175 Federal Street - Boston, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos
N 42° 21.197 W 071° 03.401
19T E 330612 N 4691051
Quick Description: The upper 12 floors of the hexagonal high rise -- originally known as the Fiduciary Trust Building -- 175 Federal Street are supported by seven trusses atop 14 caissons in Boston, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2022 9:35:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM15GHG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 10

Long Description:

The majority of the structure originally known as the Fiduciary Trust Building, 175 Federal Street in Boston, Massachusetts, is supported by seven trusses atop 14 caissons. Of the 17 stories, the upper 12 floors cantilever over a narrow base.

Completed in 1977, the hexagonal office building's six sides are each different lengths. Designed by The Architects Collaborative (TAC), founded by Walter Gropius, had to construct a uniquely-shaped tower that respected property lines and avoided existing street layouts, underground utilities, and the MBTA subway tunnel below the 4-acre plot.

For some more details, see this white paper from LeMessurier Associates: "Beacon Builds Unique Trussed Building", May 1976

Address:
175 Federal Street
Boston, Massachusetts


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