Refresh my memory: was Spaulding built on a ground lease? (hard to believe anybody'd have sold it fee simple)
If NO, what are MassDOT's plans for eminent domain?
If YES, how many years before the land reverts to the B&M (and who is the B&M's successor as owner of the underlying land?)
Spaulding pre-dates New Garden by a couple years. As for land-taking, that's complicated because Jerry Jacobs has his finger in the proceedings too. The T is successor to all B&M properties per the 1976 bankruptcy asset sale, so I don't think Pan Am inherited anything at NS-proper as that would've been divested (save for any term-of-contract expirations they wouldn't be touching in any way) well before they acquired B&M.
All I've been able to glean is that the Spaulding landlords are only renting to transient tenants because they expect to be razed in the next decade. Hence MGH just stuffing it full of non-patient admin overflow at pennies-on-dollar shortie lease.