Ground Broken On 100 College—& A Rebirth
(6/17/2013) New Haven Independent - Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. brought out the shovels Monday morning to a shut-down stretch of the Route 34 Connector, marking the groundbreaking of a new, 11-story building called 100 College Street. The building marks the first phase of Downtown Crossing, the city’s effort to stitch back together neighborhoods torn apart by an urban-renewal-era highway to nowhere.
Alexion will be the anchor tenant inside developer Carter Winstanley’s $100 million building, to be built inside Route 34 between College and York streets. The company hosted the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning in a white tent amid the just-started construction east of the Air Rights Garage.
The move marks a homecoming of sorts for the company, which was founded in 1992 by Leonard Bell, a Yale Medical School graduate and professor. Bell started the company in a small space at Science Park, moved to Cheshire in 2000, and plans to return in 2015 when 100 College Street is ready...
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