Bulfinch Crossing

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Bulfinch Crossing
One Congress
Bulfinch Crossing is located in Boston
Bulfinch Crossing
Location within Boston
General information
StatusPre-Construction
TypeOffice, Retail
Coordinates42°21′46.3″N 71°03′30.6″W / 42.362861°N 71.058500°W / 42.362861; -71.058500Coordinates: 42°21′46.3″N 71°03′30.6″W / 42.362861°N 71.058500°W / 42.362861; -71.058500
Named forBulfinch Triangle
GroundbreakingSummer 2019
Construction startedLate 2015
Completed2022 (est.)
Opening2022
Height
Roof520 ft (160 m)
Top floor528 ft (161 m)
Technical details
Floor count43
Floor area1,012,000 sq ft (94,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectCésar Pelli
Architecture firmPelli Clarke Pelli
DeveloperHYM Investment Group
Other designersCBT Architects
Main contractorTishman Construction
Other information
FacilitiesMBTA subway and bus station, Bluebikes dock, charging station, Zipcar, Maven, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Parking1,160 spaces
Website
https://bulfinchcrossing.com/buildings/one_congress
References
[1][2]
Bulfinch Crossing
Residential Tower
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeResidential, Retail
Named forBulfinch Triangle
GroundbreakingJanuary 24, 2017
Construction startedLate 2015
Completed2020 (est.)
Height
Roof480 ft (150 m)
Technical details
Floor count45
Floor area547,900 sq ft (50,900 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectPelli Clarke Pelli and CBT Architects
DeveloperHYM Investment Group
Other designersCBT Architects
Other information
Number of rooms423 (residential), 200 (hotel)
FacilitiesMBTA subway and bus station, Bluebikes dock, charging station, Zipcar, Maven, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Parking1,160 spaces
Website
https://bulfinchcrossing.com/buildings/residential_tower
References
[1][2][3]

Bulfinch Crossing (also known as the Government Center Garage Redevelopment) is a redevelopment project currently under-construction in Downtown Boston, United States. It will consist of two skyscrapers, a smaller residential tower, a low-rise office building, a hotel, and a low-rise retail building. Site preparation began in late 2015, and construction officially commenced on January 24, 2017. Construction is planned to last until 2020 on the residential tower. The high-rise office tower, One Congress, will start construction in 2019 and will open in 2022.[4]

One Congress[edit]

The primary building of the development is the 43-story office tower, which will feature a three-story lobby and high-end amenities.[5] The first four floors of the building will contain the lobby and a restaurant, with each floor containing 23,200 square feet. Floors five through ten will contain offices and parking, and each floor will contain 8,800 square feet. The remaining floors will contain offices, and each floor will contain 27,500 square feet. The building is planned to earn a gold level of certification through the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program.[6]

Some preliminary construction on the building is underway, but no major construction will begin until an anchor tenant is found. As in summer of 2018, developers of One Congress & Bulfinch Crossing have announced on Bulfinch Crossing's Twitter that construction will finally start One Congress in summer of 2019 and also announced that it will be opening in 2022.[7] In January 2019, State Street Corporation was announced to be the primary tenant in the new building.[8]

Amenities[edit]

The building will contain a fitness center, basketball court, rooftop garden, and several conference rooms. On-site parking is also available.[5][6]

Residential Tower[edit]

The second largest building in the development is the larger residential tower (sometimes called Residential Tower I by the developer), which is planned to be at least 480 ft (150 m) tall.

The tower was originally planned to consist of 486 apartments, but will now instead contain only 368 apartments and 55 condos. This change was announced in July 2017 when the developer decided to convert 118 apartments into 55 condos due to a slowing demand for luxury housing in Boston.[3]

Amenities[edit]

The residential tower will contain a fitness center, swimming pool, rooftop garden, clubroom, private kitchen and diner, yoga room, golf simulator, pet spa, concierge services and a sky lounge and terrace. On-site parking is also available.[5][9]

Other Buildings[edit]

Along with the two main towers of the development, four smaller buildings and a public square will be constructed. Along with these buildings, there will be nearly 4,132,500 sq ft (383,900 m2) in the entire development.

Residential Tower II[edit]

A smaller residential tower (officially named Residential Tower II), is being constructed alongside the rest of the development. It is planned to rise at least 299 feet (91 metres) and contain 28 stories. The tower is planned to be primarily residential, with 291 units. At least 8,400 sq ft (800 m2) of the building will be designated for retail use.[5]

Boutique Office[edit]

In addition to the main office tower, a smaller office building (officially named Boutique Office) is under construction; it is planned to contain at least 163,800 sq ft (15,200 m2) of both office and retail space. The building will rise 152 feet (46 metres) and will contain 11 stories. It is planned to have a private terrace for office workers.[5]

Retail Building[edit]

A retail building (officially named Iconic Retail) is planned to be constructed as part of the development project; it is planned to be situated across the street from the Boston Public Market and will contain four floors. The building is intended to house a flagship store, and will include an entrance to the Haymarket Square subway station.

Hotel[edit]

A 157 ft (48 m) tall hotel building is being constructed at the northern edge of the site, and is planned to contain at least 200 hotel rooms. Although the main use for the building is a hotel, at least 57 condominiums and 17,400 sq ft (1,600 m2) of retail space will be located inside the 14-story building.

Amenities[edit]

The hotel is planned to contain a ballroom, several meeting rooms, a rooftop bar, and a rooftop terrace.

Parking Garage[edit]

The Government Center garage will be mostly demolished, but over 1,000 spaces will remain as part of the new development.

In order to make room for the new development, the existing Government Center garage will be demolished. The garage was constructed in the 1960s as part of the Government Center urban renewal project; it contains 2,300 parking spaces. Due to the fact that the garage is entirely made out of concrete, it is considered to be an eyesore by many, along with the nearby City Hall building.[2]

At least 1,160 parking spaces in the garage are to be preserved to accommodate the new development, the spaces are planned to be placed inside of the new office tower.[5][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet Bulfinch Crossing". Archived from the original on 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Bulfinch Crossing". www.bldup.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-10.
  3. ^ a b "Developer of 45-story tower changes plans, will convert some apartments into condos - The Boston Globe". Archived from the original on 2017-10-22.
  4. ^ "Construction on six-building Bulfinch Crossing officially starts". Archived from the original on 2017-09-18.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Bulfinch Crossing - Overview". Archived from the original on 2017-04-28.
  6. ^ a b "Bulfinch Crossing - One Congress". Neoscape. Archived from the original on 2017-09-17.
  7. ^ "Huge Government Center Garage Project Is Just Getting Started". Archived from the original on 2018-02-08.
  8. ^ https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/01/23/state-street-new-deal-jumpstart-government-center-garage-project/Tgjr1yyEVDs8hiLQ25F76M/story.html?event=event25
  9. ^ "Bulfinch Crossing - Residential Tower". Neoscape. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22.
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-02-10. Retrieved 2017-09-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)