Site work has commenced at the Winthrop Square Tower project in Boston’s Financial District. The 53-story tower will deliver 500 luxury condominium residences, restaurant and retail space. The highly-anticipated development will continue to elevate Winthrop Square as the locale for modern, luxury living.
Towering High into the Boston Skyline
At a whopping 691 feet in height, the Winthrop Square Tower will be the fourth tallest building in Boston, just behind the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences at 742 feet, the Prudential Tower at 750 feet, and the John Hancock Tower at 790 feet.
The project includes a mix of complementary uses including residential, commercial office, civic space and retail/food uses. Residential units will be housed on approximately 26 floors.
The lowest four floors occupy most of the 47,874 square-foot site and contain amenity space, conference space, food and beverage/retail space and the “Great Hall”. The Great Hall includes a civic assembly space for approximately 350 people.
The project includes up to five levels below grade for residential vehicle drop-off and pick-up, and valet-assisted parking. The proposed shared parking plan for the garage takes advantage of the availability of residential spaces during the daytime on a weekday use by office commuters. The sharing of parking spaces will be facilitated by valet operation of the garage.The proposed supply of project parking for up to 550 vehicles is consistent with the goal of minimizing dependence on auto travel.
Improving the Public Realm
The project is comprised of a thoughtfully-assembled mixed-use building with complex and diverse functions that engages the public realm and has the power to drive significant pedestrian activity on the street during the day and evening hours.
The central public feature of the project is the “Great Hall”. Located at grade, the approximately 12,000 square-foot grand space passes entirely through the site, connecting Winthrop square and points west to the Financial District and points east. The mission of the Great Hall is to be a space for the public and provide the operations structure and architectural scaffolding to accommodate and implement a variety of programmed educational, civic, performance and cultural experiences to the public.
The project also includes numerous public realm improvements including the recreation and expansion of the landscaped and pedestrian areas of Winthrop Square.
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