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I'm fairly certain the garage is staying in tact between Congress Street and Bowker Street, and the portion over Congress and the bus stop at Haymarket is coming down. The final phases of this project will "encase" most of the remaining garage in apartments/condos/offices. With time it will be rather difficult to figure out a large parking garage exists here.
Everything in that picture that still has the office block above it is coming down completely. What remains will be encased in buildings.
 

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IMG_1542 by Bos Beeline, on Flickr
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This last photo from Beeline shows new steel rising above the garage, comparing this shot to May photos that only show the vertical steel columns. A floor plate looks to be in-process on the south side of those steel columns, and looking at the published docs on this tower, that seems to make sense given that the building's footprint does occupy this volume of the garage.

Interesting/ odd sequencing as the core is entering floor 3, while steel on the south side would be somewhere in the neighborhood of floor 10/11.
 

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...What remains will be encased in buildings...
Correct: and the portion of the top floor of the old garage not dedicated to part of One Congress' superstructure will be an outdoor courtyard serving the tower (not shared by The Sudbury, although a small portion on the West Parcel (nearest the police HQ)) will contain a utility/storage headhouse and a sweet dog run!

To wit:

^Two level structure visible from street // ^Metal grating reveals (gross) footprint of the courtyard

* Shot from floor nine: amenity deck
 

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^^ How much longer before a developer announces the '1 Friend Flatiron'? Would actually be a sick address/spot for a Facebook east-coast HQ.
(Side question/bet: will it be Millennium, HYM, Samuels, Boston Properties, or 'other'?)
 

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^^ How much longer before a developer announces the '1 Friend Flatiron'? Would actually be a sick address/spot for a Facebook east-coast HQ.
(Side question/bet: will it be Millennium, HYM, Samuels, Boston Properties, or 'other'?)
Not to get too carried away, but I think with a core, you can really only do residential there, unless maybe you get some kind of engineering solution a la Leadenhall Building in London where the structural, utility, and conveyance "core" was built on the wide end of the triangle.
 

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Not to get too carried away, but I think with a core, you can really only do residential there, unless maybe you get some kind of engineering solution a la Leadenhall Building in London where the structural, utility, and conveyance "core" was built on the wide end of the triangle.
Yes, while observing the parking/Cuppa Coffee site from on high, I realized just how much space even the shipping and receiving section of a moderate height building would demand.

The Steinway Tower proved that you *can* build tall, and thin, on a micro lot (granted, with some cantilevering in play), but the area's density likely wouldn't support it. And I think this lot is a bit smaller.
 

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^^ How much longer before a developer announces the '1 Friend Flatiron'? Would actually be a sick address/spot for a Facebook east-coast HQ.
(Side question/bet: will it be Millennium, HYM, Samuels, Boston Properties, or 'other'?)
I agree. That triangular lots does kind of stand out like a flashing neon sign in those pics, doesn't it? (Particularly to block that stupid blank fukking walled building behind it from being viewed by humanity - what an incredible aesthetic upgrade that would be).
 

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The problem is its a severely height restricted lot due to bulfinch triangle, but I get the feeling once the garage office tower is completed directly across the street they may be able to get an exception.
 

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Are there two threads for this? Or am I confusing two buildings/ same site/project?
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Yep aside from the office and res tower with their own threads theres the soon to be garage demo, the garage re-facade, garage ground floor retail, a 2nd res tower with no thread yet, plus the boutique office space across the street in the old overhang footprint, new bus stop, new courtyard, new retail... etc. All of these things fall into the main thread right now.
 

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Yep aside from the office and res tower with their own threads theres the soon to be garage demo, the garage re-facade, garage ground floor retail, a 2nd res tower with no thread yet, plus the boutique office space across the street in the old overhang footprint, new bus stop, new courtyard, new retail... etc. All of these things fall into the main thread right now.
It seems odd to a casual observer (me) that the core is going up before the garage is razed.
 

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The garage next to the building isn't being raised that is why they started the core already. The only part of the garage being fully demolished is the section above Congress St. and the on the far side of Congress St. from the State Street Building and Sudbury. The part of the garage surrounded by the Sudbury and the State Street building is going to be re-clad but is not being demolished.
 

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It seems odd to a casual observer (me) that the core is going up before the garage is razed.
Check out my previous post (483): image and discussion about what will be between the two tallest towers.
 

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