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Big Pier 4 Condo Will Include 'Sea Steps' to Waterfront Park

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Lead developer Tishman Speyer is out with fresh details for its luxury condo on the waterfront site of the old Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant. Recall that the firm, which controls such New York landmarks as the Chrysler Building and much of Rockefeller Center, is making its biggest foray ever into Boston with the 100-unit complex and has taken on China's two biggest insurance firms to boot as partners in the project.

Now we know some more detail about what the Pier 4 complex will actually look like. It is due to be nine stories and 118 feet high; there will be 16,800 square feet of ground-floor retail and a two-level underground parking garage; and, finally, a half-acre plaza "with a sculptural water feature," according to the Herald's Donna Goodison, as well as tables and chairs for performances or dining. The most interesting feature of the SHoP Architects design is the so-called sea steps in front of the condo building, which will descend to the Harbor Walk and lead ultimately to a one-acre waterfront park with a stage. There also appear to be sea steps that, in fact, lead right to the water. Neat. Tishman Speyer wants to commence construction before the year's out.
· Developer Unveils Pier 4 Condo Design [Herald]
· Developer Plans for Luxury Condos, Park on Site of Anthony's Pier 4 [Globe]
· China's Two Biggest Insurers Now Own Most of Pier 4 Project [Curbed Boston]
· Our Mind-Boggling Reveals archive [Curbed Boston]

Pier 4

140 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA