MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

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That parking lot between the Kendall Hotel and MIT's E17 loading docks is looking more and more out of place...
Well there's a new building planned for there...

(though we've seen zero movement thus far toward that).

Side note: I hope the era of universities' positioning their facilities trucks' parking lots smack in the center of a main drag is over.
 

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What building is planned for the lot?
It's going to be primarily "retail" according to Kendall Square Initiative documents but I just searched online for 15 minutes and couldn't find any plans. The only thing I found is this part of a figure from a PDF I stored on my computer from a 2016 planning doc:

 

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Looks really promising already. I think this is gonna look great materials wise. Massing is meh but typical
 

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Full row of glass is up now - looks pretty good in person. Mirror sharp.

The edges of those small fins extending of the window are sort of a rust/orange color in the renderings, but look a little more mauve/purple in person. Maybe it's the light?



 

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The Gradient effect already looks really cool. This is going to be another great addition to Kendall.
 

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Really liking this building! Maybe if the building across the way, Building 4 had lighter glass, it would have offset the much darker skin. I know, I know, the gradient, it's lightening up, but it's still a very dark building. This building, the Boeing building, Bldg 5, is such a welcome contrast.
 

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Looking good!!! This building is gonna be a great addition to the neighborhood!
 

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It's nice enough but its nearly cubic volume does nothing for me.
 

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