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General Electric’s Boston Headquarters: New Details Emerge on Fort Point Campus

Plans include new 12-story, glass building

Sign outside GE's Fairfield, Conn., headquarters
GE's current HQ in Fairfield, Conn.
AP Photo/Michael Melia, File/2016

General Electric has released new details about its future Fort Point headquarters via a filing on Thursday with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The details come only days after the company accidentally leaked a grainy rendering of the HQ (see below).

What, exactly, would GE like to do in Fort Point? The biggest addition would be a new 12-story, 293,000-square-foot building housing what the company calls a "vertical village." It would be sheathed in (what else?) glass and a would serve as a kind of outside-looking-in hub for hundreds of GE employees.

This building would represent more than half of GE’s 400,000 square feet of office space in Fort Point. All totaled, the company will take up 2.48 acres, which includes two existing brick warehouses that GE plans to renovate and 57,000 square feet of open space.

The city is still considering the plans and nothing is finalized.

In the meantime, up to 200 GE employees will start relocating to temporary offices at 31-44 Farnsworth Street in Fort Point starting next month. Their first official day of work is Aug. 22.