Amazon returns to its Seattle roots at Centre 425
This month, GeekWire revealed that Amazon has completed a lease for all 354,000 square feet of office space at Centre 425 located in downtown Bellevue, Wash. The tech giant originally started out of founder Jeff Bezos’ Bellevue garage before permanently planting its flag in Seattle. The Seattle Times reported that the 16-story building is expected to accommodate 2,245 people during a typical work day. Construction of Centre 425 is set to be completed sometime this fall. See our rendering of the building above.
Next phase of Doha Metro underway
After the recent completion of the Doha Metro tunneling project, work has started on several underground stations. Middle East Construction News reported this month that the project has had a significant impact on developing the national economy. Set to become the world’s largest metro station, the project is expected to be completed by 2030. Check out our film above for a preview of the Metro in action
D.C.’s Union Station restored to its century-old splendor
This month, The Washington Post reported on the official end of a five-year, $20 million restoration project at Union Station in Washington D.C. The soaring Main Hall of Union Station was restored to its grandeur after being damaged by an earthquake in 2011. The Main Hall’s barrel-vaulted ceiling was reinforced with “seismically sound” steel framing, repainted, and detailed with 120,000 sheets of 23-karat gold leafing. See the breathtaking details for yourself in our rendering above.
Assembly Row could see a new surge of development
This month, The Boston Globe reported that developer Michael Ades hopes to begin construction of a nine-acre, four-building complex of housing, hotels, office and lab space next door to Assembly Row. Ades plans to launch the project in several phases, the first being a 188-room hotel and 147-unit apartment building along Foley Street. Pending city approval, the project is expected to kick-off in 2017. Want more insight into what this burgeoning area will look like? Our film above offers a first look at Assembly Row.
The Celtics break ground at Boston Landing
Construction at the Boston Celtics’ new 70,000-square-foot practice facility began this past month at Boston Landing. The Boston Business Journal reported that New Balance will be the official sponsor of the facility, and it will be named after late Celtics president and coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach. Designed by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects, Banker and Tradesman shared that the facility will have a 40-foot glass wall overlooking the Massachusetts Turnpike. Slated for completion in Spring 2018, the 15-acre mixed-use development is positioned to be the “western gateway” to Boston.