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By adamg - 2/9/24 - 11:34 am
Government Center garage gone

Nick Schmidt has a clear view of where the Government Center garage used to be, but which is finally gone after months of disruption to Green and Orange Line riders and nearby residents - and the death of one worker - to make way for another Bulfinch Crossing tower.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 10:10 am
The remains of the old Govermment Center Garage - basically just the ground level and a sign advertising 24/7 parking

Adam Castiglioni looked down Congress Street yesterday at what's left of a demolition project that has taken seemingly forever (because it has taken forever), forced the shutdown of the Haymarket T stop on countless weekends and left one worker dead.
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By adamg - 7/21/22 - 12:07 pm

The family of Peter Monsini, 51, working to help demolish the ninth level of the Government Center Garage when it collapsed, sending him to his death on March 26, today sued both a subscontractor on the project and developer HYM for negligence. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/22 - 7:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting a herd of current and former Northeastern students they say they found inside the Government Center Garage demolition site - the one where one worker died when several levels collapsed - early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 5:01 pm

The city is alerting motorists and pedestrians that Congress Street under the Government Center Garage will be shut from July 11 through Sept. 5 to allow for the deconstruction of the garage.

By adamg - 6/26/22 - 7:49 pm

The MBTA announced this evening it's once again running Orange and Green Line trains downtown, now that what's left of the Government Center Garage has been shored up enough to keep it from collapsing atop Haymarket station. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 8:56 pm
Sign: No service on the Orange Line

Orange Line at 6:13 p.m. Photo by Emily.

The T shut the Green and Orange Lines downtown again this evening after another "structural issue with the Government Center Garage."

Green Line service has been replaced by buses between Lechmere and Government Center. The Orange Line is shut between North Station and Back Bay, "until further notice," the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 4:30 pm
Tunnel drone view

The MBTA reports that before it send actual inspectors into the Orange Line and Green Line tunnels under the partially collapsed Government Center Garage, it sent in drones today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 10:24 pm

The MBTA lists options for getting from A to B with the Orange and Green lines now out for God knows how long at Haymarket (where things are so iffy inspectors first have to figure out if the tunnels are safe just for them, never mind trains and riders).

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 2:56 pm
Peter Monsini

The family of Peter Monsini, 51, who died while working to help take down the Government Center Garage on Saturday issued a statement today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/22 - 5:29 pm

The MBTA announced today it's not going to be running any trains or buses under the partially collapsed Government Center Garage - which sits atop Haymarket station, "until a team of structural engineers, examining and assessing infrastructure above and below the surface, confirms that subway service can safely resume." Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 6:01 pm
Collapsed floor, firefighters at garage scene

Collapsed floor with firefighters at scene. Photo by Tim Cappalli.

On the Sudbury Street side. Mike Saccone reports one worker is dead. Other workers are accounted for. Roads around the area are shut. Video of the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 11:24 pm

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz today called on City Hall to halt all overnight construction work at the Bulfinch Crossing/Government Center Garage project until developer HYM, the city and the T can figure out a way to allow construction of the office skyscraper part of the project while also letting his constituents get some sleep. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 5:33 pm
Rendering of proposed new life-sciences lab space in Government Center

Hipster wonders when all the other buildings got bleached, in this rendering by CBT Architects.

The developer that has been busy turning the 1960s's-era Government Center Garage into housing and offices says hold on a second, let's eliminate some of the housing and offices - and a hotel - and put up some life-sciences labs instead. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 9:08 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced James Clarke, 46, to 7 to 8 years in state prison following his conviction for two counts of aggravated rape and one count each of rape, indecent assault and battery, strangulation, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for two sexaul assaults on the same woman on July 26, 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 9:19 am
Government Center garage getting taken apart

Patrick McMahon watched some of the demolition work at the Government Center Garage, much of which is making way for the Bulfinch Crossing tower thing:

It's a little sad that you won't be able to rent an unfamiliar car to drive the spiral of hell anymore!

By adamg - 2/23/19 - 2:49 pm
Government Center smoke

Smoke rises from the site. Photo by Patrick McMahon.

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.

By adamg - 6/21/16 - 9:58 am

Bldup.com reports the developers who plan to put the sleekest goshdarned towers you've ever seen atop the Government Center Garage are going to call the new development Bulfinch Crossing.

By adamg - 11/16/15 - 2:57 pm
Proposed residential and office towers at Government Center

Designs even a hipster can love: Proposed residential and office towers for garage site.

The owners of the hulking Government Center Garage today submitted detailed design plans for residential and office towers they say will help lift Boston out of the design doldrums with assertive architecture they say will help put an end to our history of staid buildings. Read more.

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