Banker & Tradesman
August 30, 2016
Skanska Commercial Development USA has submitted designs for its third office tower in Boston’s waterfront district: a 13-story, 298,700-square-foot building in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park.
The Drydock Avenue site is a gateway between the Seaport District and the marine industrial park, and the architecture contrasts with the modern office towers recently built in the Seaport District, according to a project notification form. The facade was inspired by the grid exteriors of warehouses, with industrial materials such as steel, weathered metal and wood under consideration for the lower levels.
“As a whole, this building will introduce a diverse architectural language to the Drydock District,” the submission states.
The Spagnolo Gisness & Assoc.-designed building would contain 211,700 square feet of office space, 8,400 square feet of ground-floor retail and three levels of parking. Retail would have entrances leading onto a 12,900-square-foot “urban plaza” while the office space would include an 11th-floor roof terrace and a penthouse-level roof terrace for tenants.