I had the unique pleasure of attending the ground breaking event for the Pierce in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston yesterday afternoon. The event was held at the Van Ness apartment building in Fenway on a high floor with panoramic views of downtown Boston. Mayor Walsh and Councillor Josh Zakim were in attendence and gave speeches geared toward the wonderful job Samuels and Associates (“Samuels”) has done, not just in regards to the Pierce, but on the overall redevelopment of the Fenway over the past 10-15 years. Samuels has been intimiately involved in transforming the Fenway into one of the hottest neighborhoods in Boston from a cultural, entertainment and livability perspective.
The Pierce ground breaking was quite a spectacle and not your typical “hard-hat” event that so many ground breaking events typically entail. It was catered by Tiffani Faison, who was a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef. Since then, she has come onto Boston’s restaurant scene by opening Sweet Cheeks and will soon be launching her new restaurant Tiger Mama in the Fenway. In addition to the food, attendees could also partake in some midday bubbly. Champaigne was hand-passed around the event as well (Why not?)
The Pierce deserves this high-end ground breaking. This 30 story glass tower will include over 100 luxury condominiums with unobstructed views in every direction (360 degrees). The lower portion of the building will include 240 rentals and 20,000 square feet of retail. Without a doubt, the Pierce will be considered one of Boston’s iconic condominium towers. The architect for the building is world-renowned Aquatechtonica, and if the renderings are accurate (which I’m sure they are), the Pierce is one sleek looking building!
Take a look at some of the photos of the event and the renderings for the Pierce…