Friday, February 3, 2017

WS Development taps New York's High Line architect for new Seaport promenade

The hallmark of WS Development's latest iteration of the Seaport Square master plan is a tree-lined wooden pedestrian promenade, dubbed Harbor Way, that will extend one-third of a mile from Summer Street all the way through to Boston Harbor. The thoroughfare will start with wooden steps at Summer Street, with a grand staircase taking pedestrians down the 24-foot elevation change into the neighborhood.WS studied the Seaport bringing on former Colliers International heavy-hitter Yanni Tsipis to lead the process. The company pursued a wholesale rethinking of the Seaport’s public open spaces and streetscape, something that’s been criticized as too cold, drab and full of concrete.

Tsipis on Thursday outlined WS Development’s idea for a new master plan of Seaport Square’s remaining 13 acres, which will eventually feature 10 new buildings and span millions of square feet.. . . more

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