Posts Categorized: Building updates

118 Acquires Terra Cotta Sculpture by Sharon Townshend

One of three sculptures selected for the windows on each floor above the entrance to 118 on Congress Street is Caryatid II, by Maine sculptor, Sharon Townshend. It was originally shown at the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire. “My work has always been inspired by nature, both in the free-standing terra cotta sculpture and the many public art relief murals I have made for Maine schools and libraries. When I work with clay I am part of an […]

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Open Houses Sat. and Sun. Feb 7 & 8. 11 AM-2 PM

Stop by the Open Houses: Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 between 11 AM-2 PM. Don a hard hat and check out the design features and quality of construction of 118. On schedule for Spring delivery. Experience the amazing sense of light and volume created by 10 foot ceilings, 8 foot doorways and the huge 7 foot Unilux windows that are German designed and imported. Drywall is going up and the concrete between stories and flooring materials are down. Talk with […]

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Nichiha Exterior Panels Going Up

Nichiha was chosen to create a customized color scheme that ties in with the Congress Street streetscape and also provides a state-of the-art innovative moisture management system. Nichiha makes fiber cement Architectural Wall Panels (AWP) in a wide range of textures, colors and finishes. The fiber cement core, clip installation system, and sophisticated drained and back-ventilated moisture management system give the AWP a distinct advantage over most traditional rain screen materials. In addition, these panels ensure there will be no rotting, […]

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What makes air conditioning and heating “state-of-the-art”?

What is a “state-of-the-art” energy efficient system? The heating and cooling at 118 will be provided by a Variable Refrigeration Flow (VRF) System.  A refrigerant solution will flow to each unit, providing either heating or cooling at any time, on demand.  The returning refrigerant will be “tempered”, i.e. heated or cooled as necessary by a system of heat pumps on the roof.  This is one of the most energy efficient ways to mechanically heat and cool a building available today. In addition, the […]

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Open Houses Sat. and Sun. Jan. 24 & 25. 11 AM-2 PM

Stop by the Open Houses: Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 between 11 AM-2 PM. Don a hard hat and check out the design features and quality of construction of 118. On schedule for Spring delivery. Experience the amazing sense of light and volume created by 10 foot ceilings, 8 foot doorways and the huge 7 foot Unilux windows that are German designed and imported. Drywall is going up and the concrete between stories and flooring materials are down. […]

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Will I hear my neighbors?

The developers of 118 have gone to extremes not seen before in Portland to assure privacy between floors, where the greatest challenge to controlling sound transmission in condominium buildings exists.  Sound between floors is of two types:  noise that travels through the air, including voices, music, TV, etc. (which is also a concern between units that are side by side) and pounding sounds, primarily neighbors walking on the story above.  Sound through the air is controlled by insulation and isolation, […]

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Open Houses Sat. 11-2, Sun 1-3

First 118 tours in 2015 this weekend. Stop by the Open Houses: Saturday, January 10 from 11 AM to 2 PM and Sunday, January 11 between 1-3 PM. Don a hard hat and check out the building for yourself. With 10 foot ceilings, 8 foot doorways and huge 7 foot Unilux windows , the feeling of space and volume is amazing.  Drywall is going up and the cement and flooring materials are down. Talk with broker Ed Gardner and the developers (also your […]

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Munjoy Hill Artist Lin Lisberger Selected for 118 Lobby Sculpture

A wood sculpture by local artist Lin Lisberger has been commissioned for the lobby of 118. Lin’s work first caught the eye of the developers when she had a solo exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum just down the Hill on Congress St. Lin works as a wood carver and each sculpture is from a native wood. Themes include vessels, knots, bridges and ladders. Although the final design is yet to be confirmed, the creative process as seen in this […]

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Organize beautifully with California Closets

At 118, buyers have the ability to customize five storage areas: mudroom, laundry room, walk-in closet, guest and office closets and the pantry. California Closets has partnered with 118 to offer special services, discounted prices (20% off) and a full array of products, including some complimentary accessories. One of their most experienced designers, Kristin McGrath, has become familiar with every storage area in the 118 homes and has created some initial designs for each. Kristin is already meeting with each […]

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First-Friday Open House & Hard-Hat Tour—Sunday, Dec. 7 too

Friday, December 5 from 2 to 5 PM, stop by the Sales Center to see the progress! Head into the building where the drywall is already going up. Watch the sun set over the city through the humungous windows. Enjoy some wine and tidbits before heading forth to take in the festivities of Portland’s First Friday. East End Artists and MECA have their Holiday Sales opening night. On Sunday, there will be hard-hat tours and an open house from 11 […]

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