Located in the dynamic Seaport District, the new tower will offer 310,000 sq. ft. of waterfront commercial space and a 5,900 sq. ft. outdoor public plaza facing the marina.
(Elkus Manfredi Architects photo)
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) unveiled architectural renderings of 10 Fan Pier Boulevard, a 17-story commercial tower located at Fan Pier on Boston's Waterfront. The building will serve as MassMutual's new Boston campus, as the company expands its presence in the city and across Massachusetts. MassMutual is working with The Fallon Company to develop the build-to-suit tower that enhances the streetscape of the mixed-use neighborhood with a unique, undulating façade.
Located in the dynamic Seaport District, the new tower will offer 310,000 sq. ft. of waterfront commercial space including prime, ground-floor retail opportunities and a 5,900 sq. ft. outdoor public plaza facing the marina. The tower design includes an architecturally striking rounded exterior wall; outdoor and rooftop terraces; and a distinct glass façade with faceted panels set in different planes to accentuate the building's curvature and capture the shifting reflections of sunlight and shadow throughout the day.
“We look forward to growing our presence in one of the state's most exciting and vibrant areas and building our campus at Fan Pier, which will be a standout piece of architecture in the city,” said Roger Crandall, MassMutual chairman, president and CEO. “Our location in the Seaport will offer our employees proximity to the city's amenities, allow us to tap into its expansive talent pool and innovative spirit, and better position us to best serve our policyowners for generations to come.”
Designed by award-winning, Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects, 10 Fan Pier Boulevard's curvature and tiered terrace levels add visual interest and fit harmoniously with the neighboring buildings at One Marina Park Drive and 50 Liberty Drive. In addition to the curvaceous façade, the LEED-certified building will feature:
- A two-story lobby that serves as the entry point to the building, with 19,500-sq.-ft. commercial floorplates running up through the 12th floor;
- landscaped terraces offering sweeping views of Boston's Harbor located on the 13th floor and rooftop; and
- an elegant water feature designed by landscape architect Richard Burck Associates to mimic the crashing of waves, creating parallels with Fan Pier's waterfront setting, will be the central component of the outdoor space at ground level, located along the Harborwalk pedestrian path and across from the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Public Green on Marina Park Drive.
“10 Fan Pier Boulevard provides a fresh perspective on commercial design in the Seaport,” said David Manfredi, Elkus Manfredi Architects CEO and founding principal. “The curvaceous façade adds visual interest to the neighborhood and beautifully draws inspiration from the movement and feeling of the harbor it reflects, a characteristic further reinforced by the building's flowing landscape design and signature water feature, while mirroring the vitality of Fan Pier.”
Spanning 21 acres and nine city blocks, Fan Pier encompasses 3 million sq. ft. of commercial and residential real estate, ample public spaces, a world-class marina, dining and retail destinations, and direct access to a variety of transportation options on Boston's waterfront.
The new Boston campus is an integral part of MassMutual's plan to expand and reinvest in Massachusetts over the next several years, as announced earlier this year. MassMutual's headquarters will remain in Springfield, Mass., and the company is in the process of consolidating certain facilities in other parts of the country. The 167-year-old mutual life insurance company will be growing its operations in the Commonwealth, increasing its Massachusetts workforce by approximately 70 percent by adding 2,000 jobs in the state and investing nearly $300 million into the Commonwealth.
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