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bdurden

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I think the one thing most of can agree on is that it looked better with the extra setback in the prior version. More graceful, less jarring of a transition.

Capture by David Z, on Flickr
I would have taken this setback another step with a better defined tower base that eases the transition from the original South Station to the tower.
 

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From the project page:

Suffolk Construction, the contractor for the South Station Air Rights Project, will continue daytime and overnight construction at South Station. Daytime construction to create replacement Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street access ramps, as well as the closing of the outdoor ramp connecting Platform A to the bus terminal are necessary to establish the project construction zones. Overnight signal conduit work will also be performed on Tracks 3 & 4. (Tracks 1 & 2 were completed last week).

UPCOMING ACTIVITY IN ATLANTIC AVENUE AREA
  • Construction of a new ramp on Atlantic Avenue, which will replace the existing ramp, is scheduled to be completed next week. Once this replacement ramp is in place, the existing Atlantic Avenue switchback ramp will be closed to expand the construction zone. Access to and from South Station from Atlantic Avenue will be maintained by the new, replacement ramp.
  • Suffolk Construction has closed the outdoor switchback ramp that provides access to and from Platform A (adjacent to Track 1), near the South Station Bus Terminal. Closing the outdoor ramp is necessary for the contractor to finish establishing the Atlantic Avenue construction zone. Access will be maintained to and from Platform A through an existing ramp in the South Station Bus Terminal.
  • During the next few weeks, passersby may notice demolition work near the entrance to South Station on Atlantic Avenue, including the demolition of the now-closed bike cage. Pedestrian travel will be maintained at all times and clearly delineated.
UPCOMING ACTIVITY IN SUMMER STREET AREA
Construction to establish a new ramp from Summer Street to South Station will begin next week. Pedestrian access to the doors entering and exiting the South Station headhouse toward the plaza area will be maintained at all times during this construction.

UPCOMING ACTIVITY NEAR TRACK 13/POST OFFICE
  • Overnight work near Platform H, adjacent to Track 13, has been completed to establish a construction zone in that area.
  • In the next few weeks, riders may notice the demolition of the canopy adjacent to Track 13, within the construction zone. Actual demolition work will be completed at night during Track 13 track outages.
UPCOMING ACTIVITY ON PLATFORMS
A new Keolis dispatch trailer structure will be installed this week, adjacent to Track 10 beside the loading dock. Once the new trailer is in place, the existing trailer, currently located at the end of Tracks 1 & 2, will be removed.
 

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I wonder if the Tower will go up in this phase, ot just the low-rise part for the next few years?
 

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Looking at the link text and images it seems as if the construction schedule established in January is mostly being followed
They can probably make-up some of the work which was delayed by doing some day work since the human and vehicular traffic is reduced considerably
 

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The Developer will design and construct a new Silver Line drop-off along the west side of
Atlantic Avenue at One Financial Center as a relocation of the current drop-off area along
Essex Street. The Developer's commitment to the design and construction of the relocated
drop-off area shall not exceed $250,000. In the event that the Developer determines that the
design and construction of the relocated drop-off area will exceed $250,000, or if this
improvement is not approved by relevant agencies, the Developer will so notify BTD and BTD ·.
may request that the Developer complete an alternative mitigation measure(s) of equivalent
cost.
The SL is northbound on that block, and does not have left-side doors. Are they going to build a boarding island?
 

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I'm still getting my head wrapped around the fact that this fantastic project is moving forward.
Yeah can't wait for another amorphous hunk of glass....
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I kid a bit. It has adequate proportions. At least something is going up at all...
I'm surprised how demand for office space hasn't gone in full reverse by now.
 

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