On Thursday, July 15, 2021, hundreds of members of the building trades, representatives of the development and project teams, and even the Mayor of Boston packed into construction hoists and rode to the 33rd floor of the One Congress office tower. Against a panoramic backdrop of the Boston skyline, we celebrated the hard work of all the tradespeople who helped complete the vertical construction of the city’s newest skyscraper and hoisted a signed ceremonial beam in place atop the 600 foot building.
Designed by world-renowned architects Pelli Clarke Pelli and CBT Architects and interior design firm Gachot Studio, One Congress is becoming a new fixture of the Boston skyline, and will provide those who occupy the new Class A office space with breathtaking views of the city, the Boston Harbor, Financial District and the Charles River. One Congress will offer access to world-class amenities such as a 30,000 square foot, outdoor roof garden on the eleventh floor, over 30,000 square feet of fitness, wellness, food and beverage offerings, as well as an expansive bike facility and below-grade parking.
In her remarks, Boston Mayor Kim Janey recognized the importance of projects like One Congress in creating good-paying union jobs for Boston workers and tradespeople, and praised the efforts supported by HYM and its partners to recruit and train more women and people of color in union trade positions.
L to R: Oliver Carr (CEO of Carr Properties), Jeffrey Kanne (President and CEO, National Real Estate Advisors), Kenny Cooper (IBEW), Tom O’Brien (HYM Investment Group), Kristen Gowin (Boston Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association), Boston Mayor Kim Janey, Lou Antonellis (Local 103 IBEW), Mike Doucette (Iron Workers Local 7)
One Congress broke ground in June of 2019 and is expected to be completed January 2023. In January 2019, State Street Corporation, the Boston-based Fortune 500 financial services firm, announced that it would be relocating its headquarters to One Congress, occupying 510,000 square feet of the one million square feet that the building will offer.
Following the topping off, the construction team will continue to finish the glass exterior curtain wall of the building including the signature swoop that will rise to a point at the apex of the tower, and interior spaces will be finished and designed over the next year to prepare to welcome workers in 2023.
Situated at the epicenter of prime transportation options—three blocks from North Station, immediate access to the Haymarket MBTA Station (located on site), with proximity to Logan Airport, and I-93 and I-90, and featuring a 99-point Walk Score—the office tower embraces transit-oriented development and a multi-modal future. Likewise, One Congress’ proximity and accessibility to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and other iconic Boston neighborhoods that surround it such as the North End, Beacon Hill, and West End, provide a dynamic ground-level experience, making it one of the most sought-after places to work in the city.