The redevelopment of the Ferdinand Building in Roxbury’s Dudley Square is on time and on budget, according to the city of Boston.
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Crews from Shawmut Construction, the lead contractor, have been working to construct a new building at the site since the project’s groundbreaking in March 2012.
The property will eventually house the Boston School Department’s headquarters along with commercial space.
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Currently, the $119-million project is at the 25 percent completion mark, with crews working on the foundation walls and finishing up the second elevator tower, said Patrick Brophy, assistant director of Capital Construction at the city of Boston.
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Crews will begin work on the steel skeleton of the building in April. This step in the renovation is expected to take between five and seven months.
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With the steel going up, people will start seeing a lot more activity at the site, Brophy said. Next
During the second phase of construction, more workers will be on the site, adding floors, plumbing, electrical wiring, facades, and other finishing work.
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Current work hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with the option of Saturday work.
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The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
Pictured: Another view of the “pit” from atop the elevator tower. Back to the beginning
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