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Old 12-13-2017, 09:00 AM   #261
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Thanks for the renders! It really is a nauseating looking building.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:13 AM   #262
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Wait, so the tower in question is to the left of this rendering, not on the right where the MIT Museum will be? And if thatís correct, the building on the right will also be bronze in color? Iím confused!
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:17 AM   #263
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Wait, so the tower in question is to the left of this rendering, not on the right where the MIT Museum will be? And if thatís correct, the building on the right will also be bronze in color? Iím confused!
Correct; the 28-story residential tower is the one on the left. You can just see it in the upper-left of that render. The building on right is the one that will house the MIT Museum on the lower levels, and other MIT uses on the upper levels.

That image's view is facing the current location of the Red Line Inbound Head House, looking across Main St. (e.g., from the side of the street that the Marriott is on).

The last image I posted on the previous page of this thread shows a slightly different perspective on this view, illustrating the full tower on the left.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:39 AM   #264
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It's not easy to design midrises, imo. Still, would it be out of line to remark; "Architecturally MIT punches far below its weight, allowing the institution not to flex its might as we might expect, but instead to feel at home with the most egregious examples of the post urban-renewal era." ??
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:20 PM   #265
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Correct; the 28-story residential tower is the one on the left. You can just see it in the upper-left of that render. The building on right is the one that will house the MIT Museum on the lower levels, and other MIT uses on the upper levels.
The building on the right is a MITIMCo building that will be commercial office space on the levels above. I'm not sure there will be any MIT uses above the ground floor.

The 28 Storey residential tower is an MIT building and will be used for graduate housing to replace the to be demo'd Eastgate tower.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:45 PM   #266
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The building on the right is a MITIMCo building that will be commercial office space on the levels above. I'm not sure there will be any MIT uses above the ground floor.

The 28 Storey residential tower is an MIT building and will be used for graduate housing to replace the to be demo'd Eastgate tower.
Ah ok, so is it the one slated to replaced Eastgate after the demo that's academic space?
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:27 AM   #267
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There's a new crane up that I noticed last night. You can see it towards the right side of the 88 Ames Street webcam feed.

https://app.oxblue.com/open/BostonPr...s/BostonRegion
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:29 AM   #268
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Ah ok, so is it the one slated to replaced Eastgate after the demo that's academic space?
Lab/office similar to building 3 is my understanding.
Commercial property, not educational.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:02 PM   #269
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There's a new crane up that I noticed last night. You can see it towards the right side of the 88 Ames Street webcam feed.

https://app.oxblue.com/open/BostonPr...s/BostonRegion
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The new tower crane to support the construction of building 4 is being installed. The crane will begin to be used the next week.

Slurry wall excavation has been completed. The slurry wall equipment will continue to be demobilized from the site daily. Equipment may leave the site after regular business hours but no disruptions are expected.

Additional earth support will be installed and the slurry wall will begin to be chipped down around the entire site perimeter. This work can create noise and vibration in the area directly next to the work. The work areas will move frequently, so any disruptions should be limited to a day or two.
Click the link for a few more construction site details.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:14 PM   #270
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #271
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Did anyone else notice that the render for Building 1 on the coUrbanize site is different from previous renders?
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:36 AM   #272
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How about a domed gazebo instead of that space filling placeholder dodecahedron sculpture?
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:42 AM   #273
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Not every single element of a place need to be utilitarian. Public art is a good thing.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:58 AM   #274
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Did anyone else notice that the render for Building 1 on the coUrbanize site is different from previous renders?
I think we saw that (maybe on a different thread?)

Can't find the PNF for it at the moment, but I think it's actually not part of the SoMa development writ large - it's a separate project.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:42 AM   #275
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Did anyone else notice that the render for Building 1 on the coUrbanize site is different from previous renders?
That new render was posted a few months ago.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:20 PM   #276
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:30 PM   #277
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Steel going up on bld 4.









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Old 01-30-2018, 08:38 PM   #278
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Renovation of the old Red Cross Bldg.


This is the parking lot north of the Red Cross Bldg.


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Old 01-30-2018, 08:43 PM   #279
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Remodel across the street.



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Old 01-30-2018, 08:47 PM   #280
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