2020 Jan 02

Boston Globe on Pier 4

Summer 2019 saw the completion of Reed Hilderbrand’s urban waterfront landscape, Pier 4, created with Tishman Speyer, SHoP, and Elkus Manfredi. Boston Globe writer Tim Logan reflects on the historic pier’s former identity, as home to Anthony’s, once one of the nation’s highest grossing restaurants, and discusses ongoing efforts to improve public waterfront access in the Seaport. The landscape comprises a plaza, elevated lawn, and a dramatic interpretation of Harborwalk, which steps down to the water beside the ICA but also lifts up at the end of the pier to frame views downtown and out into the Harbor.

Principal Eric Kramer communicates our intention to “create a space apart from the bustle of the city.” Tishman Speyer selected Reed Hilderbrand to create a leading example of development meeting Boston’s Chapter 91 code, a legislative condition that requires all new waterfront developments allocate half of site for public access.

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