What a Difference a Year Makes

It’s been exactly one year since the formal start of construction, and the site has gone through a dramatic transformation as we’ve moved through demolition, excavation, foundations and steel.  The vision of a dynamic, mixed use Charlesview in north Brighton becomes clearer every day.

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Steel and Garage Photos

At the beautiful end to a soggy week, here are several photos from above the garage deck, as a 52-unit, mixed use building along Western Ave reaches its full height, and from below the deck, as concrete and plumbing work continues apace.

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Steel Rising

As Boston foliage springs to life, steel columns emerge from the earth along Western Avenue, beginning to take the form of the first building at the New Charlesview. Following months of excavation and lots and lots of subterranian work, visible progress moves along at a steady clip as ironworkers quickly lift, connect and detail the steel structure of the “D1” building, a 52-unit multifamily building on the corner of Litchfield Street and Western Avenue. As the steel structure moves up to the three- and five-story heights of the building, decking will go on quickly, with concrete floor slabs to follow. By Memorial Day, the shape and massing of the building will be visible to viewers.

Building D1 form beginning to take shape as the steel superstructure is erected

Soil has been backfilled around the garage walls bringing grade back up to Western Ave

Progress Above and Below the Deck

Work continues rapidly this week with additional concrete pours scheduled on the deck and garage levels.  Crews work quickly ahead of the pours on the structural steel connections and detailing, installing the metal deck and on the subslab systems.  The deck structure now enables work to continue on both levels simultaneously.  See the pictures below from around the garage construction.

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Garage Steel Progress Photos

Some images from the site as structural steel erection proceeds rapidly across the garage level.  Concrete pouring of the slab on deck should begin next week, weather permitting.


Ironworkers on the garage deck level


View of the garage steel progress


Structural steel erection moves to the eastern side of the garage


Building steel pokes above the garage level