Dudley Municipal Building project hits building milestone, moves on to next stage of construction
Surrounded by elected officials, community activists and members of the building trades, Mayor Thomas M. Menino celebrated the raising of the final piece of steel on the Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square.
Monday’s ceremony represented a major milestone for the $115 million Dudley Municipal Building, which is expected to be completed by January 2015. With the final beam in place, workers will begin the next phase of construction for the new community space.
“What’s happened in this neighborhood and what will continue to happen is one of the things I’m most proud of,” Menino said. “But our work is far from done. From the beginning our goal has been simple: bring more people and economic life to historic Dudley Square. And that is a job that never ends.”
Upon its completion, the Ferdinand Building will house an estimated 500 municipal employees from the Boston Public School Department and will include open space for student work, school events and community gatherings.