Boston’s Seaport District is the fastest growing area in the city. However, the physical environment of iconic, large-scale buildings has few iconic public spaces that connect them. The elevated World Trade Center Avenue connects destinations between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Boston Harbor. Multiple developments are underway and the speed of the district’s transformation is impressive, but a superlative public realm on par with the architecture is lacking.
Consistent paving, plantings, street furniture, arcade and canopy provide protection and bring vastly different architectural scales and building styles into greater coherence.