The City of Neighborhoods Series: 69 A Street, Fort Point.
Boston is known as a city of neighborhoods. Each area with its own distinct history, architecture, and culture. Join us for the first of a new series where we present the challenges and successes of what it takes to build a new community through innovative building techniques.
The neighborhood between the Seaport and Southie is named Fort Point because it was where Fort Hill jutted out into Boston Harbor. When Fort Point was filled in, it became an area for industry and commerce through the 1800s. The neighborhood is dominated by late 19th and early 20th century industrial loft buildings which served as factories and warehouses for the Boston Wharf Company.
Please join Commodore Builders, McNamara-Salvia Structural Engineers, Margulies Perruzzi Architects and DBI Projects for a tour of 69 A Street in Fort Point. This project is a conversion of three adjacent parcels including a 3-story brick-and-beam rivet factory into the first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) building in Boston. During the tour you will see the sustainable innovations occurring in the construction industry as well as some of the challenges posed by building with these new materials and rehabilitating an existing structure.
Afterwards, join your hosts for a reception at Amrheins with appetizers and a hosted bar!
Brought to you by the AGC MA Sustainability Advisory Committee
Thank you to our Program Sponsor!