Collaboration between CBT Architects and Skanska USA accelerated construction of an elliptical building that distinguishes itself in Boston’s booming Seaport District.
As part of Autodesk’s annual AEC Media Summit, Skanska hosted a panel discussion and site visit to the 121 Seaport building on May 4. Approximately 65% complete, the 17-floor, 400,000 sq-ft building that sits on a 50,000-sq-ft retail base is Boston's only elliptical tower, according to Skanska. Targeting LEED Platinum certification, the project is expected to be completed next spring. The combination of building in a Federal Aviation Administration flight zone and over a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit tunnel marks a first for Skanska.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.