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Boston Financial Center

For our visit to the institute of Contemporary Art Boston we took, from our car-parking outside Boston the underground to the South station in the financial centre of Boston.

Boston has an attractive mixture of historical building and modern high towers.
Contrary to for example Philadelphia the mixture in Boston is a pleasant combination, where old and new architecture make each other more attractive. Boston is proud of his history but also with a focus on the future of the city.
Boston one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture

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125 Summer street
Developed in 1989, the building is directly across from the South Station Transportation Center. The 22-story building features more than 464,000 s.f. of Class A office space. The building has 24/7 manned security enhanced by surveillance cameras and a key card access system. The building features nine passenger elevators, a freight elevator and two garage elevators. The HVAC consists of two 600-ton chillers and a constant air volume box system on each floor. The building features a subterranean parking garage with more than 290 spaces.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the building represents one of the premier contemporary interpretations of Boston's architectural heritage. The dramatic atrium lobby features marble floors in an intricate pattern, polished marble and cherry millwork walls with glass vision lights and marble wainscoting. The building features views of Logan Airport, the seaport district and the Back Bay. (http://www.loopnet.com/)

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One Lincoln Street
Also known as State Street Financial Center, is a skyscraper in Boston, Massachusetts on the edge of both the Financial District and neighborhood of Chinatown. Completed in 2003, it was built using Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) guidelines. Standing at 503 feet (153 m) tall, One Lincoln Street is the 16th-tallest building in Boston. The skyscraper has a five-level underground garage that provides parking for 900 cars.[1] It contains 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 square meter) of office space. It was designed by TRO Jung Brannen. During the topping off ceremony Mayor Thomas M. Menino stated "One Lincoln will be a tremendous addition to the City and will become a signature gateway to the Financial District", The skyscraper is also the headquarters of the State Street Corporation. (wikipedia)

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