News | July 9th 2015

CBT, Skanska USA, and Mayor Walsh Celebrate 121 Seaport Groundbreaking

Today marked a significant milestone for the 121 Seaport project team as CBT, Skanska USA Commercial Development, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the groundbreaking of city’s newest office tower - 121 Seaport - a 17-story, 400,000-square-foot Class-A office building with two floors of retail - in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District. 

Shawn Hurley, executive vice president for Skanska USA Commercial Development, Mayor Walsh, and CBT's David Nagahiro spoke at the event and the 121 Seaport rendering was officially unveiled.

The design for the tower’s distinctive elliptical shape was created to enhance the area’s artistic architectural landscape, maximize the skyline viewable from Seaport Square Green and reduce solar heat gain.

“121 Seaport’s slender form, crisp and cutting-edge lines, and green values celebrate the innovative spirit of the neighborhood, while delivering a much desired bold new form in the heart of the Seaport District,” said David Nagahiro, Principal at CBT Architects. This bold new building will energize and engage with our city from street level to the skyline and serve as a catalyst for innovative design in seaport and beyond.”

Ideally located at the corner of Seaport Boulevard and East Service Road, 121 Seaport’s unique design is carefully choreographed to promote innovation and collaboration, and increase employee productivity in the workplace. This new highly sustainable building, which is targeting LEED® Platinum certification, will feature a number of amenities and open spaces that will further transform the neighborhood into a 24/7 live, work, play destination.

“I want to congratulate Skanska and CBT as they break ground on this unique office building on Boston’s waterfront,” said Mayor Walsh. “The development team has clearly put a lot of thought into making 121 Seaport a place where people get excited about going to work. Put that atmosphere together with the building’s sustainable features, and you get a truly unique development in one of the fastest growing areas of our city.”

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