The construction of the Dudley Municipal Center is progressing with more steel going up everyday.
Pictured: A look at what will be the lobby of the new building Next
The city plans to celebrate the progress of the project with a “topping-off” ceremony set for Monday at the job site.
Pictured: Workers move a piece of steel into place.
From 10:30 to 11 a.m., elected officials, members of the project team, and area residents will be signing the final steel beam to be placed in the building’s skeleton.
Pictured: A steel beam is moved by crew members.
The project represents a major investment by the city in the Dudley Square area. Located in the heart of Roxbury, the $119-million project will redevelop what was once the Ferdinand Furniture Store and add two new structures to it.
Pictured: Some of the steel bolts used to hold the new structure together.
Eventually, the upper floors of the building will house the headquarters of Boston Public Schools and the ground floor will be used for retail.
Pictured: A Worker welds steel beams.
Led by Shawmut Construction, the project broke ground in 2012. Once completed, the building will house close to 500 school department employees in its 200,000 square feet.
Pictured: A view of Dudley Square from the building.
Although the majority of the Ferdinand Building was removed for the project, the original façade and its intricate masonry was saved.
Pictured: Some of the masonry after being cleaned by workers.
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