Consigli Celebrates Topping Off at 225 Binney Street

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Construction, building development and design teams as well as local officials, including City of Cambridge Mayor, Henrietta Davis, celebrated a major milestone at 225 Binney Street on Monday, September 10th. Hosted by Consigli Construction Co., Inc., a topping off ceremony marked the placement of the last iron beam onto the new 305,000 square-foot office building, which includes 105,000 square feet of below-grade parking.

The first of five buildings planned for the Alexandria Center™ at Kendall Square, a  world-class science and technology campus developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), is located in the heart of Cambridge’s world-renowned scientific research, academic and technology center.  Designed to meet LEED Silver certification, the building’s integrated design team includes developer ARE, construction manager Consigli, architects Spagnolo Gisness Architects and Nelson, and MEP engineers, Vanderweil.

Developed to house Biogen Idec’s general and administrative functions, the building will include flexible and innovative spaces to encourage collaboration, along with a conference center and a 6,300 sq. ft. cafeteria, among other amenities.  The modern architecture of the six-story building, featuring a glass and terra cotta façade will also incorporate two existing historic buildings.