Building Tontine Crescent

Building Tontine Crescent

Tontine Crescent, a temporary plaza designed by Ground has been built along Franklin Street near Millennium Tower and its steps. This plaza of gracious crescent of curving buildings and impressive trees designed by Charles Bullfinch has been reclaimed from an extra wide roadway centrally located in Boston`s Downtown Crossing.

Millennium Partners—the folks behind spires such as Millennium Place and Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing—are working with the Boston Transportation Department and the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District on this “tactical plaza”.

Should Tontine Crescent initial success continue as is anticipated, it will be replaced by the real thing- a permanent park in the future.

Photo Credit to MP Boston

Source: https://boston.curbed.com/2018/8/7/17658036/downtown-crossing-plaza-franklin-street