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Mayor Menino Celebrates Groundbreaking at 101 Seaport Boulevard in the Innovation District

Sep 15, 2013

Today Mayor Thomas M. Menino alongside representatives of Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers  broke ground on Seaport Square’s first office tower, 101 Seaport, a $126 million, 17-story, 440,000 square-foot office tower with 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail targeting LEED® Gold certification. The tower is located at the southeast corner of Seaport Boulevard and Boston Wharf Road in Boston’s Innovation District. “Today’s groundbreaking for Skanska’s 101 Seaport is one more substantial stride forward for the Innovation District,” Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “This project secures the neighborhood’s reputation as a hub for entrepreneurs and forward-thinking companies to expand, and for our residents to enjoy. 101 Seaport, and its anchor tenant in PwC, represents the leadership in innovation, sustainability, and business that have become synonymous with the City of Boston and our business community.” “We are beyond excited to start construction on 101 Seaport, a building that will provide the Innovation District with both an energy efficient, convenient, and comfortable workplace, as well as a destination for prime retail opportunities,” said Shawn Hurley, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development in Boston. “Skanska is honored to add to South Boston’s transformation. With its elegant design and highly sustainable features, 101 Seaport will not only enrich Seaport Boulevard’s streetscape, but also create a strong connection among South Boston’s economy, environment and community that will benefit the neighborhood for years to come.” 101 Seaport will also be the Boston headquarters for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a global company staking its future growth in the Innovation District. PwC will occupy 75 percent of the tower. Construction is scheduled for completion in October 2015, when 101 Seaport will add to the city skyline while providing its occupants with commanding views of Boston Harbor and the Financial District, which 101 Seaport’s tenants as well as the public will be able to enjoy from the building’s fifth floor roof terrace. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Skanska’s entire development team joined Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and 101 Seaport anchor tenant, PwC, with hardhats and shovels to launch the tower’s construction, and to celebrate the future of the Innovation District with the development of this up and coming, vibrant city block.   [gallery ids="11762,11754"]    

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