This 470,000 square ft. space is adjacent to the new MBTA station headhouse. The space will offer outdoor dining, seating, and a variety of programming throughout the year. It will be home to the MIT Museum, the MIT Press bookstore, a new café, Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences research unit, and a mix of other tenants that will come together under one roof to experience the power of proximity. The building will help create a vibrant new gateway to the MIT campus.
TG Gallagher was responsible for the core and shell of the building and worked as the HVAC contractor for this project. The project required extreme caution during installation and tie-in completion, as the shafts in the building were difficult. One of the shafts houses the bulk of the mechanical systems for the building. This particular shaft made the work more complex as its opening on the upper level was nearly 15’ wide. TGG prefabbed the risers in each of the shafts and nearly all the black pipe. The pumps in the Penthouse were combined into skids which were also prefabbed. TGG played an integral part in designing/reworking the riser shafts and Penthouse. The entire TGG project team and field staff worked with the Turner team and Design team to deliver top quality workmanship.
Architect: Perkins + Will / Weiss Manfredi
Engineer: BR + A
General Contractor: Turner Construction