Just this week Boston Global Investors (BGI) and Sasaki presented the design for a new Seaport tower to the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC). The design was well received by the BCDC board and the project will next go into Design Committee.
At this initial presentation, BCDC praised the design for its uncommon form for both the Seaport and greater Boston. The inherent geometry and structure of the building are a distinct departure from box and podium tower design more typical of the neighborhood. The BCDC also appreciated the elevation of the ground plane, which lifts the building up to allow for public spaces to permeate in and around the base of the building.
With design development well underway, the tower is slated to begin construction in late 2020.
Excerpts from the presentation materials: