ICA Teen Arts Program Honored at White House

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FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA HONORS THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON’S  OUT-OF-SCHOOL TEEN PROGRAMS AT SPECIAL WHITE HOUSE CELEBRATION Article Courtesy of:  Institute of Contemporary Art Eighteen-year-old Hyde Park resident Romario Accime and Jill Medvedow,  Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) were at the White House today, Monday, November 19, 2012, to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from First Lady Michelle Obama. The ICA was recognized for its effectiveness in developing leadership and life skills in teens by engaging them in a broad range of arts education programming. Chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations and 50 finalists, the ICA was … [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...]

Fan Pier Boston Destination for Summer Fun!

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Joe Fallon lines up films, cliff divers to show off area By Greg Turner |  http://www.bostonherald.com Fan Pier will have plenty of fanfare this summer. Developer Joe Fallon next month will launch monthly screenings of family-friendly films on the public green between One Marina Park Drive and the Institute of Contemporary Art. In August, he’ll bring back the Red Bull cliff-diving tour, a spectacle in which performers plunge off the cantilevered ICA building into the harbor 80 feet below. “The summer activities will only be getting better,” he said. Fallon has been trying to increase the “fun” at Fan Pier and make the area a destination as his nine-block development continues. Past attractions include the Cirque du … [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...]

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...]

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 Fanfare Feeds Boston’s Economic Hopes

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Joe Fallon on Fan Pier:  “If we weren’t going to get going I was gonna jump... (in the harbor).” Some of the 1,000 new construction jobs created by Boston's Fan Pier development (Curt Nickisch/WBUR) BOSTON — It was the sort of event that almost made you forget the recession ever happened. Sharply dressed bankers and developers, the mayor and governor took to a stage under a big white party tent with balloons and band lights. In front of them, a row of shovels and a neatly shaped pile of sand. When Matt Emmens, the CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals stood at the podium, he said he’s been to many groundbreakings before. “For those of you that haven’t,” Emmens said, “let me give you a clue. We like biomarkers in our business. The marker … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Boston News – The Fallon Company

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The Fallon Company breaks ground at Fan Pier for 1.1 million s/f Vertex Pharmaceuticals global headquarters Article Courtesy of:  New England Real Estate Journal Boston, MA The Fallon Company, headed by president and CEO Joseph Fallon, broke ground on Fan Pier's second and third office buildings and the future home to the 1.1 million s/f global headquarters for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. This lease is one of the largest commercial lease in the history of the city and with construction underway, it's also one of the largest private sector construction projects in the country. More than 1,000 construction jobs will be created as a result of this new project. Vertex currently has approximately 1,300 employees in Massachusetts and expects to add … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Boston “What’s Going On?”

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What’s Happening There? – Fan Pier Courtesy of:  One In 3 Boston - by Michael Nichol When you work in government and live in Boston, one of the most popular questions you get asked is, “What is going on with such-and-such project?” Usually it’s about the old Filene’s space in Downtown Crossing or a new high-rise going up somewhere in town and sometimes it’s even about the renovations at Fenway Park. Well, since construction is building towards the ‘better Boston’ that will be lived in, worked in and run by the OneIn3 readers of the present, a recurring column providing updates on these projects would be helpful. So read along and pass on to your friends so we all have a better understanding of exactly what the Boston of tomorrow will … [Read more...]

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