By Seth Daniel
Sales are brisk and steel is assembled at the Siena condo building in the Ink Block area of the South End, one of the last remaining buildings on the slate for the popular block brought by National Development.
Last Friday morning, April 28, to celebrate the topping off milestone – a ceremony often conducted on buildings in conjunction with the developer and the union to mark the last piece of steel being put in place – Local 7 ironworkers, Crenshaw Construction and National Development officials gathered mark the occasion.
“Now it’s just getting this project finished,” Ted Tye, of National Development, told the union workers congregated for the ceremony. “We really do thank the union construction workers gathered here. It’s tough work during the winter. We’ve been proud to have 100 percent union participation and a substantial number of Boston residents working here. Now, it’s time to get to the finish line.”
Tye said they have targeted a move in date of early 2018, and he said that sales are already very brisk.
“This is not the last building yet, and this is the second building now under construction,” he said. “We’ve had really strong sales interest. We have half of the units pre-sold with people waiting to get in. We’re beating all of our sales projects.”
Siena will feature 76 luxury condo units for sale, and it is located at the corner of Albany Street and Traveler Street.
Currently the AC Hotel is under construction next to the Siena.
A final building at the corner of Albany Street and Herald Street is still contemplated, but no final decisions have been made on what that space might eventually become, Tye said.