The Echelon Seaport development is currently the largest ongoing construction project in the city of Boston, and when completed in the year 2020, it will represent the most spectacular luxury development ever initiated in the city. At that time, there will be 733 residential units available, with 448 of them being luxury condominiums. The development will also include 125,000 ft.² of restaurant space and a landscaped piazza sized at 19,000 ft.². There will also be at least 285 other apartments offered to the public for lodging.
The buildings which comprise the Echelon development, will have a number of very appealing amenities and features which are sure to appeal to potential tenants and buyers. In addition to having a full-time doorman, concierge, garage parking, and valet parking, there will also be strong security in effect at all times, so that residents can feel safe at all hours. There will be three outdoor pools, a resident fitness center, a yoga studio, an indoor basketball court, a fire pit, a club level lounge, and private dining. When coupled with the most modern interior accompaniments, these luxury dwellings will provide all the comfort and enjoyment that any tenant could possibly ask for.
On top of the spectacular construction techniques and the magnificent amenities, this development is situated ideally in the rapidly growing Seaport District of Boston. That puts it just a few steps away from the area's finest waterfront restaurants, Boston's financial district, and the beloved Harbor Walk. The architectural firm behind this magnificent project is Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), a firm which has developed some of the world's tallest towers and longest spans.
There are two main residential towers featured in the Echelon Seaport development, which are cleverly designed to allow for the inclusion of 48 terraces across the residential apartments. A wide variety of materials and details have been built into the community structures, so as to evoke dynamism, yet to retain a unified character which identifies it as a superb modern neighborhood.
The overall design of the project has a strong commitment to community activity, with the main entrances of the towers facing an interior piazza, connecting them to a whole network of pedestrian walkways and streets between them. This was intentionally designed so as to encourage more foot traffic, and to allow for such activities as farmer's markets, volleyball games and tournaments, and ice-skating in the cooler season. The entire neighborhood includes a number of roof gardens, playgrounds, courtyards, and parks, adding to the beauty of the community and to the city of Boston as a whole.
KPF architectural firm has projects all over the world, and some of these are among the most impressive and modernized developments in their respective countries. With offices in New York, London, San Francisco, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, and Singapore, the company is truly global in its reach, and well-represented in terms of its major construction projects in the great cities of the world.
Well respected for their commitment to strengthening urban areas and promoting sustainable environments, KPF is also recognized as a firm that routinely achieves commercial success with their development strategies. Virtually every construction project undertaken by KPF has served to inspire the community where it is constructed, while also being a genuine reflection of that community spirit.
The architectural firm works closely with clients to ensure that all the best features which exploit and enhance regional resources are taken into account. When fully completed, the Echelon Seaport development will represent another of KPF's finest achievements, and will undoubtedly become a fixture in the Boston landscape for decades to come