- Dec 1, 2015
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Has any part of the Flower Exchange project gone u/c?
OK, i'll play along: the thread was already bumped.If only we had a "What's Going on With Project X?" thread. Oh right, we do! I know you also know that snd know where it is too because you frequently post in it asking for updates on projects.
They have started internal demo and getting ready for heavy action soon. Looks like Suffolk is the General Contractor.I saw movement on this yesterday! Looks like they have started demo on the backside that I could see from Frontage road. Some heavy equipment was on site and part of the facade missing
According to the Exchange South End webpage graphics, the answer is no: it does not include Jacobson Floral Supply.Does this project encompass Jacobson floral supply as well, or just flower exchange?? If its just flower exchange that means the Jacobson parcel will be another huge parcel available for redev, not quite this big but still significant.
Suffolk -- hate to keep repeating this -- BUT: Labs tenants like big floor plates -- of the scale of what you see or biggerThat big building is a beast, its tall but its also real girthy. This is pretty surprising the south end went along with a building this size. They better build the connection with frontage road to mitigate some traffic
SGA Unveils the Vertical Cluster: The Life Science Facility for Today’s Dense, Urban Environments
Boston Real Estate Times
November 20, 2019
BOSTON — SGA, a Boston and New York-based architecture, interior design, branded environments, planning and virtual design and construction firm, today unveiled a first-of-its-kind life sciences facilities design fitted for today’s tight urban spaces. Known as the Vertical Cluster, this innovative design is ideal for densely populated cities like New York.
Designed by SGA, the Vertical Cluster is a proposed 24-story, 750,000-square-foot tower containing wet and dry labs integrated into a Class-A vertical research tower that will serve as a next-generation building type for life-sciences developments in dense urban settings, such as New York and other cities where land values are prohibitive to low rise development.
Finally, the Vertical Cluster will make sustainability easier than ever. The tower integrates responsible solutions like water purification systems, air filtration, reusable waste systems, emergency generators, heat recovery units, renewable energy and green building materials. Not only does this initiative make the building more sustainable, but it makes the building environment much healthier. The building will also feature a double glass wall façade between the exterior and interior glass wall, that will allow for cooling when open and a warm-air buffer when closed. Advanced delivery methods (including Virtual Design and Construction) were used to assure delivery and reduce costs for this initiative.
“We are thankful for the incredible work being done to advance the health of humanity and the planet. We are all beneficiaries of this amazing work. We at SGA feel that the environment where this work is being done should not unfold in the dark, uninspired lab buildings of the past. It should be built as monumental structures within prime locations with all the grandeur and respect that their work deserves in our society,” concludes Walker Shanklin, AIA, Project Architect, SGA.
This will of course be a false signal, as that will have been true for miles and miles by then.I don't think that I have ever said this about a building before, but this is going to look great from the highway. But really, heading north on the expressway, this will be quite a signal to those coming here that they have indeed entered Boston Proper.