On January 15th, 1919, 2.3MM gallons of molasses (13,000 tons) burst from its tank swamping the North End and Charles River with a wave of thick muck moving at 35 MPH, killing 21 people. A fire boat was brought in to wash the streets with sea water. It is said that the Harbor was brown for 6 months.

Interesting stats from the PAST month: (sublease & direct – in all cases temp space excluded) from Mass Ave to the Seaport, South End to North Station.

  • 127 spaces hit the market as available in the subject area equating to ~1,600,000 SF, mostly due to: 51000 SF @ 75 Arlington; 52588 SF @ 2 Ave De Lafayette; 164605 SF @ 31 St. James; 95000 @ 5 Necco; & 58313 SF @ 125 Summer and ESPECIALLY 777 Congress Street, a 650KSF office building now under construction; 
  • 70 spaces cameoff the market equating to ~450,000 SF, mostly due to 33209 SF @ 2 Seaport; 19150 @ 3 CP; 28379 @ 200 Clarendon; 25979 SF @ 225 Franklin;
  • Total Availability (direct & sublease) ticked up smartly with the recent activity, now at ~18.9 MM SF.