New Plaza Celebrates the Industrial Heritage of Fort Point
Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio teamed with developer Crosspoint Associates and Margulies Perruzzi Architects on the restoration and repositioning of three former warehouse buildings to create a vibrant dining and retail destination in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.
The design for Thomson Place thoughtfully incorporates features reflecting the industrial heritage of the neighborhood, from original timber beams salvaged from the buildings’ renovations, which were transformed into seating for the new pedestrian plaza, to new metal stanchions that recall the nearby Summer Street Bridge spanning Fort Point Channel. Halvorson designed the new plaza, with plantings, paving, catenary lighting and a custom wooden screen.
Thomson Place’s ground floor retail and plaza serve as a popular amenity for the growing number of office tenants located in the three buildings above.