Tags: Cambridge

Placemaking and retail in 2024

by Carol Todreas Placemaking. That is the word for 2024. While the concept has historical precedence in urban development, it became part of our current culture in the 1960’s when urbanists started to think about cities for people, not just cars. Since then and particularly now with the abundance of retail on the internet, physical […]

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John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

by Paula Pintos The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center was founded in 1970 to advance transportation innovation for the public good, and its new building in Cambridge, Massachusetts—designed and engineered by SOM—furthers this critical mission. Conceived as a vertical campus, this building brings the entirety of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center under one […]

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Heitman Pays Equity Residential $168M for Alewife Apartments

By Joe Clements CAMBRIDGE—In a mega-$168 million trade that caps off a banner beginning for CBRE/NE’s market-leading multifamily sales team, Heitman Real Estate Capital has changed places with fellow Chicago-based investor Equity Residential as landlord to the Cambridge Park Apartments in this city’s rapidly emerging Alewife district. The 311-unit, first-class asset at 30 CambridgePark Dr. […]

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By Rowan Walrath  Massachusetts leaders want to make the commonwealth a hub for not just the research of drugs, but for the manufacturing of drugs. It’s a goal that’s seen progress in stops and starts before. The Genetics Institute Inc., the legendary Cambridge company that pioneered biomedical research in the early 1980s, set up shop in […]

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