/Cambridge.

But it's time to get a new cookie cutter.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:55 AM   #8
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100 BINNEY STREET
•Build-to-suit opportunity
•417,000 RSF
•10 floors
•Class A building capable of technology and laboratory use
•Designed by Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
•Underground parking garage
•Stunning glass façade with landscaped balconies
•Fully entitled and shovel ready with build-to-suit customization
•Delivery 29 months
•Flexible and efficient floor plates
•40,000 RSF floor plates with dual cores for maximum design flexibility
•Live load capacity of 100 psf
•Floor to ceiling heights designed to accommodate laboratory use
•HVAC capability of 2.0 CFM/USF, designed to client tenant specifications
•Electrical capacity of 22 watts per USF
•Targeting a minimum LEED® platinum certification
http://www.acks.com/100binney_specs.shtml

Lots of better images of all the sites on the website. It's a pretty solid effort.

Also, I know it's fun to bash Elkus all the time on here, as they are the latest whipping boy it seems. But, the building is indicated as being designed by SGA. So, at least properly direct your criticism.
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:34 PM   #9
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^ Elkus listed as the architect.
http://www.tocci.com/2010/01/100-binney-street/
SGA designed 50-60 Binney.
http://www.sga-arch.com/

So, yes, as long as Elkus continues to deliver this kind of phoned-in, uninspired boilerplate they should get the whip.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:08 PM   #10
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Lots of digging and site prep on this lot today:

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:27 PM   #11
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The building is treating Linskey Way as a service alley. The loading dock and garage ramp are going to deaden the facade facing the skating rink.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:28 PM   #12
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Tenant signed up. Bristol Meyers Squibb.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...slK/story.html
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:27 AM   #13
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Rendering in the Herald



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The Cambridge news “continues a very good trend for Massachusetts, where major global biopharma companies are making significant investments in their growth here,” said Angus McQuilken, spokesman for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The world’s top 10 biopharma companies — based on prescription pharmaceutical sales — and 15 of the top 20 now have a presence here, he added.
http://www.bostonherald.com/business...g_to_cambridge
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:51 PM   #14
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The New York company will ask the 100 employees at its Waltham R&D site, which will close in 2018, to relocate to Cambridge, along with 200 from its Wallingford, Conn., R&D site and a limited number from its New Jersey locations. It also plans to hire an unspecified number of local scientists to work at the facility, where the focus will be ongoing discovery efforts in genetically defined diseases, molecular discovery technologies and discovery platform chemistry.

Bristol-Myers declined to say how much space it will occupy in the approximately 400,000-square-foot Cambridge building at 100 Binney St., expected to open in 2018, until it signs a lease with landlord Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

The new location helps position Bristol-Myers “in the heart of vibrant ecosystems of world-class science, innovation and business opportunities, which offer ideal environments for fostering external collaboration,” chief scientific officer Francis Cuss said.
Stel -- with Bristol-Myers Squibb as the anchor -- this will now move very fast and is likely to get some "Niceties" in either the finishes and / or the landscaping

BMS will be using pix of this to entice people to move from their former locations or to jump from one of their competitors
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:55 PM   #15
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Sweet baby Jesus I am so bored of this type of design. It's like when people go into a tattoo parlor and just pick one out from the $25 book.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:59 PM   #16
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Looks like Elkus is battling an addiction with wavy MEP screens at the moment.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:11 PM   #17
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Is this really that bad though? I haven't been to Cambridge or Boston in a while but i cant think of any building layed out like this off the top of my head.

Curved glass, broken up a little with some color thrown in... and it looks like retail space, I'm not sure? I'm just going to skip the inevitable ArchBoston year of whining and complaining about a fine building before its built and go ahead and say it, this looks like a fully appropriate development.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:57 PM   #18
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It looks better than the buildings around it and bridges the gap between Kendall and the Galleria. The way the vertical white panels stagger every 2 floors is a nice touch. I like it.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:09 AM   #19
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As depicted, the rendering of the north elevation will only be seen in real life if you cut a really big hole in the building opposite. Even Gehry's building has become lost because of what was built around it. For better or worse, the perspectives of Simmons Hall remain, ----only because MIT's playing fields front it.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:27 AM   #20
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Looks like 100 Binney is going to be 181'2'' to the top of it's two mechanical floors. Check out page 19 in the link below:

http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/F...y_20150710.pdf

Also, the 2015 update is 14 inches taller than the 2010 plan.
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