HUGE EXPANSION of information on the project!!
There are now several linked websites
Official website of the MBTA -- schedules, maps, and fare information for Greater Boston's public transportation system, including subway, commuter rail, bus routes, and boat lines.www.mbta.com
Lot's more material to be digested and ruminated over -- and over -- over the next approximately 5 years
- Renderings of the Tower & Bus Station
- Videos of walk-throughs from different perspectives
- Construction schedules, diagrams and an animated construction video
One take-away -- the foundation work looks to be quite intensive but limited to just a few places
2nd take-away -- Tower itself doesn't start to rise until mid 2022
3rd Takeaway -- whole thing should be done mid 2024
Imagine, for a moment, the difficulties of razing New York's Penn Station, erecting 2 Penn Plaza and Madison Square Garden, and still maintaining "normal" passenger rail service. If that could be done in the 1960s, the South Station project shouldn't represent the end of the world today.To be fair; this is going to be complete insanity. Tens of thousands of angry people are going to want State officials' heads.
HelloBoston -- Perfect --- we can use your platform-centric ref-photo to compare actual progress to the station drawings and the construction animation which I quoted above from the project websites
Hopeful that there will be a web cam or two. I'm stoked to watch this one as construction progresses.HelloBoston -- Perfect --- we can use your platform-centric ref-photo to compare actual progress to the station drawings and the construction animation which I quoted above from the project websites
14 years in, this thread will finally have construction photos... and this wasn't even the first thread.Just to start what will be a long multi-year thread of construction photos, here's the platform area today as a reference point for future
The video really helps me to "see" how the whole project will work, and I completely agree -- it will not be so disruptive as I had expected.This news is a very pleasant surprise. Everything I had heard about the relocated cab stand and the Atlantic Ave. staging area made me think they were closing the direct access from Atlantic to the platforms. Between that path remaining open and the new path to Fort Point, this really seems like it can work for people in the day-to-day.
In the Construction Sequence video, at around 0:55, it labels the "Tower Super Columns / Transfer Truss" attached to the tower foundations.Does anyone know if the 8 massive columns will support some type of deck or truss--
or if the Arches are also part of the superstructure,
(contributing to/ supporting some type of deck or truss)??
Yeah, seeing this all over Facebook, too, along with transit oriented specialty sites (eg Railroad.net). The information is readily available, but nobody is reading it, skipping straight to panic mode instead.People all over Twitter are freaking out about whether this will disrupt the trains. Someone doing the project and/or the MBTA needs to publicly announce that there won't be many if/and only minor changes to the flow of the station and trains.