Thursday, August 29, 2013

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, August 27, 2013

On Tuesday August 27, 2013 The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation held a tour of One Channel Center, a building in progress on A Street in South Boston.
Cheryl Tougias MSAAD ’88, Spalding Tougias Architects, contributed designs for this building. The tour and reception was co-sponsored with the Columbia University Alumni Association of Boston. Suffolk Construction the largest construction company in New England described some of the special procedures employed to meet the challenges of the land. The reception was held at upscale Legal Harborside in South Boston. Here are some images captured at the event.

One Channel Center north side view

Listening to the Suffolk Construction presentation

Some were disappointed that this event was one day later.

Rear view

Rear view

Rear view

Rear view

This is the rear of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, which can be seen from One Channel Center.

This image shows the elaborate electrical wires connecting the thingy.

Moving materials on the construction site can be seen in this image.

This is inside the building first floor, where the cafeteria for feeding the troops will be.

This expensive sand is imported from the eastern shores of Florida.

Materials on the roof.

This structure was not described as a roof-top jail like the one Cambridge has on Thorndike Street.

Elevator shaft on the roof. The elevator operator revealed he has his ups and downs.

Looking southeast from the roof.

Looking south from the roof.

The south side of the building.

Sea gull dumpster diving for sustenance.

Colorful south side of the building.

Reception venue, Legal Harborside

View from the pier of the reception venue.

One of the water vehicles parked at the pier.

View of the Bank of America Pavillion.

Spy boat leaving the reception before it's cover was blown.

Drinking and talking

The President of the Columbia University Alumni Association of Boston (holding the wine).

The food was good.

Were they holding up or onto the table?

A pause in the conversation.

Refill time.

It was down there!

Are you sure it will not fall down?

One, two, three.

Are you sure?

You don't look 21.

Why are you looking at me like that?

Apologize or else!

That's better.

I was going to punch his lights out.

He means business.

It's true. I saw it myself.

I feel better now.

Feeling good.

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