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Bond holds topping-off ceremony for the renovation of Harvard’s Longfellow Hall

Bond, an Everett-based construction management firm whose specialties include academic projects, said that it recently held a topping-off ceremony for the 15,000 square-foot renovation and 5,000 square-foot vertical expansion of Longfellow Hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The Longfellow project is the third major step in the school’s master plan to develop a more cohesive campus centered on Appian Way, a Cambridge street near Harvard Yard, Bond said; the project will enable the school to relocate off-campus research activities and programs onto the campus. According to Bond’s press release, the Longfellow project should be completed in December.

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Originally built in 1929, Longfellow Hall is named after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a 19th century poet known for such works as “The Song of Hiawatha.”

“Given the facility’s historic nature and its prominence in the heart of Harvard Square, a rigorous quality control program will ensure the preservation of ornate building interiors throughout construction,” Bond said in its release.

Bond said it has completed several projects for the university, including projects at Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall and Harvard’s Northwest Laboratories.

Academic projects are a specialty for the firm.

Separately, Bond said it recently marked the groundbreaking for a renovation-and-expansion project of the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex at Stonehill College in Easton.


Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.