The Abbot Building | 1-30 Brattle St | Harvard Square | Cambridge

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"Shawmut Design and Construction has begun its work on The Abbot Buildings. Located in Harvard Sq., the rehabilitation includes the restoration of two existing buildings and the construction of a new infill building to create 60,000 s/f of updated mixed-use space."

"The new design will revitalize the current buildings, built in 1894 and 1909, to their original condition, while adding a third that is compatible in material, scale, and design, but features a modern and updated space. In addition to the core buildings, Shawmut will also restore the brick walkway on Brattle St. as well as construct the green roof deck, further creating a safe and enjoyable experience for tenants and pedestrians.

The Abbot Building, originally built in 1909 by real estate investor Edwin Abbot, was the first purely commercial Georgian Revival style building in Harvard Sq. The design was aimed to reflect the prestige of Harvard University and establish a new architectural character for the business district. To this day, it remains one of the most iconic buildings in the area and is protected under the Harvard Sq. Conservation District."

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FULL ARTICLE: https://nerej.com/shawmut-transforming-abbot-buildings-harvard-sq
 

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Saw Beeline's post - looks likes theres a full crew out there still working on this.
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As of this weekend, all construction in Cambridge (aside from small residential) stops until further notice.
 

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At least the park is behind the tower and not street facing. That's a win as far as the West End goes.
 

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The City of Cambridge will expand currently allowed construction activity in the City in four phases:

Phase 1, beginning May 25, will add site safety prep work for projects previously permitted by Inspectional Services (ISD) and Public Works (DPW). Forthcoming amendments to the City’s Temporary Emergency Construction Order issued on March 18 will modify the definition of essential construction to include work associated with COVID-19 restaurant modification needed to allow them to safely reopen;
Phase 2, beginning on June 1, will add horizontal construction, city building projects, 100% affordable housing developments, larger buildings (over 25,000 square feet) previously permitted by ISD or DPW;
Phase 3, tentatively beginning on June 15, will add all remaining existing construction previously permitted by ISD and DPW; and
Phase 4, tentatively beginning on June 29, will add new permits.Permits can be submitted and pre-reviews will occur at any time, but permits will not be formally accepted or issued until this date.
 

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