Lovin the reclad except for the freakin time it's taking to finish!
Holy shit I didnt even realize it was THAT long. 2019… holy crap. I figured it was mid 2020 or something.OK, time to put this Neverending Story Of A Renovation into some context:
Burnham Building (Filene's) Renovation/Millennium Tower Development: 38 MONTHS
May 2013 (work resumed in Filene's pit)--July 2016 (residential move-in at MTower)
One PO Square Renovation: 37 MONTHS & COUNTING
March 2019 (scaffolding went up, as noted here upthread)-Today
THUS: unless something astonishing happens this summer that causes this project to rapidly accelerate, it will end up being significantly longer than the most celebrated/famous major Downtown tower project of the past decade. I mean, COVID and all, but still!
Useful context--but the fact is that the project PNF itself allots for a 30-month construction timeline: they projected it would run from June 2018-December 2020. (Table 4, P. 12 of the PNF on BPDA website).You guys still don’t seem to taking into account the fact that there were tenants in place throughout this project, that tenant plans for moving/staying change, and that the final section of the building was only recently made available for continuing the project when the last tenant vacated. It has nothing to do with the owner or contractor.
Notre Dame de Paris took 182 years to build (1163-1345). I'm sure much of the oak that was cut to create the original le foret, (the forest) that supported the roof weren't even seedlings when the work began. The replacement oak for le foret was cut last year, from tress that were at least 150 years old. One cut tree was over 250 years old, and growing before the French Revolution.
Nah it's definitely going. You can see they're finally stripping off the old cladding and building out the corners. In my first pic you can see that neat little view of 2 IP starting to partially disappear behind the new corner.Why is this taking so long? It's looked the same for awhile now...painful!