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PIUG 2007 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

Main | Program | Presentations (members only) | Accommodations | Travel

Monday, February 12, 2007 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Amgen, One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000, Cambridge, MA

Travel Information

This page include directions on getting to Amgen from the airport, by public transportation or by car, as well as parking instructions. In addition, see sections About Kendall Square and Area Restaurants in and Around Kendall Square.

Directions to Amgen

Amgen Center
One Kendall Square
Bldg 1000
Cambridge, MA 02139

Also see Yahoo! map.

Driving from Logan International Airport

Follow signs to Boston via the Sumner Tunnel through to Interstate 93 North; Take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive); to left immediately; go under underpass. There is a ramp on the left (Government Center/Kendall Square); go up the ramp, turn right and go over the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge. This becomes Broadway St. Take a right onto Third St then a left onto Binney St. Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.

Public Transportation

MBTA Red Line

Kendall Square is located along the MBTA's Red Line. Amgen-Cambridge Research Center is a five-minute walk from the Kendall/MIT stop.

Upon exiting the Kendall Square subway station, pass directly through the Cambridge Marriott Lobby. Walk past the taxi stands/valet service and cross the street. You will be on Broadway, make a left and walk up Broadway. Kendall Square and the Amgen Cambridge Research Center are two blocks down on the right.

There are banners and signs that indicate "Kendall Square" on several buildings. Take a right into the square, just after Pompanoosuc Mills Furniture store. This is the lower courtyard. At the end of the lower courtyard, there are stairs adjacent to Beantowne Coffee House. Take these stairs to the upper courtyard. Amgen is the building directly across from the upper courtyard stairs.

Shuttle Service

The Wave is a complimentary shuttle bus that runs between the Kendall/MIT T-stop, the Kendall Movie Complex (right outside the square) and the Cambridge Side Galleria. This is a convenient and dependable shuttle.

The Charles River Transportation Management Association is currently developing a North Station shuttle. This shuttle will run from the Kendall/MIT station to North Station. This service is expected to be on line by the end of November.

Public Parking

Directions to One Kendall Square Garage

From I-93 South - Take exit 28 (Cambridge/Storrow Drive) and bear to the right. Take a left at the lights and stay in the right lane. At the next set of lights make a right onto Nashua Street. The Museum of Science will be on your left. Take a left onto Land Blvd (at the second set of lights). Take a right off of Land Blvd. onto Binney Street. Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.

From Memorial Drive East - Take Memorial Drive to Land Blvd. Take a left off of Land Blvd onto Binney St. Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.

From Storrow Drive West - Take Kendall Square exit onto to Cambridge Street. Follow signs to Kendall Square. Go over the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge this becomes Broadway St. Take a right onto Third St then a left onto Binney St. Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.

Other Parking Facilities nearby - Technology Square Parking Garage, Cambridge Center Garage

For reference - Kendall Square is surrounded by the following streets: to the North is Binney Street, to the East is Fulkerson Street, to the South Broadway & Hamshire St and to the West is Cardinal Medeiros Ave.

About Kendall Square

Kendall Square is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, located around the intersection of Main Street, Broadway, Wadsworth Street, and Third Street. It is more recently famous for the number of biotechnology and information technology firms which have chosen to locate there, lured by the proximity of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus on the south side of Main Street.

Kendall Square has been an important transportation hub since the construction of the West Boston Bridge in 1793, which provided the first direct wagon route from Boston to Cambridge. The area became a major industrial center in the nineteenth century, and by the beginning of the twentieth century was home to distilleries, electric power plants, soap and hosiery factories, and the Kendall Boiler and Tank Company (from which the square takes its name). When the Longfellow Bridge was opened in 1907, it included provisions for a future rapid-transit subway link to Harvard Square and Boston (now the Red Line); Kendall Station opened in 1911. MIT moved to its new Cambridge campus, located south of Kendall Square between Main Street and Massachusetts Avenue in 1915.

Kendall Square is frequently confused with One Kendall Square, an office complex in redeveloped factory buildings about 1 km west at the intersection of Broadway and Hampshire Street.

Area Restaurants in and around Kendall Square

The Blue Room
One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Asian-accented Mediterranean cooking using wood burning grill with fine wine selection.

Legal Seafood
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
5 Cambridge Center Corner of 6th and Main
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Polcari’s Italian American Restaurant and Entertainment Complex is located at 300 Tech Square at Kendall Square, Main Street, Cambridge

Cambridge Brewing Company
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
One of the original brewery - restaurants in this country. This adventuresome spirit also plays out in our food where you will find exceptional burgers and creative pizzas alongside contemporary American offerings and the freshest seafood.

134 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA
The cuisine centers on Arabic influenced foods of the Mediterranean with a strong leaning towards Turkish.

Tommy Doyle's Pub & Restaurant
1 Kendall Sq Ste 100
Cambridge, MA 02139-1562
(617) 225-0888

Last update: 27 January 2007 / Qin Meng and Ric Snead

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