SLPC Construction Update: St. Botolph Closed 4/30-5/1

The work on the Student Life and Performance Center continues as we now must remove the tower crane on the construction site.

Please note the following information:

Beginning at 2:30 am, Saturday, April 30  and continuing to 7 pm, Sunday evening, May 1,  St. Botolph Street will be closed to automobile traffic to accommodate a large number of trucks delivering the materials necessary for crane removal.

What you can expect:

There will be no changes to the current pedestrian traffic flow.  And extra security and police details will be available to assist at the designated crosswalks throughout the day and evening.  

For our students in the Residence Hall, expect some banging and back up horns in the early morning hours.  The noise should subside by 7 pm Sunday evening.

For our PREP families dropping off students, two drop off areas will be available:

•    One area will be designated on Huntington Avenue, in front of the Jordan Hall 290 entrance.  Students may enter there, through the student lounge entrance, or proceed via the sidewalks to their classes/rehearsals.

•     You may turn onto St. Botolph from Mass Ave and proceed just to the entrance of 241 St. Botolph, where you may then make a U turn to exit.  Expect to see signage that says the road is closed to through traffic, but you may enter to drop off your child.  You may also proceed through the alley to access Huntington Avenue.

Please see the diagram below indicating these two drop off areas:

There will be no street parking available on Gainsborough in front of the Residence Hall, from Huntington Ave to St. Botolph.  Traffic will be open on Gainsborough with access to the Gainsborough Garage, but there will be no left turn available on St. Botolph.

For student pick up, we encourage you to find parking, as there will be very little accommodation for you to wait for your children, so please plan accordingly.  Due to expected traffic volume, please plan on more time for your commute and an earlier arrival.

For concert patrons attending the Susan Graham masterclass or the International Jazz Day concert on Saturday, or the  numerous NEC student recitals spanning both days, or the Celebrity Series concert Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, the Jordan Hall entrance on Huntington Avenue will also be open.

Please know we are doing everything we can to minimize disruption and maximize our students’ safety as we complete this phase of construction.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

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SLPC Construction Update: St. Botolph NOT CLOSED

The city is temporarily cancelling construction activities leading up to Marathon week, watch for a rescheduled date for our crane removal.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

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SLPC Construction Update: St. Botolph Closed 4/16-17

The work on the Student Life and Performance Center continues as we now must remove the tower crane on the construction site.

Please note the following information:

Beginning at 2:30 am, Saturday, April 16,  and continuing to 7 pm, Sunday evening, April 17,  St. Botolph Street will be closed to automobile traffic to accommodate a large number of trucks delivering the materials necessary for crane removal.
 


What you can expect:

There will be no changes to the current pedestrian traffic flow.  And extra security and police details will be available to assist at the designated crosswalks throughout the day and evening.

For our students in the Residence Hall, expect some banging and back up horns in the early morning hours.  The noise should subside by 7 pm Sunday evening.

For our PREP families dropping off students, two drop off areas will be available:
• One area will be designated on Huntington Avenue, in front of the Jordan Hall 290 entrance.  Students may enter there, through the student lounge entrance, or proceed via the sidewalks to their classes/rehearsals.
•  You may turn onto St. Botolph from Mass Ave and proceed just to the entrance of 241 St. Botolph, where you may then make a U turn to exit.  Expect to see signage that says the road is closed to through traffic, but you may enter to drop off your child.  You may also proceed through the alley to access Huntington Avenue.
Please see the diagram below indicating these two drop off areas:
2015-11-24_NEC_Tower Crane Erection Site Logistics_Rev.4 (NEC) copyThere will be no street parking available on Gainsborough in front of the Residence Hall, from Huntington Ave to St. Botolph.  Traffic will be open on Gainsborough with access to the Gainsborough Garage, but there will be no left turn available on St. Botolph.

For student pick up, we encourage you to find parking, as there will be very little accommodation for you to wait for your children, so please plan accordingly.  Due to expected traffic volume, please plan on more time for your commute and an earlier arrival.

For concert patrons attending the numerous NEC student recitals spanning both days, or the Celebrity Series concert Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, the Jordan Hall entrance on Huntington Avenue will also be open.

Please know we are doing everything we can to minimize disruption and maximize our students’ safety as we complete this phase of construction.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

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We have a crane!

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SLPC Construction Alert: December 5 and 6: St. Botolph Street Closing

The work on the Student Life and Performance Center continues to an important next phase involving the assembly and erection of a tower crane on the construction site.

Please note the following information:

Beginning at 3 am, Saturday, December 5, and continuing to 7 pm, Sunday evening, December 6,  St. Botolph Street will be closed to automobile traffic to accommodate a large number of trucks delivering the materials necessary for crane assembly.

What you can expect:

There will be no changes to the current pedestrian traffic flow.  And extra security and police details will be available to assist at the designated crosswalks throughout the day and evening.

