General Electric HQ (Necco Buildings Reno) | 5 Necco Street | Fort Point

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so much for the "with a sign that can be seen from the moon!" (or whatever the quote was a few years ago)
Chrisbrat -- that would be visible from Mars -- of course it was 2 CEOs ago --- and it was to be on the "New Part" of the Innovation Point Complex

Great to see that Innovation Point is alive and well --- as between
  1. what is in-front [Red Hat / IBM]
  2. and what will be in back -- both:
    1. on the site of the former "New GE HQ Bldg" -- 15 Necco St. --- by Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development
    2. and further back -- 244-284 A Street -- former parking lot to become a major R&D and mixed complex --- by Related-Beal
    3. and possibly even further back -- pending P&G / Gillette's plans for "World Shaving HQ" [which is visible from the Moon*1] 🤪

There will be a lot of Innovating happening at that point on the Fort Point Chanel

What could end up as the supreme irony of the whole GE Innovation Point saga --- if the new Alexandria Building -- soon to rise on the site of the former "Solar Veil Tower" -- became the HQ for the new --- Harvard, MIT, GE, Fujifilm, etc -- Biomedical Innovation And Manufacturing Center

from https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/11/25/harvard-mit-ge-fujifilm-and-hospitals-partner-to-launch-new-biomedical-innovation-and-manufacturing-center

WGBH NEWS

Harvard, MIT, GE, FujiFilm And Hospitals Partner To Launch New Biomedical Innovation And Manufacturing Center

Harvard and MIT are teaming up with G.E., Fujifilm, and five of the region's research hospitals to build a new $50 million center for developing new genetic and cell therapies.

The institutions will work together at the new center to make breakthroughs in immunotherapy, cell therapies, gene editing, and other technologies, and will manufacture new experimental therapies on site for use in clinical trials.....

The new center, which doesn't have a name yet, will be located in the Greater Boston area, and officials say they hope it will be operating by the end of 2021. Leaders from Harvard, MIT, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. will serve on the center's board of directors.

The participating hospitals are Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.

The healthcare technology company MilliporeSigma is also part of the collaboration.
from: http://starthub.org/news/harvard-mit-and-ge-will-collaborate-new-biotech-center
Harvard, MIT and GE Will Collaborate on a New Biotech Center
November 27, 2019

A powerful consortium of some of the world’s most recognized names in higher education, health care, real estate and life sciences is collaborating to create a center for advanced biological innovation and manufacturing.

The $50 million first-of-its-kind center, which will be set up as an independent nonprofit, will explore regenerative therapies in a cross-sector environment that aims to shorten the gap between research, biomanufacturing and clinical application....

The facility does not yet have a home. Leaders from the consortium are exploring existing locations in Cambridge, Boston and Watertown to locate the center, which they expect to span between 30,000 and 40,000 square feet.

“Never before have we had so many breakthroughs available in the clinic. However, it can take up to 30 days, ‘needle to needle,’ to deliver a CAR-T therapy to a patient, and that does not take into account any of the bottlenecks in the supply chain that could occur along the way,” said Udit Batra, CEO of MilliporeSigma, in a statement. “It is our collective responsibility to eliminate any barriers to making these life-saving medicines accessible to patients everywhere.”





*1 -- or at least from the Acela approaching from Back Bay Station
 
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Beeline -- great pix -- for a great project nearing its final touches -- they [architect & builder + GE planning team] did a nice job resurrecting these old candy company buildings and making a nice HQ for one of the world's great companies. This true even if both the GE Company and GE HQ is only a small piece of what was once promised by Jeff Immelt]
 

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