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Think Ink. Groundbreaking Ceremony of Ink Block, former Boston Herald in the South End

Think Ink and Live South End Style at upcoming Ink Block mixed-use project that will be soon built on the former site of the Boston Herald.

Ink Block South End BostonToday was a very memorable day for all Bostonians as the former Boston Herald building in the South End is ready to be demolished for a new construction project. Despite the rainy day today, there was a full house at the Ink Block party this morning. Every one involved in real estate and new developments, state and city representatives, the Mayor of Boston, as well as media including Boston Herald employees celebrated together with the National Development the start of Ink Block's construction.

The audience was captivated as Ted Tye, a managing partner of National Development announced construction plans for Ink Block Project. The new mixed-use Ink Block will open a new chapter of South End neighborhood's history.  The project will thrive to restore residential life and bring great things to the area of Albany and Harrison Streets, as well as reconnect Chinatown and South End districts that are held apart by the extension of MassPike.

'Think Ink or Live life South End style' captures the lifestyle of the neighborhood - the people, the music, the art, the food, the character. The Residences will create a vibrant 18 hour street life on Harrison Avenue that will be highlighted by 50,000 sq ft of Whole Foods Market, said Ted Tye.

According to developer's plans, Ink Block will consist of 5 buildings, 3 of which will be residential apartments that will offer unique layouts, colors and finishes. There will be a green outdoor rooftop pool over the Whole Foods Market building. The common amenities will include business center, fitness center, outdoor living room, dog amenities, bike workshops and much more.

The trend-setting restaurants and shops on the ground level, and underground garage parking - all that will help to improve the pedestrian traffic and safety in the area, as well as deliver so much needed housing in the city of Boston.

A major supporter of new development projects in the city, Mayor Menino attended the ceremony where he signed the brick removed from Boston Herald building.

Nonetheless, there could not be a ceremony without Boston Herald employees this morning. Famous Boston Herald columnist, Joe Fitzgerald shared his love and passion for journalism and amazing years of work at the Boston Herald.

The new chapter of revitalizing South End neighborhood - Ink Block project - will proudly start construction work today.

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