For our students in the Residence Hall, expect some banging and back up horns in the early morning hours.  The noise should subside by 7 am.

For our PREP families dropping off students, two drop off areas will be available, as noted on the map below:

–        One area will be designated on Huntington Avenue, in front of the Jordan Hall 290 entrance.  Students may enter there, through the student lounge entrance, or proceed via the sidewalks to their classes/rehearsals;

–        You may turn onto St. Botolph from Mass Ave and you may and proceed just to the entrance of 241 St. Botolph, where you may then make a U turn to exit.  Expect to see signage that says the road is closed to through traffic, but you may enter to drop off your child.  You may also proceed through the alley to access Huntington Avenue.

Please see the diagram below, indicating these two drop off areas.

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There will be no street parking available on Gainsborough in front of the Residence Hall, from Huntington Ave to St. Botolph.  Traffic will be open on Gainsborough, but there will be no left turn available on St. Botolph.

For student pick up, we encourage you to find parking, as there will be very little accommodation for you to wait for your children, so please plan accordingly.  Due to expected traffic volume, please plan on more time for your commute and an earlier arrival.

For concert patrons attending either the Longwood Symphony Concert Saturday evening, December 5 or the 3 pm PREP concert on Sunday, December 6, the Jordan Hall entrance on Huntington Avenue will also be open.

Please know we are doing everything we can to minimize disruption and maximize our students’ safety as we enter this next phase of construction.  Many thanks for your cooperation.

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More room is coming soon!

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SLPC Construction Update for Thursday, August 20

Two notes to bring to your attention regarding tomorrow, August 20, 2015:

* A crane will be located on St. Botolph Street from approximately 7 am to 11 am and may have an impact on traffic.  Please proceed with caution.

*Water service to the St. Botolph building will be suspended from approximately 6 am to noon.  Individuals will need to use the Jordan Hall restrooms and drinking water during that time.  Our apologies for this inconvenience.

As always, if you have any  questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mike Ryan (617-585-1187) or Karen Kidd (617-585-1181).

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SLPC Construction: And the beat goes on!

Progress on the transformation of the parking lot into our new Student Life and Performance Center continues at an excellent pace.  Despite the heat, the weather has been cooperating and our pile driving continues on schedule.

The St. Botolph sidewalk will close during the week of July 27th through to the project’s completion.  Please take notice of the signage that will direct all pedestrian foot traffic on St Botolph Street to the Matthews Arena side of the street.  We will also be painting the cross walks to facilitate those crossings; our apologies for those extra footsteps!

Please continue to use caution and obey all signage in St. Botolph, as work continues on the bathrooms for ADA compliance.

Many thanks for your patience!

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June 17 SLPC Update

Here are some quick updates regarding the work that is proceeding in the 241 St. Botolph building, as well as the Student Life & Performance Center:

241 ST BOTOLPH STREET BUILDING

Work continues on making this building ADA (American Disabilities Act) code compliant.  Conversion of our existing bathrooms, and installation of new railings, door handles and water fountains are proceeding through the end of July.

The work will be intermittent, and only one bathroom will be closed temporarily at any one time to help minimize the disruption.

PLEASE OBSERVE ALL DO NOT ENTER SIGNAGE, as these areas are now dangerous; you don’t want to find yourself in the bottom of an open shaft!

G03 will be closed until July 15.

SLPC SITE CONSTRUCTION

Site preparation for the pile driving, which is scheduled to begin June 22, is actually ahead of schedule.  We think perhaps a nod to the Anvil Chorus is appropriate to mark the launch of this next phase, which will continue through Labor Day.  We anticipate that the sidewalk closure will occur mid July.

QUESTIONS?  CONCERNS?

Please direct any to Mike Ryan, Michael.ryan@necmusic.edu, 617-585-1187; Karen Kidd, Karen.kidd@necmusic.edu, 617-585-1181; or anyone on the marketing team.  You can always find an updated project status at necmusic.edu/slpc-updates

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And down it comes…

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and two hours later:

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Dear NEC faculty, staff, and students,

The dramatic, tangible beginning! The SLPC is really really going to happen! Here is the Annex under demolition this morning. Below, a reminder of the safety measures now in place to protect you and the work crew:

  • the parking lot is off limits and is now a construction zone.
  • Anyone entering the construction zone is required to notify Tishman Construction field staff and must wear a hard hat, safety glasses and high visibility vest.
  • The basement doorway entering 241 from the parking lot is closed to all but field construction staff.
  • Anyone entering 241 must use the main doorway.
  • Any NEC staff, administrators or others wishing to tour the construction site should contact Mike Ryan or Karen Kidd to arrange.  

Thank you and be safe.

As always, if you have questions, contact Mike Ryan (michael.ryan@necmusic.edu 617-585-1187), Karen Kidd (Karen.kidd@necmusic.edu  617-585-1181) or, until May 29, Ellen Pfeifer (ellen.pfeifer@necmusic.edu 617-585-1143).

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