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Image:Fred Clements

The Viridian

Like many other cities, Boston currently experiences a densification of its urban core. The effect of this is clearly visible in Fenway Park, which used to be a predominantly low-rise district. The contrast between the 20-storey Viridian, named after a chrome green pigment, and its two-storey neighbours is indicative of the scale of the transformation which is taking place there.
Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners have carefully mitigated this shift in dimensions by dividing up the building into smaller volumes. Moreover, by including programme which benefits the community, they have ensured that the building becomes an integral part of the neighbourhood.