- Jan 7, 2012
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I mean... they do experiments here. There might well be a portal into some alternate dimension where they pull over tech, policies, and practices to implement in this universe for their clients...The progress of this development makes me think it's increasingly unlikely that there's a Stranger Things-style portal underneath the Volpe building. Disappointing.
Holy cow this rendering of the east face makes this building look great. Having recently been up close and personal with the building to wait for a friend who works here, there's no doubt that the new building will comparatively have a better relationship with the street, even though it'll still be set back a considerable distance from the street. The 4-storey atrium and open lobby will make it feel more inviting and less hostile. The blank face on Binney isn't doing anything to help activate the street.
14 Acres -- it is massive -- that's why MIT paid about $750 M for the land and on top of that MIT has to build the replacement for the Volpe CenterThese photos would give the outsider the impression that Kendall Square has a lot of land that is still undeveloped.
This parcel is really massive.
I'm guessing your definition of Kendall Sq is different than that of most people -- old vacant lots are parking lots or construction projects just getting started [such as the former Metropolitan Pipe & Supply site]Walked through Kendall Square the other day... there is truly a lot of vacant land and a ton of underutilized space. The traintracks (Junction) are not even used for regular scheduled service, lots of factories, and tons of vacant parcels sitting there. Glad MIT is developing a good handful of these sites.