After massive fires in Waltham, Mass. and Boston destroyed large residential complex employing wood-frame construction this summer, officials from both municipalities are questioning the safety of wood-frame construction for large apartment complexes and urging the state for stricter regulations on the size of such building.
Plans for Boston’s largest new hotel were announced for a site near the Boston Convention Center weeks before the convention center is seeking design proposals for development of its 30 acres of undeveloped land in the Seaport District.
In the face of unprecedented fiscal belt tightening, Massachusetts public colleges and universities have received a directive to repair buildings constructed four or more decades ago rather than investing in lucrative expansions.
Collaboration between CBT Architects and Skanska construction teams accelerated construction of an elliptical building built over a tunnel that distinguishes itself in Boston’s booming Seaport District.
The Boston City Council recently approved Mayor Marty Walsh’s home rule petition to ease a 20-year-old state law that restricts shadows from construction on the Boston Common and the Public Garden to allow for construction of the 775-ft Winthrop Square tower proposed by Millennium Partners.