Construction of One Marina Park Drive hit an important milestone Wednesday: the topping off.
A topping off ceremony is usually held to put the last steel beam in place. Due to wind gusts, developer Joseph Fallon held off hoisting the beam but celebrated the milestone nonetheless.
The 525,000-square-foot office and retail building under way on South Boston’s Fan Pier is one of the only buildings in Boston being constructed without a major anchor tenant. Fallon previously told the Boston Business Journal he will move his company, The Fallon Co., from the nearby World Trade Center to One Marina Park Drive.
The 18-story building is expected to open by 2010. According to a press release, One Marina Park Drive will be the only LEED-certified building to open in Boston that year. The building is being constructed by Turner Construction and was designed by Elkus/Manfredi Architects Inc.