The 401 Congress Street site (Parcel A-2) is a unique location in the Seaport. It sits at multiple crossroads: the multi-story intersection of Congress Street and World Trade Center Avenue; the gap between the lower Seaport and the Summer Street corridor; the crossing of pedestrians and interstate traffic; the coming together of multiple modes of transportation; the juncture of public realm and the commercial world. Massport, Boston Global Investors (BGI)’s development team, and Sasaki’s design team will work together to transform this parcel into a critical node of connectivity for the area—linking levels, modes of transportation, and the public and private realms.
The envisioned project rethinks the urban mixed use program to fully capitalize on the potential of the site—establishing a public realm that is not just usable, but active and energized twelve months a year. During the best days of summer it will be open and airy, and during the worst days of winter it will glow with greenery and warmth from within. It’s a design that will deliver an office product offering a truly different and captivating tenant experience.