Atrium with Restaurant Space May Be Coming to Downtown Boston
It looks like a brand new atrium could be built in the heart of downtown Boston--and it may include some restaurants.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Boston Properties is hoping to build a weather-protected glass atrium on the Congress Street plaza of its office tower at 100 Federal Street in the city's Financial District, with the structure including restaurant space and retail space, room for kiosks, and a winter garden. Bryan Koop, who is senior vice president and regional manager of Boston Properties, says the proposed atrium would "complement the outdoor space at Post Office Square Park and will be programmed with restaurants and events to bring a more active and lively streetscape to the base of the tower."
The atrium's design plans have been submitted to the city of Boston, though it is not known when any decision may be made on the proposal or when the structure could be completed (keep checking back for updates).
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