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I get that, but the mockups are usually on site because I think it's legally required?
Legally? No idea. But what is a good idea is for the architects and builders to know if its going to work before they start building the real thing.
 

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Maybe legal's involved with it too, but I always thought a big part of the reason samplers exist is so that stakeholders can see how the facade will look at that specific site. I know of a few projects where shadows and light angles on certain parts of the facade hid/covered desired details and the facade went back into design afterward.
It's a VMU (Visual Mock-Up) so that the BPDA can come out to see it and approve it. They will still have to do a PMU (Performance Mock-Up) to test it for wind, rain, etc. but this is usually done out of state at a testing facility. I believe the City implemented the VMU requirements after that hotel in Kenmore Square pulled a fast one with crap finishes.
 

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So just to set the progress straight... this broke ground in ~August 2019? And the construction is going at a good pace?
 

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Really transparent glass, should make the tower feel light and airy, I think itll look great.
 

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Very similar to the glass as at 121 Seaport it looks
 

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Taken today. I’ve previously posted photos of this set up located in the parking lot of Suffolk Downs in the Revere thread. I’m posting them here now because I’m pretty sure these are the samples for One Congress (if I’m overstepping, please move to the Revere thread). The sample on the left is new and still being constructed. They disassembled one that was previously in this spot. The one on the right was created with the original about six months ago. You can see in this new sample the curve (sail) of One Congress. HYM now owns Suffolk Downs so I’m not sure why they are putting them here, maybe lack of space on site.
Previous photos http://archboston.com/community/threads/revere-infill-and-small-developments.4883/post-356437

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Why do you think these are for State St HQ rather than the construction at Suffolk Downs?
 

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Why do you think these are for State St HQ rather than the construction at Suffolk Downs?
Navigator -- if you look at the render of the One Congress tower -- kinda looks like these windows would fit

Besides -- Since the end of Amazon II -- nothing much is happening from the development side at Suffolk
 

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So this thing quietly went vertical this week.
There are now three massive vertical steel assemblies poking over the top of the garage. I saw them go in the other day as they were hoisted up and over the external garage wall and into the garage structure.
 

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So this thing quietly went vertical this week.
There are now three massive vertical steel assemblies poking over the top of the garage. I saw them go in the other day as they were hoisted up and over the external garage wall and into the garage structure.
I dont exactly think this is going vertical yet. Id give it a few months atleast
 

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So this thing quietly went vertical this week.
There are now three massive vertical steel assemblies poking over the top of the garage. I saw them go in the other day as they were hoisted up and over the external garage wall and into the garage structure.
Semass -- I'm betting the stuff you saw hoisted into the garage is part of the process of tearing down part and reconfiguring the remaining part of the garage. Somewhere in the midst of all that there are foundations to plant for the the Tower to go vertical -- my guess is sometime in the Autumn
 

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Sure looks like steel is rising inside the garage.

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Sure looks like steel is rising inside the garage.

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Slurry rigs have been removed.

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Beeline looking at the columns inside the parking garage and the photo on the poster -- the columns inside the garage must be some of the columns seen between the curved glass exterior panels ?

Sounds like there is going to be some excavation going on in the foreground of your 1st, 7-10 pix
 

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The slurry plant is now disassembled.
I think this is moving faster than some of you may expect.
 

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