Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard Framework Completed

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The Fallon Company, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Celebrate "Topping Off" of Fan Pier's Second Commercial Tower Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, local dignitaries and business leaders commemorate milestone with Boston iron workers at 21-acre waterfront development site, the country's largest privately-funded project BOSTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) The Fallon Company today celebrated an important milestone, as Boston iron workers raised the final beam to top the second commercial tower on its 21-acre, LEED-certified mixed-use development site, Fan Pier. The "topping off" ceremony officially completed the structural framework for Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard - one of two 18-story towers on Fan Pier that will serve as Vertex … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Red Bull Cliff Diving August 25th

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World Class Divers Return To Boston's Fan Pier Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series hits Boston Harbor on August 25 Press Release Courtesy of:  Red Bull Cliff Diving Ever fall from grace? How about from an 8 story-high platform? Back by popular demand, Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston for the second year to give Bostonians an acrobatically aquatic expo that's worth flying for. On August 25, eleven phenomenal athletes from across the globe will stop in America's historically renowned metropolis of mutineers to dive from the roof of ICA's iconic glass building, an urban cliff perched dramatically over Boston Harbor. Though the divers will visit Boston for the … [Read more...]

Fallon Co. Expands Seaport District Real Estate Rights on Northern Avenue

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Fallon snags rights to big Seaport lot By Greg Turner |  http://www.bostonherald.com Article Courtesy of:  Boston Herald Fan Pier’s Joe Fallon has landed development rights to an under-used South Boston waterfront site owned by the city between the Bank of America Pavilion and Harpoon Brewery. View Larger Map The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the one-year designation for the Fallon Co. at Thursday’s meeting, after the firm approached the city agency with a potential project in the works. Fallon wants to “pursue some of the existing demands that are out there in the commercial real estate community for new build-to-suit opportunities,” said Dennis Davis, the BRA’s deputy director for commercial leasing. The … [Read more...]

Vertex Builds Fan Pier Learning Laboratory and Collaborates with the Boston Public Schools to Enhance Science Education

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Vertex commits more than $1 million to support education for BPS students and to prepare teachers for new science education standards -Company dedicates 3,000 square foot learning laboratory at new Fan Pier headquarters to local community- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced a three-year, approximately $1.5 million collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to support a range of activities aimed at enhancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As part of the collaboration, Vertex will focus on two BPS high schools in South Boston – Boston Green Academy and Excel High School – where programs will aim to increase student participation … [Read more...]

Joe Fallon Building Boston Harbor Condominiums Construction Slated for Spring 2013

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A conversation with Joe Fallon Article Courtesy of:  Boston Business Journal by Thomas Grillo, Real Estate Editor Joe Fallon, president and CEO of the Fallon Co. Joseph Fallon, the pioneering Hub developer who is turning waterfront parking lots into gleaming glass office towers, is getting closer to putting another shovel in the ground at Fan Pier with construction of a 12-story condominium building on Boston Harbor. Fallon talked with Boston Business Journal real estate editor Thomas Grillo following the launch of MassChallenge 2012 at his building, One Marina Park Drive. TG: Give us an update on Fan Pier, the $3 billion district neighborhood spanning nine city blocks. Construction began last summer on two … [Read more...]

Fan Pier One Marina Park Drive Tennant MassChallenge Sees Red

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Russia aims to replicate MassChallenge start-up competition By Michael B. Farrell, Article Courtesy of:  Globe Staff MassChallenge, a Boston-based competition for early-stage entrepreneurs, will help Russia launch its own version of the program to foster start-ups. The organization will assist Russian entrepreneurs that are interested in taking part in this year’s MassChallenge contest, as well as lend its expertise to advise an existing business plan competition in Russia, according to John Harthorne, chief executive of MassChallenge. The nonprofit MassChallenge, which awards $1 million annually to young companies, received $100,000 from Russian Venture Company USA, the American investment arm of the Russian … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Cornerstone Institute of Contemporary Art Raises $25 Million

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ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future Article Courtesy of The Boston Globe | By Geoff Edgers The Institute of Contemporary Art, just five years after opening its first permanent home, is flexing its newfound financial muscle. The ICA will announce today that it has raised $25 million toward a $50 million campaign, the bulk of which will dramatically boost its endowment. That is an important step in stabilizing the museum’s future. The ICA opened an attention-getting building on Fan Pier in 2006, and it has since used innovative programming to spearhead a boom in regional attention to contemporary art. But it is working with an endowment of just $9.9 million, a figure dwarfed by the endowments at several other … [Read more...]

Fan Pier District to see Dramatic Changes in 2012

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The Departed: South Boston to Change Forever This Year Article Courtesy of:  Tom Acitelli You should stroll the South Boston waterfront sometime really soon. Then close your eyes at the end of your walk, and seal the memory in your mind. Because the area is about to change forever in one of those tell-the-grandchildren-how-a-candy-bar-cost-a-nickel ways. More than 1,700 apartments in several buildings on otherwise nondescript sites are expected to get under way in 2012, what could be, as The Globe's Casey Ross puts it, "the year the South Boston waterfront started to feel like a neighborhood." What's coming? · Seaport Square. 750 apartments in two 22-story buildings on a 3-acre site between Sleeper Street and Northern Avenue, … [Read more...]

Vertex’s decision to leave Cambridge Slingshots 30-year effort to redevelop Fan Pier

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Building in Boston back on track By Jerry Kronenberg  Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com The Hub’s long chilly commercial real estate market began showing signs of warming up in 2011, with major projects from Eastie to Southie either publicly announced, under construction or completed. “We’re in pretty good shape,” Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade told the Herald. “We broke ground on 1,000 units of housing (in 2011) — and the last time we did that was in 2006.” Meade sees June’s groundbreaking of Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ new headquarters at South Boston’s Fan Pier as perhaps 2011’s biggest achievement. Vertex’s decision to leave Cambridge and sign a $1.1 billion South Boston lease … [Read more...]

