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Old 09-06-2006, 03:45 AM   #1
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McCormack Post Office Building: status, renovations???

So what is going on with the McCormack Post Office Building in P.O. Square. They were supposed to renovate the building however nothing has happened in a long time.

What a waste of a building, great location overlooking P.O. Square.

Articles on renovations:
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/st...6/daily40.html
http://rdkengineers.com/index.cfm/portfolio/Civic
http://envirovaluation.org/index.php...&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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Suffolk Construction shows McCormack plan
By Scott Van Voorhis
Boston Herald Business Reporter
Friday, October 6, 2006 - Updated: 07:19 AM EST


Boston?s historic Post Office Square courthouse faced an uncertain future, with a late-1990s proposal to build a skyrise atop the 1930s landmark.

But yesterday federal officials took a major step toward restoring the Art Deco former federal courthouse, awarding a $136 million contract to Suffolk Construction.

The deal to renovate the John W. McCormack building is yet another coup for Suffolk, a powerhouse in the city?s competitive construction market, with a growing reputation for restoring historic landmarks. Suffolk takes on the job with significant experience, having overseen the sensitive renovation of the State House.

In its newest project, Suffolk will create new and modern offices in much of the building, which served as the area?s federal courthouse until it was replaced by a new complex on South Boston?s waterfront.

But the building?s historic areas, including its courtrooms, will be restored to their former glory.

?This is a landmark project for the city of Boston,? said Suffolk chief John Fish.

Several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, will move their Boston offices into the building when the renovation is completed in 2009, officials said.




This rendering shows the planned renovations, which will restore historic areas and create new offices.

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Old 10-10-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, will move their Boston offices into the building when the renovation is completed in 2009, officials said.


This is interesting... Isn't the EPA currently the major tenant in the office space over the Congress St Garage? That building is for sale, and if the EPA is not going to renew their lease, that may provide the opportunity to raze that structure and put up something way better.
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:40 AM   #4
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[size=18][b]with a late-1990s proposal to build a skyrise atop the 1930s landmark.
Scotty V, isn't the 1930s landmark already a skyrise???
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:25 PM   #5
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"But the building?s historic areas, including its courtrooms, will be restored to their former glory. "

Why would they renovate the historic courtrooms, unless the EPA holds hearings.
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:36 PM   #6
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The 3rd floor courtrooms are still used for Federal cases. I had jury duty there two years ago on a kidnapping and rape case.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:50 AM   #7
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I've heard that they may move the Bankruptcy Court there as well. It is probably more suited for that location than where it is today, in the O'Neill building.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:05 PM   #8
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Does the rendering show a proposed extension off the back of the building? It looks a little taller.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #9
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Extension? Doesn't it fully cover its lot?
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #10
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Re: McCormack Post Office Building: status, renovations???

Inside the newly-renovated McCormack Post Office building (and, yes, they did more the Bankruptcy Court there).

http://www.bankerandtradesman.com/ga...e/?Type=search
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:19 PM   #11
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Great too see they restored many features of the building.
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