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General Electric to break ground on Fort Point headquarters in May

2018 opening scheduled

General Electric will officially break ground on its 2.4-acre headquarters in Boston’s Fort Point on May 8.

Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh are expected to be the guests of honor.

The three-building complex will involve the company spending about $200 million to renovate two existing warehouses on Necco Court and construct a 12-story addition with a dramatic solar veil.

The corporate campus will include what GE has dubbed “maker space” for employees, tech startups, students (both university and high school), and locals; a community work lounge; space for conclaves and presentations, never mind ample laboratories; and an employee cafeteria.

The whole thing is expected to open by the end of 2018.