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Old 11-15-2018, 03:54 PM   #21
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Funny, the ground space retail is Urbanspace, 2 foodhalls in Midtown. The one by Grand Central is claustrophobic and downright scary at lunch time.

The ping pong shots, I swear came from Spin, a local ping pong bar. Lots of fun until some tennis hero needs to show off and ruin it for everyone.

The other common spaces look very WeWorky. Some day, we will regret the medium brown wood / exposed concrete / black painted metal look.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:48 PM   #22
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The inevitable shift towards a mundane rectilinear building.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:07 AM   #23
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From what I can tell, based on the renders, the Sand People will be quite pleased with the design.
Come on man, it's the Jawas not Sandpeople!
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:47 AM   #24
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Updated planning documents showing new massing:

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...2pdf.pdf?la=en

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...2pdf.pdf?la=en

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Old 12-06-2018, 03:45 PM   #25
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Project has been approved according to Bldup.

https://www.bldup.com/projects/325-main-street
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:00 PM   #26
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Oh man, for some reason I thought they were basically going to build on top of the existing building. This is going to be a construction nightmare. Not looking forward to this.
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:19 PM   #27
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Oh man, for some reason I thought they were basically going to build on top of the existing building. This is going to be a construction nightmare. Not looking forward to this.
Indeed, but Kendall already is/will be a total construction nightmare now and for the next 5+ years with the six MIT Kendall gateway projects on two sides of the Marriott (give or take), this one right next to it, and the entire Volpe development behind it.

...brace for impact
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:42 PM   #28
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Indeed, but Kendall already is/will be a total construction nightmare now and for the next 5+ years with the six MIT Kendall gateway projects on two sides of the Marriott (give or take), this one right next to it, and the entire Volpe development behind it.

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Old 01-28-2019, 09:48 PM   #29
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Full design submission:

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...0107.pdf?la=en HAS RENDERS

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...0107.pdf?la=en

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...0107.pdf?la=en HAS RENDERS

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...0107.pdf?la=en HAS RENDERS

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/...0107.pdf?la=en

I didn't post all the parts, since some of them are technical and boring. The building is going to have a big Google "G" on the roofline, looks like.

If a mod sees this - there was a request to change the thread title to avoid confusion with the projects over on Broadway. Given the way the building is named in these documents, I'd suggest "3 Cambridge Center (Google) | 125 Main Street | Kendall Square".
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:53 PM   #30
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Why is Cambridge following Boston’s seaport, everything is the same hieght and flat tops .If any city needed a signature tower with a distinctive crown Cambridge is it IMO

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Old 01-28-2019, 10:07 PM   #31
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Why is Cambridge following Boston’s seaport, everything is the same hieght and flat tops .If any city needed a signature tower with a distinctive crown Cambridge is it IMO
That's what I'm hoping Volpe holds in store. Where are we at with that? SOM is designing the new federal facility, anything else? Hoping to see that start to move soon, as would MIT, who sunk $750 million into the property...
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:35 AM   #32
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I don't like it at all. It doesn't complement the brick buildings next to it in material or geometry, it destroys the cool current lobby, it destroys the cool, old looking area where the current Google sign is, and I have no effing idea what is happening with the retail since those floorplans are just a bunch of squiggles (can someone decipher this?).
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:06 PM   #33
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we signed our 365,000 square foot release for three 325 Maine, which we hope to start construction during the second quarter of this year.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/423...nscript?page=7
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:38 AM   #34
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:49 PM   #35
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Google employs more than 1,500 in Cambridge on projects including Google Search, Android, Cloud, YouTube, Google Play, Research and Ads, Brian Cusack, Google’s Cambridge site lead, said in a statement.

There’s capacity to double Google’s existing workforce in the new office, a company representative said, though there’s no specific timeline for bringing on new workers.
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:09 PM   #36
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It's really weird the effect of removing the windows on the Marriot in this render... from hotel to sudden Long Lines building that really makes this project look like some seriously needed street activation.
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