Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

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Framing going up on both sides now. This is going to dominate the Summer St view, at least until N and P fill in.

 

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Yeah there's going to be some real interesting framing starting here real soon - because of the span over the roadways below, and because iirc there is going to be a very large ballroom volume with a huge multi-floor truss bridge over it...
 

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Yeah there's going to be some real interesting framing starting here real soon - because of the span over the roadways below, and because iirc there is going to be a very large ballroom volume with a huge multi-floor truss bridge over it...
For a refresher...

This is shown as going right up against WTC ave. In the above pictures it shows that the ground ends before the bridge and theres a road, how are they going to get it right against the bridge? Theres literally an entire skyscraper being built on top of a road somehow... Anyways new renders:












 

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The steel beams beneath the ballroom are huge. Appears to be cantilevered over Track 61
Definitely cantilevered. Looks like the ballroom, the silver pop-out and the northern edge of the eastern tower are cantilevered over track 61.

https://flic.kr/p/2gW2mMx

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ohhhh ...that cantilever beam is so girthy. Swoon.

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Definitely cantilevered. Looks like the ballroom, the silver pop-out and the northern edge of the eastern tower are cantilevered over track 61.





https://flic.kr/p/2gW3dqX
https://flic.kr/p/2gW2nc5
https://flic.kr/p/2gW2nkg
https://flic.kr/p/2gW2jaD
https://flic.kr/p/2gW2o5s
https://flic.kr/p/2gW2nVp

https://flic.kr/p/2gW3cLq
Those are some of the BIGGEST Steel Beams recently seen in Boston especially those "Double Wides"

Use a wooden version made out of 2x12s in my most recent deck project
 

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Anyone know why half this building is steel frame and the other half is CIP concrete?
 

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Anyone know why half this building is steel frame and the other half is CIP concrete?
I was just about to pose the same question here, though I understand it's not really exactly half. Guesses would be appreciated. Either way, the construction details here are certainly more interesting than I would've originally imagined.
 

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Ill take a guess. The right tower is EXTREMELY thin, so its best to use a CIP structure for rigidity.

The other tower is a pretty standard box, so going with a traditional CIP core with a steel frame skeleton is the most standard and cost effective solution. Especially on a project so extremely massive and material intensive with so few actual floors.

They could have went all steel like most Seaport buildings, but the thin tower would have been a maze of bracing. This is a smart way to keep both towers simple, theyre using the advantages of both construction methods to keep the end product simple and effective.

 
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I will venture a guess that the concrete is specifically the wing that is just rooms and the steel portion has rooms and large span areas like lobbies and ballrooms and conference spaces and such?
 

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