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The Historic Howard Building's Revival Continues

As the once known as Howard Block building nears its adaptive reuse completion into its new life as high end residences and retail, the signage as it appeared in the early 1900’s is photographed by Berkshire Eagle staff as we work to bring it back to life.    http://photos.berkshireeagle.com/2014/04/18/photos-of-the-howard-building-sign-restoration/#1

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For detailed information on the exciting redevelopment of this historic downtown Pittsfield building, including our upcoming Open House, visit Allegrone Real Estate here: http://www.allegronere.com/properties/25-the_howard_retail_residential

Read More Date: Apr 23, 2014 Posted in: Press Work in progress Local News Tags: the howard building

MCLA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrates newest campus building

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Berkshire Eagle highlights Friday's ceremony to celebrate the newly completed Facilities Management building at MCLA.  http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_25597703/mclas-facilities-department-gets-new-home

Read More Date: Apr 19, 2014 Posted in: Press Work in progress Local News Tags: mcla

Chesterwood Studio Restoration Update

Making the front page of Sunday's paper, the historic Chesterwood restoration nears completion. 

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/News/ci_25505766/Renovation-of-Frenchs-studio-at-Chesterwood

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See Allegrone's project page for more information about the famous sculpor and the restoration of his historic property: http://www.allegroneconstruction.com/projects/88-chesterwood_historic_site_of_the_national_trust_for_historic_preservation/detail

 

Save the Date - Chesterwood Gala May 23, 2014.  Stay connected with the National Trust's website for details and come see the restored Studio:

http://chesterwood.org/studio-preview-gala-may-23-2014/

Read More Date: Apr 16, 2014 Posted in: Press Work in progress Local News Tags: chesterwood

Continuity: Architecture and Engineering

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Allowing architecture and engineering to equally participate in the outcome of a buildings function and aesthetics is something worth reading about!  Many projects today have these two disciplines separated, but when they merge a project has the potential of developing into something really spectacular.  Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned architect, designed this high-rise in Miami so that the structure creates the aesthetics.

http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/miami-1000-museum-tower-designed-by-zaha-hadid-architects_o.aspx?dfpzone=general

See how one of our own designers, Anthony Allegrone, explores this realm of architecture and engineering in his own thesis development by clicking read more below.

Old Berkshire Athenaeum Project in the News

The historic Old Berkshire Athenaeum building, currently being restored by Allegrone, seeks to hold onto its past while embracing its future.

The Historical Commission is hoping a photo taken in 1886 of the historic building can be located and turned into a wall-sized mural to be hung inside the main entrance of the restored building.

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View of the skylight, above, has been hidden for years.  Photo by Ben Garver, Berkshire Eagle.

Read Berkshire Eagle article, including details of the restoration being completed by Allegrone, here:  http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_25463724/image-published-1886-book-eyed-old-athenaeum-project

Read More Date: Apr 2, 2014 Posted in: Press Work in progress Tags: old berkshire athenaeum

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