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Huge Center Plaza Renovation Moving Forward in Boston

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority late last week signed off on a major $25,000,000 renovation of the hulking, three-building Center Plaza office complex overlooking Government Center in the city's downtown. What's in store for the more than 710,000-square-foot, crescent-shaped behemoth?

Owner Shorenstein Properties and architect CBT Architects plan to add lobbies and passageways between all three buildings as well as plunk atop the whole thing a 21,000-square-foot penthouse for more office space and a rooftop garden (see the top rendering). Some 9,400 square feet of ground-floor and mezzanine-level retail and restaurant space are also expected as are improvements such as a publicly accessible elevator and better lighting. Work is slated to start this year.
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· Our Construction Watch archive [Curbed Boston]