150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Justin7

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Starting a thread for this. Can a mod move over the related posts from http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?p=316307 ?

Developer: Hudson Group

Letter of Intent

New Hotel | 20 stories | 215 ft | 250 Rooms | 0 Parking

"Dramatic double height ground floor with publicly accessible food and beverage."

Don't know if this counts as "infill" but I didn't know what other thread to put this on, but there's a letter of intent for a new 20 story hotel at 150 Kneeland Street:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/ca484cd4-66d5-4de8-98c0-422267dcd12b



Found this news at universal hub:

http://www.universalhub.com/2018/developer-wants-make-splash-20-story-hotel
 

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This building will be really visible from the south, at least until the MassDOT property manages to get sold.
 

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Hahaha the Blue!!!

Thank you for that. It changed to "News" many years ago... and became all pseudo-upscale in all the worst ways. The Blue was quite the place back in the day.
 

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Can't be- the developer hasn't gotten approval from the city (and has only filed an LOI)
 

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Shouldn't this be the Leather District instead of Chinatown?
 
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I cannot figure out how the restroom facilities in these insanely tiny rooms will work. The rooms are like 7' wide. It's prob gonna have to be like those hotels in Japan where the toilet is next to the bed.
 

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Wow.. those rooms look tiny and claustrophobic.
 

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Gonna guess it's not going to be too different of a layout from the citizen m going in at North Station.

(Do we know what the branding might be?)
 

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^ thank you for that reference. The room dimensions look the same.

And honestly, that's all I need when I travel. I just sleep, use the restroom and take a shower in the room when I travel. All other times i'm out and about.
 

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They've shoved 21 floors into 231' w/ 10' floor to floor. Here's a good read about how floor to floor heights as low as 9' 3/8" have been done recently in Boston (Seaport) with ~nil compromise to ceiling heights.

https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/modern-steel/archives/2000/09/2000v09_lowfloor.pdf

Seaport Hotel

Completed in 1998, the Seaport
Hotel is an 18-story, 500,000 sq. ft
building housing 427 guest rooms,
six levels of meeting rooms, ballrooms,
restaurants on the lower six
levels and a three level underground
parking structure.

Due to the Seaport’s close proximity
to Boston’s Logan Airport, the
FAA imposed height restrictions on
the building. These restrictions challenged
both the developer and the
design team to maximize the number
of floors and to achieve the least possible
floor-to-floor height.

The design team achieved a floorto-floor
height of 9’-3/8” with an
8’-6” ceiling height on the upper
guest room levels. The floor bay
dimensions are 25’×24’, with 14”
deep beams and girders. The two
rows of central columns are 11’ apart
and were positioned on either side of
the central corridor to allow for
sprinkler pipe in the ceiling space.

Typical floor construction consists of
5½” composite slab on metal deck
with the composite slab spanning the
full width of a room between floor
beams centered on the guest room
partition walls. The ceiling within the
guestrooms is supported against the
underside of the deck to achieve an
8’-6” floor-to-ceiling height.

The mechanical system consists of
a vertical four pipe system that feeds
each guest room separately.

Horizontal ductwork penetrates the
beams of the penthouse level framing
and travels down through the slab
openings and into the guest rooms.
With the exception of non-reinforced
3” diameter beam penetrations
required through the girders to
access the ceiling of the corridor, no
other beam penetrations are required
in the guest rooms.

contd
 

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They've shoved 21 floors into 231' w/ 10' floor to floor. Here's a good read about how floor to floor heights as low as 9' 3/8" have been done recently in Boston (Seaport) with ~nil compromise to ceiling heights.

https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/modern-steel/archives/2000/09/2000v09_lowfloor.pdf

Seaport Hotel

Completed in 1998, the Seaport
Hotel is an 18-story, 500,000 sq. ft
building housing 427 guest rooms,
six levels of meeting rooms, ballrooms,
restaurants on the lower six
levels and a three level underground
parking structure.

Due to the Seaport’s close proximity
to Boston’s Logan Airport, the
FAA imposed height restrictions on
the building. These restrictions challenged
both the developer and the
design team to maximize the number
of floors and to achieve the least possible
floor-to-floor height.

The design team achieved a floorto-floor
height of 9’-3/8” with an
8’-6” ceiling height on the upper
guest room levels. The floor bay
dimensions are 25’×24’, with 14”
deep beams and girders. The two
rows of central columns are 11’ apart
and were positioned on either side of
the central corridor to allow for
sprinkler pipe in the ceiling space.

Typical floor construction consists of
5½” composite slab on metal deck
with the composite slab spanning the
full width of a room between floor
beams centered on the guest room
partition walls. The ceiling within the
guestrooms is supported against the
underside of the deck to achieve an
8’-6” floor-to-ceiling height.

The mechanical system consists of
a vertical four pipe system that feeds
each guest room separately.

Horizontal ductwork penetrates the
beams of the penthouse level framing
and travels down through the slab
openings and into the guest rooms.
With the exception of non-reinforced
3” diameter beam penetrations
required through the girders to
access the ceiling of the corridor, no
other beam penetrations are required
in the guest rooms.

contd
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