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Old 08-28-2017, 04:38 PM   #21
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That art always creeped me out so much as I walked by it.
Quest Diagnostics. I always wondered what they were doing in there. I remember walking by there one Thursday night at about 11 on sometime in the 90s while my way to ManRay and seeing people working away as if it was the most normal thing to do at that time of night. The art never creeped me out. The mystery did.
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:45 PM   #22
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Quest Diagnostics. I always wondered what they were doing in there. I remember walking by there one Thursday night at about 11 on sometime in the 90s while my way to ManRay and seeing people working away as if it was the most normal thing to do at that time of night. The art never creeped me out. The mystery did.
Oh they do a standard array of medical lab tests, blood work, drug tests. Some of their services have a 24-hr turn around (e.g., like drug testing for new employee hires). They do both the service side of things, as well as diagnostic development. But my guess is the people there in the middle of the night were simply a late shift working the quick-turn test results.

I just always thought the art was a bit creepy (e.g., the stone-like expressions on the fake stained glass peoples' faces). Plus I could never really understand what the collection of images was supposed to be about.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:02 PM   #23
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Demolition work has begun. Site fences going up and field office on site.





The major demolition effort is at the old Quest garage at 45 Bishop Allen Dr.



Once this work has been completed the heavy equipment will move over to the Mass + Main site proper.

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Old 09-27-2017, 11:00 AM   #24
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Small change to this - they've concluded that they can't save a (mostly lost already) historic building on the property, so they've proposed to build an identical one.

http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/F...0913.pdf?la=en

Seems like a good solution, and it's much better on the alley than the existing structure. Several new windows/pedestrian-oriented storefronts.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:57 PM   #25
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:00 PM   #26
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That last one is awesome. Looks like a wall mural.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:19 AM   #27
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Is the McDonald’s getting replaced by this one?
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:57 PM   #28
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Is the McDonald’s getting replaced by this one?
It's not included.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:31 PM   #29
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Going, Going, Almost GONE!









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Old 11-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #30
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Globe story about a 19 story 225' apt building in or several hundred feet from (depending who you ask) the urban core of an economic superpower.... stopped reading at 'changing neighborhood' blah, blah, blah....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...dlL/story.html
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:43 PM   #31
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Globe story about a 19 story 225' apt building in or several hundred feet from (depending who you ask) the urban core of an economic superpower.... stopped reading at 'changing neighborhood' blah, blah, blah....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...dlL/story.html
That article is not a negative one. I found it to be pretty unbiased.

It is a changing neighborhood, with or without this tower. It used to be seedy, like downtown crossing, but now luxury housing is moving in.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:13 AM   #32
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That article is not a negative one. I found it to be pretty unbiased.

It is a changing neighborhood, with or without this tower. It used to be seedy, like downtown crossing, but now luxury housing is moving in.
Yeah, Tim Logan didn't write that headline.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:13 AM   #33
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That article is not a negative one. I found it to be pretty unbiased.

It is a changing neighborhood, with or without this tower. It used to be seedy, like downtown crossing, but now luxury housing is moving in.
The headline is very "Globe" NIMBY scare tactic though. "Central Square tower looms...."
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:59 AM   #34
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The brick building is now gone as well - the demolition is almost complete!
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A few from yesterday.





Note sheet pilings are arriving , so we can expect a lot of pile driving going on next week(s).
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Mod I think we can indicate this project is under construction.





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Old 01-28-2018, 10:29 PM   #38
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All the renders from the link, some new some old but in hq rips.


























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Out of the 6 FAA points, the high point is 219' and all 6 are at least 210'.

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...7162630&row=40
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