Cambria Hotel | 515 Somerville Ave | Union Sq | Somerville

maxdatabook

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Sorry, didn't mean to offend. You're right. I'd rather stay near Union, for all its quirks, than Porter.
 

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That's an interesting construction method. Haven't really seen gypsum board tacked on as the walls went on, similar to traditional stick framing and ZIP/plywood. Wonder what their reasoning is..
 

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Not sure if anyone has already asked this, but does anyone know what the ruins on this site used to be?
 

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Not sure if anyone has already asked this, but does anyone know what the ruins on this site used to be?
it had been vacant for a while, but i believe bay state smelting was there before it was just a weedy/grassy lot.
 

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That's an interesting construction method. Haven't really seen gypsum board tacked on as the walls went on, similar to traditional stick framing and ZIP/plywood. Wonder what their reasoning is..
Stefal -0- I agree it seems unusual
I'm guessing the motivation is that the Gypsum Board is a lot cheaper than Zip System sheathing which in turn is cheaper than Plywood
I guess it is also possible that the Fire-rating is better for a wood frame construction with Gypsum Board on the outside and inside of the studs -- although in this project the framing looks to be metal studs
 

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