Cambridge Crossing Parcel I | 151 N First Street | East Cambridge

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Lot I / 27 November - 2 December 2020

Workers are removing the bathtub support struts below grade (no vertical progress yet). There have been several late concrete pours.

Building on my previous image, the team built a kaka house, hiding 5 or 6 Johnnies from the upcoming winter weather. It is the plywood castle...

 

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Lot I / 27 November - 2 December 2020

Workers are removing the bathtub support struts below grade (no vertical progress yet). There have been several late concrete pours.

Building on my previous image, the team built a kaka house, hiding 5 or 6 Johnnies from the upcoming winter weather. It is the plywood castle...

If sheathed in concrete, that Kaka House would represent a shining example of Brutalist architecture.
 

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That is a very nicely put together set of documents. Very clear, very informative, very honest in regards to the architectural intentions. I wish all submissions had this much meat.

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Beautiful
 

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Will this be the tallest of the cambridge crossing buildings? The one topping off closest to charlestown has some good size, too.
 

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This one will dominate the view from the end of First St.

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This is a really good illustration of how projects like this can enbiggen the urban landscape. Before, this view showed what appeared to be the end of the city, but as these buildings rise, it now looks like the city just keeps going. It's much the same as how things looked across the channel from Fan Pier before the Seaport buildout started to reach maturity. It's amazing how a fairly small missing piece in the chain of developments can create blight, which goes away once a building rises.
 

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This is a really good illustration of how projects like this can enbiggen the urban landscape. Before, this view showed what appeared to be the end of the city, but as these buildings rise, it now looks like the city just keeps going. It's much the same as how things looked across the channel from Fan Pier before the Seaport buildout started to reach maturity. It's amazing how a fairly small missing piece in the chain of developments can create blight, which goes away once a building rises.
Great point, and I like the creative “enbiggen” word. I know, I know, Grammar Police will jump and say the proper word is “expand” or “increase”, but I like the imaginative and creative wordcraft.
 

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Agreed.

The perspective from the other side of the street will (likely) allow a partial views of Lots B & C, a spritz of V's split pieces, and some bits of R1+R2 combination lot to break up the scene, as well.

This is a really good illustration of how projects like this can enbiggen the urban landscape. Before, this view showed what appeared to be the end of the city, but as these buildings rise, it now looks like the city just keeps going. It's much the same as how things looked across the channel from Fan Pier before the Seaport buildout started to reach maturity. It's amazing how a fairly small missing piece in the chain of developments can create blight, which goes away once a building rises.
 

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Steel is at level 12, but has been stalled since Monday.

A semi delivered a new hook block today, so I suspect there was either an 1) equipment failure or 2) a need to transition to a beefier block. No new trolley was part of the delivery.
 

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