- Jan 28, 2013
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Grass and plazas are not necessary for this type of security. Draper has as high of security as it gets and while their buildings aren't exactly paragons of urban design, they aren't actively hostile either. Their worst sin is the size of their parking garage. I think they probably have the most parking per employee of any employer in Cambridge.I think Kendall/East Cambridge if they move in. That's where most of the industrial tech is.
Also of note: Raytheon's security needs are not insignificant, which might keep them away from a truly urban site or turn an urban site into something like the new Volpe with grass and plazas on all sides.
I don't think RTN would come to the city because of commuting. I suspect 95% of the RTN HQ employees live in the burbs already and the CT crowd won't likely be looking to relocate into the dense city either.
I'm not sure I would describe Cambridge Crossing as a place with good highway access. Or good transit access for that matter. Assembly is better for both and I don't think CC nor Assembly is close enough to Kendall to matter.A Raytheon+UTC headquarters would be a perfect fit for Cambridge Crossing, wouldn't surprise me at all if they end up there. Slightly lower rents, proximity to Kendall, transit/highway access, ability to build to suit.