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Boylston Street, Boston

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500 Boylston Street is a 1.3 million square foot Post-Modern building located in the Back Bay section of Boston and part of the city's High Spine, completed in 1989. It sits next to the landmark Trinity Church, Boston. It dominates the western half of the city block bounded by Boylston, Clarendon and Berkeley streets and St. James Avenue. It was designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson, with structural engineering by LeMessurier Consultants and MEP/FP engineering by Cosentini Associates, Inc. The construction project was managed by Bond Brothers. It cost $100,000,000 to build. The site contains approximately 137000sqft of land area, with approximately 500ft of frontage on Boylston Street.The first six floors are retail and small office space. Above that there is a 19-story office tower with Class A office space. It has approximately of office space. It has an underground parking lot for 1,000 cars that it shares with 222 Berkeley Street.MaterialThe structural design is made up of composite beams and girders supporting steel deck and concrete topping slab on a steel frame. The 25-story superstructure is founded on 6ft thick foundation mat bearing on clay. The 6-story low-rise is founded on spread footings, hold down piles (tension piles) and 24in pressure slab designed to resist a hydrostatic head of approximately 25ft. The parking garage is made up of slurry wall construction.
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  • The street is very nice. It allows a quiet walk while window shopping. Restaurants you tend the arm and you will be spoilt for choice. Do of course
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  • Great possibility to go shopping, furthermore it is a good connection to the Public Gardens and to the Prudential Center. 
  • A great street to visit when you visiting Boston. Many shopping stores from marshals to high fashion brands, you can find also coffee shops and restaurants and of course you can visit copley square, t...  read more »
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