121 Seaport is situated in the heart of Boston’s booming Seaport District, across from District Hall and Seaport Square Green. Its three-story lobby faces Boston Harbor and opens onto Harbor Way, an expansive 70-foot-wide pedestrian retail promenade that will be located between 101 and 121 Seaport with 20,000 square feet of tree-lined open space.
Designed by CBT Architects with landscape design by Copley Wolff Design Group, 121 Seaport’s distinctive design will enhance the area’s architectural landscape, maximize the skyline visible from Seaport Square Green, and reduce solar heat gain when completed in the first quarter of 2018.
Copley Wolff Design Group’s design of the streetscape integrates with the Seaport Square Master Plan Guidelines. It contains a permeable precast unit paver strip along the curb edges, large tree pits with structural soil, aeration, and concrete paving. Because the Seaport District is essentially a new neighborhood, the alignment of pedestrian walks and planted corridors is carefully designed between parcels to create a cohesive pedestrian system.
Harbor Way, a 70-foot-wide pedestrian retail corridor located in between 101 and 121 Seaport, will serve as a connector between the northern Seaport Square parks and southern residential parcels. Copley Wolff Design Group’s design features plantings, seating, and generous open spaces for future programming at the adjacent east and west retail markets.
The transit-oriented project location is adjacent to the MBTA’s Silver Line, and walking distance from South Station. It offers 270 indoor bicycle parking spaces, 275 underground parking spaces, and is a block away from I-93 and I-90 access ramps. The neighborhood has blossomed with retail options just steps away, including SoulCycle, Starbucks, By Chloe, CVS, Blue Hills Bank, Shake Shack, the ICA, Yo! Sushi, Equinox Gather, Chipotle and Ocean Prime.
Landscape Architect | Copley Wolff Design Group
Architect | CBT Architects
Developer | Skanska
Image Credit | Skanska USA