Seaport Square Project, Boston Innovation Center, Fan Pier & One Marina Park Drive Connect

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Boston is getting an 'Innovation Center' to serve as a hub for the Innovation District By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Boston's Innovation District will get a new building next year — the Boston Innovation Center — that could become the neighborhood's hub. It'll be built on land across Northern Avenue from the Institute of Contemporary Art, and not far from the MassChallenge's digs at One Marina Park Drive, the mostly-empty high-rise on Fan Pier. And the city officials nudging the project along seem to hope it will develop into something like Microsoft's NERD Center, which hosts dozens of community events each week in Kendall Square."We're not quite ready to talk about it," says real estate … [Read more...]

Vertex Arrives at Fan Pier

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City Celebrates Vertex Groundbreaking at Fan Pier – TK&A, Elkus Manfredi, and Turner Team Up Article Courtesy of: High-Profile Monthly June 2011 Boston – Mayor Menino and the BRA joined with Boston-based development firm, The Fallon Company, headed by President & CEO Joseph F. Fallon, today broke ground on Fan Pier’s second and third office buildings and the future home to the 1.1 million square foot global headquarters for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. This lease is the largest commercial lease in the history of Boston and with construction underway, it’s also the largest private sector construction project in the country. More than 1,000 construction jobs will be created as a result of this new project. Vertex currently has … [Read more...]

Karp, Buza, Hoar, Fallon, Fowler, Hynes & Menino Pivot on Vertex

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Spurring Growth on Boston’s Waterfront By SUSAN DIESENHOUSE - Article Courtesy of:  New York Times BOSTON — When Vertex Pharmaceuticals agreed this year to move into an as-yet-unbuilt waterfront office complex, it made history as the city’s largest commercial lease at 1.1 million square feet, with a rent of $72.5 million a year. But more important for the city over all, the huge deal has spurred growth and eased the way for financing other projects. The Fallon Company is developing the $900 million office and laboratory complex for Vertex on Fan Pier, across Fort Point Channel a few blocks from downtown. Vertex, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., also has leased 60,000 square feet in One Marina Park Drive, an office building … [Read more...]

NECN Fan Pier Video

NECN Video - Fan Pier Boston (NECN: This Week In Business) - Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, talks about why this week's groundbreaking for Vertex Pharmaceuticals is truly groundbreaking, record breaking and historic for the city and the waterfront. (TV Diner) - If it's new, TV Diner knows all about it! From Fan Pier, to the former Icarus space in Boston's South End, we found new chefs, and met up with old friends - on this week's incredibly delicious destination! Strega Waterfront & Nick Varano. (NECN) - The largest private sector construction project in the country is underway on Boston's Fan Pier. Paul Guzzi, President of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce joins NECN Business with more on … [Read more...]

Fan Pier News – Institute of Contemporary Art Revitalizing Boston’s Waterfront

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Contemporary and Boston, Opposites No Longer Article Courtesy of:  The New York Times - By JUDITH H. DOBRZYNSKI “There’s one thing I’ve heard over and over again here,” says Edward Saywell, the top contemporary art curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who is showing off works by Ellsworth Kelly, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman and other contemporary artists in his domain, including many new ones. “They say, ‘This can’t be Boston,’ and I say, ‘Yes, it really is.’ ” Big shows, love affairs and art all night. The people in Mr. Saywell’s tale are marveling at the museum’s new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, an airy 80,000 square-foot space that opened in mid-September, but they may as well be talking about the city … [Read more...]

Louis Move to Fan Pier: One Year Later

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A fan of Fan Pier: Retailer Louis says it’s doing well in once-remote section of city Boston Business Journal by Lisa van der Pool, lvanderpool@bizjournals.com Article Courtesy of:  Boston Business Journal A little over one year ago, high-end clothing retailer Louis left its well-established spot as the chic Grand Dame of Newbury Street, for a new building on Fan Pier. People openly wondered whether Louis’ customer base would make the transition across the city, to shop in a neighborhood known for its parking lots, not its fashionable ambiance. All the same, Louis’s owner, Debi Greenberg, who would not disclose revenue, said sales are moving in a positive direction, “Louis has captivated a new audience on the waterfront, while … [Read more...]

Fan Pier History

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History of Fan Pier in the 1800s, 1900s and 21st century. Fan Pier History Courtesy of:  Boston Harborwalk All of the land between the downtown waterfront and the residential neighborhood of South Boston was once under water. Today's South Boston Waterfront district, therefore, is entirely man-made, and this stretch of Boston boasts the largest acreage of filled-in land in the entire city (with the exception of Logan Airport). Fan Pier, the section closest to the downtown waterfront, serves today as the entry point for this fast-growing area. Over the course of the nineteenth century, South Boston gradually grew northward over the mud flats separating it from downtown, even as the downtown area spread into what was once the South … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Boston News – MassChallenge Finale!

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MassChallenge gears up for contest’s finale with start-up expo By Donna Goodison  |   Monday, September 12, 2011  |  Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Technology A Note From John Harthorne of MassChallenge from MassChallenge on Vimeo.John Harthorne, Founder & CEO of MassChallenge, talks about the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony 2011. Taking place at the BCEC on Monday, October 24 at 6:00 PM, we will give away a total of $1M to high-impact, high-growth startups from around the world. The general public can get an insider’s look at Boston’s start-up scene at this month’s MassChallenge Startup Showcase. The free Sept. 27 event at MassChallenge’s Fan Pier headquarters will include an expo and one- to two-minute pitches from … [Read more...]

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