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10 World Trade Garners Media Coverage

Press outlets are abuzz about the future campus at 10 World Trade in Boston’s Seaport, a bold new lab and office tower with a focus on public amenities and climate resilience.

Press outlets including Metropolis, World Landscape Architecture (WLA), BLDUP, Boston Business Journal, Boston Real Estate Times, and Banker and Tradesman have recently featured the 550,000-SF life science and office building and site, designed by Sasaki, which will soon break ground in Boston’s Seaport District.

An article in Metropolis lauded 10 World Trade for its resilient design and plans to return the ground level to the public realm, citing Sasaki’s longtime involvement in resilience planning with participation in efforts like the Sea Change Boston exhibit, Boston’s Climate Ready Boston study, among others. Sasaki principal and chair of architecture and interior design Victor Vizgaitis, AIA said, “Both the lobby and infrastructure that you usually see at ground level are raised. But the lower portion of the building, defined by structural arches, is a civic space open to all 24/7.” The building aims to provide a gateway to the Seaport District and weaves into the area’s urban fabric. “How do you protect the district while not cutting people off from the water’s edge?” asked Zachary Chrisco, PE, a Sasaki principal and civil engineer who was involved in preparing Climate Ready Boston. Among the many public and private entities involved in 10 World Trade, he says, “there’s the common goal of trying to protect the neighborhood.” Metropolis went on to praise the building’s “sweeping geometric forms” as an antidote to the monotony of the district’s new construction. Read the full article in Metropolis.


An article in World Landscape Architecture focused on the interconnected architecture and landscape design of 10 World Trade, an approach which “prioritizes the public realm and creates an opportunity to reinvigorate the design of movement corridors within the Seaport,” according to Philip Dugdale, Sasaki senior associate in landscape architecture. Bound by busy roadways on all sides, the elevated World Trade Center Avenue connects the convention center to the waterfront. Originally envisioned as a transport artery for freight and passenger traffic arriving at Commonwealth Pier, today World Trade Center Avenue is an important pedestrian connector serving the entire Seaport District. By incorporating a 27-foot grade change into a network of public spaces, creating an uninterrupted public plaza under the building, and blurring the boundaries of architecture and site with strategic plantings, 10 World Trade aims to create a welcoming contrast to the existing hardscaped urban condition of the Seaport. Read the full article in World Landscape Architecture.

In the Boston Real Estate Times, also appearing on the site BLDUP, Barry T. Hynes, Managing Director at leasing office JLL, called Ten World Trade “nothing short of a model for the future of an urban multi-use campus. From visible branding opportunities for its anchor tenant to a public realm that both creatively enhances the tenant experience and creates opportunities for a wide range of arts, culture and community activations, this building will be an asset to the entire Seaport.” The tower, which breaks ground in Q4 2021, will be among the first in the region to achieve a SmartScore Certification, as well as planned LEED Gold, WELL Gold, WiredScore Gold and SITES Gold certifications.

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