Brickell Flatiron’s 24-hour pour
The foundation has been laid for Miami’s Brickell Flatiron Condominiums. This month, The Real Deal reported that general contractor Moss & Associates orchestrated a 24-hour continuous pour of the tower’s foundation – set to become one of the tallest residential towers in the United States. Renowned developer Ugo Colombo told Curbed Miami that, “Once complete, Brickell Flatiron will be a retreat in the center of one of the most desirable parts of Miami.” Multi-Housing News detailed that the 64-story building’s rooftop will offer residents 360-degree panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the city’s downtown. Get a peek of this spectacular view in our rendering above.
Set to transform downtown Boston , Bulfinch Crossing is under construction
Set to become one of the largest mixed-use developments in the Boston region, we collaborated with The HYM Investment Group, LLC and National Real Estate Advisors, LLC to bring the iconic Bulfinch Crossing to life crafting the name and visual identity behind the mega-project. January marked the official construction launch of the project, which made headlines in Bisnow, Boston Herald, Commercial Property Executive and BLDUP as details about the the 2.9-million-square-foot mixed-use project were released. Bulfinch Crossing will span two city blocks and feature six buildings, 812 residential units, 1.2 million square feet of office space, a 200-key hotel and 85,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space. We joined HYM and National at the January launch event, where guests took in the film we created.
As Banker and Tradesman noted, our virtual reality experience was also part of the launch and helped attendees imagine the spectacular views to come. The groundbreaking was a major milestone for the City of Boston as Bulfinch Triangle is one of the largest mixed-use developments ever permitted on city grounds. Courtesy of Boston City TV, you can see footage of the ceremonial “sledgehammering” attended by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. If the newly released film and virtual reality experience weren’t enough, Curbed Boston shared a new batch of renderings we created for the project. Take a look at how Bulfinch Crossing will transform downtown Boston in our film.
Who will design Changi Airport’s future Terminal 5?
What’s up next for the seventh busiest airport in the world? Terminal 5. A global contest has kicked off to determine which firm will design the ambitious terminal, which will be the largest part of the airport’s transformation. According to The Jakarta Post, top contenders for the coveted spot are rumored to include DP Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Safdie Architects, Heatherwick Studio, engineering company AKT II and KPF. Quoted in The Architects’ Journal, a Changi Airport Group spokesperson shared that the shortlist should be announced in coming months. The airport’s $1.7 billion Project Jewel which we created renderings for also made headlines last month.
Tunneling of the Riyadh Metro reaches a new milestone
Set to revolutionize transportation in Saudi Arabia, January saw the completion of tunneling for Line 3 of Riyadh Metro. Last month, Metro News reported that Line 3 – built by the ArRiyadh New Mobility – will be the longest of the Metro’s six lines with 22 stations and 47 trains in service. The first of these trains arrived in Riyadh this past November. Imagine yourself as a new Metro rider by taking in the project through our rendering above.
Self-driving car company parks itself at Boston’s Innovation and Design Building
We’re looking forward to calling another new innovative company our neighbor. Boston Business Journal reported this past month that nuTonomy, a Cambridge-based software developer of self-driving cars, will park itself in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building. The company’s new 4,185-square-foot digs will be conveniently positioned right near its testing area in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park. According to Bisnow, you may see a nuTonomy self-driving car on the street sooner than you think. The company has started to test their automobiles’ abilities to learn local signage and road markings on certain streets in Boston. We worked with IDB owner and developer Jamestown on the building’s branding and created a film to show off what makes the building – also our home – a great place to work.
Doha Metro set for a transformative year
According to Qatar Rail officials, the Doha Metro is expected to meet a number of milestones in 2017. Doha News reports that by year’s end, Qatar Rail will transition from a rail developer to a rail operator with Doha Metro being 70 percent complete. Construction Week Online shared that Qatar officials are pushing for the timely completion of Doha Metro, with all track installations planned for completion by 2018. A first-phase operational launch is set for 2020 involving three lines – Red, Green and Gold. Want to envision a ride underground in Qatar? Check out our film.