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Old 08-13-2015, 02:29 PM   #21
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Re: What's Happening With Project X?

What about south station tower? Its crazy that with this boom going on there hasnt been a peep about it.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:00 PM   #22
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The USPS is holding it up I believe.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:23 PM   #23
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Any word on Trinity Place?
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:03 PM   #24
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Maybe we can expect a wave of starts before Fed hikes interest rates at next meeting, as is widely speculated? I'm not sure if the interest rates for CRE borrowing are fixed or float and when they lock in (at time financing agreement is signed or when formal construction starts?)...
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:02 AM   #25
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Regarding Parcels H and J: As of yesterday there were notices placed on cars on that side of Seaport Boulevard proclaiming no parking from 8/12 on for Tishman Construction. And the lot where Yotel is going has been empty this week.

Fingers crossed that starts are imminent.
They are setting up jersey barriers along Seaport blvd at parcel H today.
Seems like it's starting...
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:54 AM   #26
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Any word on Trinity Place?
would also like to know.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:55 AM   #27
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How about that big project in the south end by ink block that was 5XX new units?
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:02 PM   #28
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South Station tower still alive. Shirley "2024" Leung had details last week.

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... The governor flew down to Washington last week to meet with US Representative Stephen Lynch, whose district includes South Station, and next month Baker plans to go back, bringing along Mayor Marty Walsh, who supports the expansion.

Over the past couple of months, Baker has been exploring the feasibility of a bigger South Station, a project that has stalled because the state and the Postal Service have yet to reach an agreement on where to move a mail-sorting facility that stands in the way of development of the area.

The Patrick administration, with then transportation secretary Rich Davey, tried to broker a three-way land swap that would have had the post office move to another site in South Boston owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority. Talks broke off last fall. ...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...daI/story.html
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:11 PM   #29
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My understand was that the planned South Station Tower would be over the existing tracks, not the area currently occupied by the postal facility. Any other development over a future expanded South Station would be a different animal.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:44 PM   #30
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How about that big project in the south end by ink block that was 5XX new units?
345 Harrison. They did soil testing a few months ago. I expect to see action this fall.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:22 PM   #31
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A bit of a different question for this thread: I keep seeing concrete parts coming south on 93 in the morning. Many look almost like bridge segments - a thin deck with two thicker rails. This morning there appeared to be two sets of precast concrete stairs, plus the usual deck section. What's all this for?
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:56 AM   #32
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My understand was that the planned South Station Tower would be over the existing tracks, not the area currently occupied by the postal facility. Any other development over a future expanded South Station would be a different animal.
Really belongs in the SSX thread - here's the min/max alternatives for the USPS site:

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Red = Hines' air rights tower, unrelated to SSX
Purple = Transportation improvements (i.e. new concourse, headhouse, Dot Ave "gateway")
Orange = Conceptual public-private (or full-private) commercial/residential building.

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:22 AM   #33
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Re: What's Happening With Project X?

And why is South Station tower held up if it has nothing to do with the postal service moving?
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:36 AM   #34
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I thought that was lack of a major tenant...
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:36 AM   #35
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Thats what I was asking originally. We have the four seasons and millennium coming out of nowhere and already under construction but this tower has been approved years ago and still nothing. With the boom going on this thing should have already been under construction.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:10 PM   #36
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^^That makes sense. Ha, I bet Hines could land a tenant before USPS moves out anyway.
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:52 PM   #37
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Anyone been into East Boston lately and seen whether or not Coppersmith Village broke ground last year, as promised?

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:04 PM   #38
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Anyone been into East Boston lately and seen whether or not Coppersmith Village broke ground last year, as promised?

http://www.archboston.org/community/...3&postcount=56
Was by the site late last week and nothing major is happening. A couple of men were working in the south section of the old building loading scrap metal on to a pickup . I'm not sure they were part of a demolition crew or scavengers.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:51 PM   #39
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First off...this thread is a great idea. Didnt want to bump the actual TD Garden Towers thread, but I had a question. Im still unclear whether or not the existing renders are just massing projections or if they represent the actual buildings to be built. Love the tall Tower on the left (when viewed from the south) but it would be a real shame if that boring glass box on the right ia what welcomes drivers to Boston as they cross the Zakim. Someone please tell me that one at least is just a place holder!
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:07 PM   #40
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Any word on the James Hook tower?
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