Boston – The Shed at DivcoWest’s Cambridge Crossing was topped off on June 4. The 43-acre, 4.5 million square foot mixed-use development will consist of 11 acres of open and green space, 2.1 million square feet of state-of-the-art science and technology space, neighborhood retail and 2,400 residential units, alongside 2,500 existing units, all at the intersection of Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston.
Shawmut Design and Construction hosted the topping-off ceremony.
Designed to foster community connections and to be a gathering place, The Shed is a stand-alone retail building centrally located at the heart of Cambridge Crossing and is surrounded by The Common.
The project consists of two buildings connected overhead with a glass canopy that will cover an outdoor plaza. Designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, it will encompass a consistent theme of transparency and connectedness using metal, glass, and cedar to seamlessly blend together the built environment, with surrounding green and open spaces that will include a waterway with granite blocks (reused from the 150-year old seawall excavated at the site), a picnic grove with grills available to the public, and outdoor games like bocce ball.