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Old 11-01-2015, 09:02 PM   #41
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Nice. I like this one. Has anyone seen anything going on over there?
I work just down the street but walk by their frequently-ish and I haven't seen any real work yet as of about a week ago.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:53 PM   #42
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Nice. I like this one. Has anyone seen anything going on over there?
I walked by Saturday and there is action at this site. No site prep has begun yet.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:22 AM   #43
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They have seemingly been doing a lot of work on both the outside and inside of the garage over the past few months, which is undoubtedly in preparation for construction of this project.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:03 PM   #44
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Boston Properties is performing repairs on the garage. 30 years of New England weather have left their mark on the reinforced concrete.

I think the large gas main in Ames St is being relocated to make way for the building.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:47 PM   #45
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This one will be starting construction by March 1st. Partial demolition of the garage may start a bit sooner than that.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:34 PM   #46
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Early site work will be starting next week with the closure of the Ames St garage entrance.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:59 AM   #47
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All the tree along Ames St have been removed. Eversource is working on moving the transformer beside Mead Hall.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:32 AM   #48
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:25 PM   #49
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:15 PM   #50
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88 Ames has ceremonially broken ground!

https://twitter.com/VHBnow/status/721047031247024128



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Old 04-16-2016, 10:36 AM   #51
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I work nearby and I'm really looking forward to this one being completed. It is going to bring a lot of off-hours vitality to the area.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:48 AM   #52
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I work nearby and I'm really looking forward to this one being completed. It is going to bring a lot of off-hours vitality to the area.
Fattony -- are you sure? -- Gnurds at Google can shuttle back an forth between their beds in the Tower through the parking garage and into Google without coming into the sunlight
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:14 AM   #53
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Looking at the renders, this is how to make an average tower look good without gimmicks. Looks like precast and glass but done in a tasteful way. Its not always about the materials its about how you use them and how they work together. Cant wait to see this thing in the air.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:40 PM   #54
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Wait ... no comments on the dirt-in-a-box ceremony? Or have I been out of touch on how to break ground these days?

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Old 04-19-2016, 03:43 PM   #55
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dirt in a box pff what a bunch of assholes, more like dick in a box



does that work haha?
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:47 PM   #56
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I am not clicking on that ....

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Old 04-19-2016, 03:48 PM   #57
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Its the classic justin timberlake parody...link cant work for some reason anyways. It was on snl I believe. I don't really care about the dirt box Im just glad it looks like a quality development.
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Wait ... no comments on the dirt-in-a-box ceremony? Or have I been out of touch on how to break ground these days?

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I really hate this new trend. It's so silly and spits in the face of the construction industry.
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:55 PM   #59
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I believe this was done for the Pierce and the Hub on Causeway as well. I agree it is stupid.
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I believe this was done for the Pierce and the Hub on Causeway as well. I agree it is stupid.
City-- it might have to do with weather or lack of actual site to dig such as if asphalt or concrete has to be removed first -- so they do it indoors

Stop sounding like every one of the construction traditions is sacrosanct -- for example how do you hoist the last beam with an evergreen on it, if the building is all poured concrete
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