Construction Update 9/26/2022

Dear Neighbors,

Please note the Binney Street Extension will remain closed from the train tracks eastward to the Binney / Fulkerson St / Galileo Way for the next few weeks due to unforeseen circumstances. The team is working to complete the work as soon as possible.

The Binney Street Extension street closure is due to coordinated utility work to be completed by the 325 Binney Street team, the City of Cambridge and Eversource.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Construction Update 7/21/2022

Dear Neighbors,

Please note the Binney Street Extension will be closed from the train tracks eastward to the Binney / Fulkerson St / Galileo Way intersection starting the week of July 25th. This street closure is anticipated to last from July 25th through the middle of September 2022, subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Binney Street Extension street closure is due to coordinated utility work to be completed by the 325 Binney Street team, the City of Cambridge and Eversource.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.


Construction Update 5/26/2022

Neighbors,

Please note the Binney Street Extension will experience lane closures during upcoming weeks and weekends as we work to hoist the roof equipment onto the building in anticipation of the dismantling of the final Tower Crane during the weekend of June 10th - 12th.

The Binney Street Extension has reduced travel lanes for utility work in the street for a number of area projects. The lane(s) closure is anticipated to last for 8-12 weeks, but that is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. The lane closure is being coordinated with the City of Cambridge DPW and Eversource.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns

Construction Update 4/27/2022

Neighbors,

Please note the Binney Street Extension will experience lane closures during upcoming weekends as we work to hoist the roof equipment onto the building in anticipation of the dismantling of the Tower Cranes during the weekends of May 7th - 8th and June 4th - 5th.

Beginning in mid-May the Binney Street Extension will have reduced travel lanes for utility work in the street. The lane closure is anticipated to last for approximately 8 weeks, but that is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. The lane closure is being coordinated with the City of Cambridge DPW and Eversource.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Geothermal Well Drilling Complete!

Dear Neighbors,

I am pleased to report the Geothermal well drilling is COMPLETE! The geothermal system at 325 Binney street plays a critical role in sustainable building operations, targeting approximately 92% reduction in fossil fuel consumption compared to existing large lab buildings in Boston and Cambridge. All drilling equipment will be demobilized between the end of this week and early next week. The testing and lateral piping installation will start towards the end of next week.

A few summary statistics of what the field entails:

  • 74 geothermal wells installed, each over 600 ft deep
  • More than 44,000 linear feet of heat exchanger “quad loop” tubing installed
  • More than 63,000 gallons of thermally-enhanced grout installed

Other area activities include the continued westbound lane shutdown for Eversource and City utility work. 

Construction Update 1/14/2022

Neighbors,

As we are nearing the finish line of the geothermal well drilling program, we wanted to provide an update on the remaining schedule.

  • Due to some challenging weather and drilling conditions recently, we will be drilling on Saturdays for the next few weeks (weather pending).
  • Saturday work will take place from 9a-6p
  • The majority of the remaining wells to be drilled are proximate to the building and further away from the residences.

We are doing everything we can to expedite the drilling progress through completion. The drilling portion of the geothermal well installation should be completed by late February or early March. As with all schedules, this is assuming favorable weather and no surprises. We will share updated schedule information as we learn it.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Construction Update 12/9/2021

Neighbors,

The section of the Binney Street Extension just east of the railroad tracks will have the southern travel lane closed for the week of 12/20/2021 and the northern travel lane closed 12/27/2021 for utility work. The street will be passable in both directions at all times with traffic managed by a police detail. Work will occur Monday - Friday from 7a - 3p.

The lane closure is being coordinated with the City of Cambridge DPW.

Site construction continues with steel, concrete and geothermal crews on site daily.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 11/19/2021

Neighbors,

The construction team for 325 Binney will be setting a large steel beam this weekend that will require a mobile crane and support vehicles. The work will take place between 9a and 4p on Saturday. The site will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday November 25th.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Happy Holidays

Construction Update 10/15/2021

The construction team for 325 Binney will be setting a second tower crane in place per the City approved Construction Management Plan.  This will be a 3 day delivery and installation process that necessitates a portion of Fulkerson St (between Bent and Binney Street) to be closed and traffic to be detoured one block east to Sixth Streets. The street detour and closure is being coordinated by the City of Cambridge Traffic & Parking Department. This is the same detour that was used for the initial tower crane delivery and installation in late August.

The street will be closed starting at 7am on October 27th and the detour will remain in place until 6pm on October 29th

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 10/6/2021

As part of the city approved Construction Management Plan for 325 Binney Street, pedestrians will be re-routed to the sidewalk on the north side of Binney Street from the One Kendall Square Parking Garage exit to Fulkerson Street. This sidewalk closure will be in effect from October 8, 2021 through January 31,2023. During this time pedestrians will be required to cross to the south side of Binney Street at the OKS Garage exit and will be able to cross back to the north side of the street at the Fulkerson Street intersection. The attached diagram provides a visual of the sidewalk closure with pedestrian rerouting. 

Please don’t hesitate reaching out with any questions.

Construction Update 9/22/2021

Hello neighbors,

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with foundation installation and steel erection on-going. Geothermal well installation continues on schedule. The first tower crane is erected and the second tower crane is tentatively scheduled to be delivered and erected Wednesday October 27th through Friday October 29th. This will be a 3 day delivery and installation process that necessitates a portion of Fulkerson St (between Bent and Binney Street) to be closed and traffic to be detoured one block east to Sixth Streets. The street detour and closure is being coordinated by the City of Cambridge Traffic & Parking Department.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 8/16/2021

Hello neighbors,

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with foundation and wall installation on-going. Geothermal well installation has commenced. The first tower crane is scheduled to be delivered and erected Monday August 30 through Wednesday September 1st. This will be a 3 day delivery and installation process that necessitates a portion of Fulkerson St (between Bent and Binney Street) to be closed and traffic to be detoured one block east to Sixth Streets. The street detour and closure is being coordinated by the City of Cambridge Traffic & Parking Department.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 7/22/2021

Hello neighbors,

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with foundation and wall installation on-going. Geothermal test well program was successful and the full installation program will begin in early August. The first tower crane is scheduled to be delivered and erected the last week in August. This will be a 3-4 day delivery and installation process.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 6/7/2021

Hello neighbors,

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with excavation and wall installation on-going. Test geothermal wells will begin to be installed this week. The Virtual Mock Up installation has begun and will be completed by the end of June.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 5/7/2021

Hello neighbors,

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with excavation and wall installation on-going. Test geothermal wells will begin to be installed at the end of May. The Virtual Mock Up installation will begin in the coming weeks.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 4/9/2021

Happy Spring everyone!

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with excavation underway and wall installation on-going. Next week a crawler crane will be installed to assist with the wall installation. Concrete barriers will be moved into Fulkerson St for safety and access.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Construction Update 12/22/2020

Site work continues at 325 Binney Street with the sheeting installation more than half way complete. Site work and soil excavation is well underway.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Christmas and New Years Day no work will be performed.

Happy New Year from the 325 Binney Street Team. Do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns.

Site Work Update 11/13/2020

325 Binney Street site work has commenced and next week sheeting installation will begin. The work will start on the southwest corner of the site (near Binney St & railroad tracks) and will move in a clockwise direction around the site.

Site work hours are from 7a - 6p per the Cambridge Construction Ordinance.

Please do not hesitate reaching out with any questions or concerns. Thanks

Planning Board Oct 20

We will be presenting to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday October 20, 2020. Please join virtually to find out the latest about this project!

Join us online! Virtual Community Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM!

We’ll be hosting a virtual meeting this coming Wednesday, July 15 to discuss 325 Binney Street building design.

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