Mass Mutual’s Future Seaport District Campus RevealedJuly 11, 2018 - By The Real Reporter
BOSTON– Mass Mutual displayed architectural renderings of 10 Fan Pier Boulevard, a 17-story commercial tower located at Fan Pier in the Seaport District. The building will serve as the insurance company’s new Boston campus. It is expected to be completed by 2021.
Working with The Fallon Company, Mass Mutual’s aim is to develop a build-to-suit tower that will enhance the streetscape of the mixed-use neighborhood with a unique, undulating façade. The new tower will offer 310,000 square feet of waterfront commercial space including prime, ground-floor retail opportunities and a 5,900 square foot outdoor public plaza facing the marina. The tower design includes an architecturally striking rounded exterior wall, outdoor and rooftop terraces, and a distinct glass façade with faceted panels set in different planes to accentuate the building’s curvature and capture the shifting reflections of sunlight and shadow throughout the day. Designed by award-winning, Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects, 10 Fan Pier Boulevard’s curvature and tiered terrace levels add visual interest and fit harmoniously with the neighboring buildings at One Marina Park Drive and 50 Liberty Drive.
David Manfredi, Elkus Manfredi Architects CEO, elaborated on the effect of the design. “10 Fan Pier Boulevard provides a fresh perspective on commercial design in the Seaport,” extolled Manfredi. “The curvaceous façade adds visual interest to the neighborhood and beautifully draws inspiration from the movement and feeling of the harbor it reflects, a characteristic further reinforced by the building’s flowing landscape design and signature water feature, while mirroring the vitality of Fan Pier,” acknowledged Manfredi.
“We look forward to growing our presence in one of the state’s most exciting and vibrant areas and building our campus at Fan Pier, which will be a standout piece of architecture in the city,” extolled Roger Crandall, MassMutual Chairman, President & CEO. “Our location in the Seaport will offer our employees proximity to the city’s amenities, allow us to tap into its expansive talent pool and innovative spirit, and better position us to best serve our policy owners for generations to come,” added Crandal.
Spanning 21 acres and nine city blocks, Fan Pier encompasses three million square feet of commercial and residential real estate, ample public spaces, a world-class marina, dining and retail destinations, and direct access to a variety of transportation options on Boston’s waterfront.