The developer of the Waterside Place residential towers on Congress Street says that after five years, it's been unable to find any start-up incubators or other innovative tenants to lease roughly 3,600 square feet of space it had set aside for "innovation" work space, so it's asking the BPDA to let it lease the space to people the neighborhood actually needs: Veterinarians. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded to the under-construction side of the Government Center garage complex, where a fire on the 13th floor extended to the 14th floor. Firefighters were ordered off the 14th floor.
The HYM Investment Group, which owns the garage and which is turning it into the Bulfinch Crossing complex, said in a statement: Read more.
A developer that bought into Related Beal's Congress Square project at Congress Street and Quaker Lane yesterday filed plans with the BPDA to change a proposed 35-unit condo building into a 116-room hotel. Read more.
Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton spotted this Chitty Chitty Bang Bangish car (without wings or Dick van Dyke, though) perched outside Metro Cafe on Congress Street today. That's not all that far from where the Fort Point Channel seal was spotted yesterday. What will tomorrow bring?
George W. Carroll Jr. spotted this duo this morning on Congress Street, heading into the Seaport.
The new Amazon tower proposed for the Seaport - and a second one that it might have built next to it - would sit on a lot that is prone to flooding and is full of hazardous chemicals left over from its days as a rail yard. Read more.
KMV ran across the results of this crash early this morning at Congress and Purchase streets.
Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:
I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?
The city has been installing bike lanes downtown that are marked off with bollards to keep cars out. But as P. Cheung discovered on Congress Street this morning, the bollards might be a bit too widely spaced.
Dan Meade reports he was in front of Faneuil Hall around 6:45 p.m. today when a large group of motorcycles came roaring up:
They came down Devonshire, held up traffic at the crossing at Congress to keep the pack together, and then about 100 motorcycles stopped in front of Fanueil Hall and smokescreened the whole block.
Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.
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