Notice: Crane on Spring Street week of 5/13
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Crane on Spring Street week of 5/13

A crane will be on Spring Street on one day during the week of May 13 to lift materials to the Level 5 roof.

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Week of May 13, 2024

Below is the 40 Thorndike Project Construction Update for the week of May 13Activities will occur on Saturdays starting at 9:00 AM.

Please note: Updates to last week’s content and / or impactful activities are bolded. The timing of work might fluctuate by a week or so, to accommodate influx site logistics or make use of the opportunity to shorten durations.

The construction mitigation hotline system has been updated. In the event of after-hours emergencies or concerns, please contact us at (617) 520-4983.

Interior Work:

  • Elevator installation and inspection is underway.
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) start-up activities taking place in the mechanical penthouse.
  • Fire protection and other building systems’ testing will occur for the next few weeks.
  • Punchlist finish work is taking place throughout the building.
  • Fire alarm / lights out testing will occur on Friday, May 10 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Exterior Work:

  • Please note, activity will be taking place at all site gates periodically throughout the project. The location of work areas is subject to change. 
  • Crews will clean up debris during windy days.
  • Thorndike Street may experience periodic closures for deliveries or other necessary activities through the duration of the project.
  • A crane is scheduled to be on Spring Street one day during the week of May 13 to place pavers on the Level 5 roof. Spring Street will be closed during these activities. This work is weather dependent. Crews will sweep the street after this work is complete.
  • Paving of Second and Spring Streets is scheduled for late May, date TBD.
  • Pouring of the sidewalks on Spring to Second Street inside the site fence will continue through the week, and is expected to be complete by Thursday.
  • Work will continue in Pocket Park, off Second Street, with a planned pedestrian shift.
  • Placing concrete footings, infills and stairs as landscaping continues.
  • Drainage activities are ongoing in the sallyport.
  • Installation of a storefront, and metal panels are ongoing on the south side of Level 1.
  • Roofing is finishing up.
  • Granite pavers and stairs are being installed at the sallyport.
  • Terracotta is being installed on the south elevation at the hoist section leaveout.
  • The fence line on Spring Street has been reconfigured into the street, taking one side of street parking offline. This new reconfiguration will be in place through the completion of the project, currently scheduled for the end of May 2024.
  • Trucks exiting the site continue to use Second Street to Thorndike Street to minimize traffic through the neighborhood.
  • Security cameras have been installed on site. Please rest assured that camera video footage will only cover areas within the property line. Security system audio concerns has been addressed.

How project neighbors receive updates:

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The construction updates website is Please bookmark this URL for your future informational needs.
  • Construction updates will be sent out regularly, so you can reliably anticipate upcoming site activities
  • We have formed a Construction Advisory Committee made up of abutters and a member of the local small business community. Our last meeting took place on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Thank you to those who joined any of the meetings to actively participate in the project and ask questions.
  • We want Project neighbors to stay as informed as possible! If you know someone who would like to be added to this distribution list, please ask them to email

For questions or concerns, please contact:
(617) 520-4983
Our team is here to ensure you stay informed and any of your questions or concerns are promptly addressed.