World Trade Center Avenue

Streetscape Plan


  • Massport


  • Klopfer Martin Design Group (KMDG)
  • omloop

The Challenge

Boston’s Seaport District is the fastest growing area in the city, but a superlative public realm is lacking that connects destinations. The elevated World Trade Center Avenue connects the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to the harbor, but as a right-of-way the street’s identity is underwhelming and car dominated.


Improvements to the street right-of-way removes barriers, calms traffic and facilitates pedestrian movement while a continuous arcade brings varied architectural scales into greater coherence.

The Results

Individual developments along the corridor are translating design objectives on a parcel-by-parcel basis rather than advancing a singular aesthetic.

Urban connectivity diagram

Site Plan