Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently joined with developer Millennium Partners to welcome First Wind to its new 35,877sf headquarters at 179 Lincoln Street in downtown Boston. First Wind is the largest supplier of wind-generated electricity in New England, with working wind farms in Maine, New York, Hawaii and one in construction in Utah.
Mayor Menino said, “It is only fitting that this renewable energy company has come to Boston and selected an energy efficient award winning historic building to call home.”
Initially constructed at the end of the nineteenth century, 179 Lincoln Street occupies a full city block overlooking the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. It contains 220,000sf in its five stories and is situated approximately two blocks from South Station. Since being acquired by Millennium Partners-Boston in 2006, the building has undergone a dramatic transformation and is now equipped with modern interiors, upgraded building systems, a new entrance and lobby, and below-grade parking.
In addition to having been awarded the LEED Silver Rating, it was recently honored by the Boston Preservation Alliance with its 2009 Preservation Achievement Award for the Best Adaptive Use of Historic Industrial Space.
“As the largest wind energy producer in New England, moving our corporate headquarters to Boston is a perfect fit,” said Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind.
“We are very pleased that First Wind has chosen 179 Lincoln Street as the base from which to continue its clean energy initiatives that are so important to our future,” said Anthony Pangaro, principal of Millennium Partners-Boston. “The building stands as a symbol of historic preservation, environmental innovation and energy efficiency, and is exemplary of the concept of transit-oriented development—a perfect fit for the mission of First Wind.”