0 Towering Sculpture Installed in Greenway

Sculpture installed by Greenway

Credit: kirotv.com

The work of Janet Echelman, a Brookline Artist, is now on display in the Rose Kennedy Greenway through October.

According to ktul.com, “the 600-foot work by artist Janet Echelman [was installed] using a battery of cranes and scissor lifts…The orange and magenta netting made of polyethylene rope weighs a ton, and is designed to respond fluidly to wind and weather. It will remain suspended in the Rose Kennedy Greenway between two high-rise buildings across the Greenway.”

You can read more on the sculpture, here.


0 Abstract Art Showcased in front of 225 Franklin St.

There is some new artwork in the Financial District across from the Langham Hotel.  Ab Initio, created by Brad Howe.  His work from 2011 to present can be found, here.

225 Franklin Street sculpture

Credit: BBJ

The Boston Business Journal notes, “the stainless steel work, titled “Ab Initio,” a Latin phrase meaning “from the beginning,” was created by Brad Howe, a native of Brazil who lives in California. It features splashes of black and red color as well as holes that allow pedestrians to see through it…’The holes enable you to look through so they can engage the city from more than one standpoint instead of something that is solid and blocks the view'”

Click through to the BBJ to read additional details on the work.

0 212 Stuart Street in Bay Village: Demolition, then Condos

Stuart street office and retail space in Boston's Bay Village

Credit: Boston Business Journal

What is the status of 212 Stuart Street?  It is scheduled to be raised and a new 18-unit condominium building will take its place.

The Boston Business Journal is reporting that “the 10,000-square-foot brick building at 212 Stuart St. will be demolished, beginning today. In an email to its members, the neighborhood group said demolition work is expected to take place over the next eight weeks. The property’s owner, Boston’s Revere Hotel, notified the neighbors this week that it secured the necessary demolition permits from the city’s inspectional services department.”

More information is available on the demolition of 212 Stuart St, jump over to the BBJ’s website.

0 171 Newbury St. Sold for $13.2M

gallery space at 171 Newbury St. in Boston

Credit: The Real Reporter

Mike d’Hemecourt of our Retail Capital Markets Team produces a great outcome for 171 Newbury Street.

Details, posted by The Real Reporter, indicate that “the landmark Pucker Gallery is relocating within the Back Bay following a sale of its longtime home at 171 Newbury St. to Dutch capital at an eye-popping $1,553 per sf, an all-cash $13.2 million transaction negotiated by Boston Realty Advisors. The five-story, 8,525-sf building that has housed the multi-level gallery since 1967 and is now home to international retailer Clarks Shoes on the ground floor attracted a range of investors from around the corner and around the globe, relays BRA principal Michael d’Hemecourt in acknowledging the agreement that closed on Friday.”

Further information on the gallery and its sale, are available on The Real Reporter website.