Boston, MA Samuels & Associates alongside Suffolk Construction, celebrated another pivotal moment in the development process of Parcel 12 with a topping off ceremony of 101 Mass Ave., the project’s life science and office tower. The event celebrated trade members and Local 7 Ironworkers who made the complex feat of engineering possible.
Project teams had the opportunity to sign the last beam, commemorating their work and leaving their mark one on Boston’s most transformational projects in four decades.
“We are excited to be one step closer to completing a project that will bring countless benefits to the Back Bay and Fenway communities. We believe in creating active and vibrant spaces that add to how residents and visitors experience the area, and this project strives to do exactly that,” said Abe Menzin, principal & executive vice president of Samuels & Associates. “This milestone was made possible by the remarkable skill and hard work of the team on the ground, and that’s why it was important for us to celebrate the workers who made this all happen.”
Approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency in 2019, the transformational project establishes a destination at the Newbury St./Mass Ave. intersection, improves the pedestrian and bicyclist experience, upgrades the MBTA bus station and subway headhouse, and creates over half an acre of publicly accessible open space consisting of a civic plaza and an elevated landscaped plaza. The project also offers a world class approach to sustainability and positive economic impact, including: 2,750 permanent on-site jobs spread among the office, retail, restaurant and hotel uses, and 1,100 construction jobs. CarGurus is the anchor tenant for the commercial office space and citizenM has been named as the hotel operator.