New England Construction Completes Unique Hybrid Rock Climbing & Innovation Facility

Imagine climbing a 140-foot long, 22-foot tall bouldering wall….then scaling a 50-foot tall rock climbing wall that reaches the ceiling culminating in an amazing view of the Boston skyline.   This is just a taste of what the new Brooklyn Boulders Somerville brings to this once stagnant 38,000-plus square foot space near Union Square.   In early 2013, New England Construction was engaged as Construction Manager to bring this project to fruition for Brooklyn Boulders’.

The original Brooklyn Boulders, located in Brooklyn, New York, opened in 2009.  This unique rock-climbing, bouldering and fitness facility was designed by the Brooklyn Boulders team in conjunction with Arrowstreet of Somerville, MA as Architect and Vertical Solutions wall design and builders of Salt Lake City, UT.  The completed design culminated in a creation of an environment that boasts distinctive craftsmanship featuring the art and graffiti from the community including the Artisan’s Asylum, Inc. of Somerville, MA.

According to John D. Pignataro, President & COO of New England Construction, “Our team has been inspired by the craftsman, the artists’ vision and the talent that resides within the local community.  This was truly a collaborative effort that has culminated in an exceptional experience and a first-class construction project.”

Additionally, some of the amenities of the new facility include meeting space atop the 22-foot tall bouldering wall, a glass enclosed lounge with fireplace, 40-indoor bike parking spaces, state-of the-art cardio and fitness areas and locker rooms.  The modular spaces will feature “pop-up” shops for local artists, food vendors and the like.

“New England Construction has executed this project diligently and professionally.  It has been a refreshing pleasure to have such a strong partner in this project.” Chris Ryan, Chief Development Officer at Brooklyn Boulders. On Wednesday July 31, Brooklyn Boulders opened its doors to the first time, inviting the community in for four days of free climbing as well as live music, aerial art shows, food trucks, a street fair, craft workshops and more. Check out the full schedule at

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