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Old 06-09-2017, 06:54 AM   #161
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It looks like it is blocking some of the windows on the adjacent brick building. Aren't the tenants going to be a little pissed about that?
Both the existing building and the new building are Boston Properties'.

The best way to avoid obstructionism is to own everything.

That said, if BP has any decency as a landlord , this window-blocking was discussed / coordinated / negotiated around long in advance of the groundbreaking
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:06 AM   #162
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It is clear already that this will make a significant contribution to Ames St. It established a much better streetwall than before and creates some comforting enclosure.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:06 AM   #163
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The parapet and scuppers in the first photo make it look like this is the top of the podium.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:44 AM   #164
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The parapet and scuppers in the first photo make it look like this is the top of the podium.
Agreed. The slab depression suggests roof deck.

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Old 06-24-2017, 07:56 AM   #165
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Looks like the base is about done. You can see the tower floor being shaped on the webcam here: https://app.oxblue.com/open/BostonPr...s/BostonRegion

Pics are from last night.

IMG_7280 by David Z, on Flickr

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Old 06-26-2017, 10:37 PM   #166
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^^^ Nice pic's Dave. Thanks!







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Old 07-12-2017, 08:08 AM   #167
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:11 AM   #168
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Funny I spend so much time looking up at the building that I failed to look down.

While walking past today I noticed the columns for the front of the building are actually IN Ames st. I didn't realize they were reducing the width of the street by 1.5-ish lanes to accommodate the building....
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:59 PM   #169
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Funny I spend so much time looking up at the building that I failed to look down.

While walking past today I noticed the columns for the front of the building are actually IN Ames st. I didn't realize they were reducing the width of the street by 1.5-ish lanes to accommodate the building....
If you read through this thread from the beginning, I'm sure you'll find the details - as I recall the city traded or sold some of the public ROW. I don't recall what they got in exchange.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #170
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The developer committed to building a park on the triangular lot near the railroad and Kendall Cinema.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:15 PM   #171
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The developer committed to building a park on the triangular lot near the railroad and Kendall Cinema.
Interesting - since Google already agreed to pay for said park in order to take part of the roof garden for offices....
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:10 AM   #172
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Narrowing Ames is a good thing - it was absurdly wide for what it was.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:16 AM   #173
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Interesting - since Google already agreed to pay for said park in order to take part of the roof garden for offices....
Are we sure we're talking about the same park? IIRC, aren't there multiple stretches along the grand junction railroad that are/have been/will be rejuvenated into park space over the next couple of years?

Maybe google already chipped in for this one?
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3627...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:50 PM   #174
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Are we sure we're talking about the same park? IIRC, aren't there multiple stretches along the grand junction railroad that are/have been/will be rejuvenated into park space over the next couple of years?

Maybe google already chipped in for this one?
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3627...7i13312!8i6656
I stand somewhat. corrected - it was Boston Properties who agreed to help pay for Binney park back when they took part of the roof garden park. Article below says it was a $2M commitment at the time (Geez - was that 5 years ago??). So in order to take Ames - maybe they'll foot the rest of the bill for Binney park????

http://www.cambridgeday.com/2012/10/...lanning-stage/
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:25 PM   #176
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They have started installing cladding on the podium facing the alley.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:14 PM   #177
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They have started installing cladding on the podium facing the alley.
Whatever you do, don't take a picture of it

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Cladding is starting to show on the webcam. They also began forming the 11th floor today. Half of 10 is poured but the other half appears ready for it.

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From last week

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