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Old 02-02-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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Re: Tree House Residence Hall Tower @ MassArt | 578 Huntington Avenue | Fenway

I was browsing the DCAMM website for some projects we had done and stumbled across these for MassArt:

Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Center for Design+Media

Designer: Ennead Architects, LLP
Construction Manager: Walsh Brothers, Inc.
Project Type: CM at Risk
Est. Preliminary Project Cost: $44.6 million
Gross Square Feet: approx. 60,176
Est. Substantial Completion Date: June 2015 - Primary Scope, Conversion of Temporary Wood Shop Space to Studio Space
Estimated Substantial Completion Date: September 2015

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Old 02-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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I got curious about the uncovered facade back there so I went snooping around for vintage pics. Did you know the original buildings here made up a campus of Boston public schools? They all opened in 1907, and the one being uncovered used to be a shared gym and cafeteria while the other three contained separate schools: Girls' Latin on the north; High School of Commerce on the west; and the Normal School on the south. The building being gutted and renovated was a circa 1960 addition.



Now for the historic pics, all courtesy of the BPL on Flickr:





June 1920:





Late '30s, this comes from the City Archives:

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Yup, you could say I like this one



And there's finally some visual excitement over at the media center

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Wow, that's a gnarly looking structure!
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I thought they were doing something cool with the roof line but then I realized it was just the construction material.
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I thought they were doing something cool with the roof line but then I realized it was just the construction material.
Yup. ... just the roofing flapping down until they adhere it properly.

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I like it.
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I wish the glass faces reflected the structural geometry. The structure is quite intriguing but gets "reflected" away during the day. At night this has a chance of being pretty sexy.

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Ps. Pretty sure I am going to be able to buy an iPhone there too... I love that genius bar.
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I wish the glass faces reflected the structural geometry. The structure is quite intriguing but gets "reflected" away during the day. At night this has a chance of being pretty sexy.

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Ps. Pretty sure I am going to be able to buy an iPhone there too... I love that genius bar.
I walked by it a few evenings ago. It does indeed look great at night, even with construction lighting. Some architectural lighting here would look stunning.
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Hate to bother a moderator, but can the media center get its own thread? The dorm tower is a completely different and distinct animal.
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Hate to bother a moderator, but can the media center get its own thread? The dorm tower is a completely different and distinct animal.
I had the same thought.
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