Copley Place Expansion Public Art Project Kicks Off
Apr 30, 2014
The Art Subcommittee for the Copley Place Retail and Residential Expansion held its first meeting on Tuesday, April 29 in Back Bay.
The Art Subcommittee, which includes members of Boston's art and design community, is working to procure a public art piece to be located on the Southwest Corridor near its terminus at Dartmouth Street. The developer of the Copley Place Expansion committed $1 million for the artwork as part of the community benefits negotiated during the project's Article 80 review process.
The artist will be selected by an RFP process. The artwork will offer a major contribution to Boston's public realm, and is expected to be completed by the end of the project's construction.
Prataap Patrose, BRA Deputy Director of Urban Design, is a member of the Art Subcommittee.
The Copley Place Retail and Residential Expansion includes a 54,000 square foot addition to the existing Neiman Marcus store, 60,000 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space, and a residential tower with 542 units.