Positioned at the tip of Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, One Canal is located in the emerging Bulfinch Triangle Historic District. The graphic identity is a contemporary expression of the mercantile canal around which the historic neighborhood was developed over 200 years earlier. Soft fluid shapes in shades of blue are contained within a simple numeral one, the property’s address. A colorful glass ‘lantern’ helps establish a welcoming gateway to Canal Street. Inside, a warm palette of oxidized and polished bronze creates a sense of elevated comfort while referencing the site’s industrial past with stenciled cut-through numerals.
Designed to engage long views up the Greenway, a tracery of decks and bays wraps the 12-story building to dissolve the interior/exterior boundary. The upper levels feature 310 luxury apartments, each with high-end finishes and open living areas. Amenity spaces are distributed throughout the building and include a state-of-the-art fitness center, courtyard community space, pavilion firepit, and a rooftop pool and movie screening space.
A contemporary residential address rooted in place
A new urban landmark at the head of Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway