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Chrysanthemum blooms in Boston’s historic North End

The Chrysanthemum Building in Boston’s oldest residential district of North End uses …
The Chrysanthemum Building in Boston’s oldest residential district of North End uses locally-harvested renewable wood that will sequester 32 metric tons of carbon as part of the building’s approach to sustainable design. Photo: Courtesy Kennedy & Violich Architecture.

The Chrysanthemum Building in Boston’s oldest residential district of North End broke ground in September 2014 and excavation was completed in December 2014. Building works using wooden framing commenced in mid-2015. The building will also use sustainable regional forest plywood for built-in storage elements and wall finishes, reducing the need for drywall.

A short drone video courtesy of architect Frano Violich illustrates progress on construction. The use of locally harvested renewable wood will sequester 32 metric tons of carbon and also minimize construction disruption. The project creates an affordable, sustainable new model for residential development in a dense urban infill site. The project includes 4 micro-units and 6 adaptable family lofts.

Last Updated: February 18, 2016
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