198 Hanover Street

Boston, MA

Client

Charter Realty

Program

5,500sf, 1.5 story retail / restaurant development and plaza in Boston’s Historic North End facing the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Solution

Positioned between the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and Boston’s Historic North End, 198 Hanover Street is a gateway between the new and old in Boston. The design will meld the existing North End influences with the modern open feel of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, bridging the historical gap.

The building’s façade will feature glass and steel, positioning 198 Hanover as the window to the North End. The exposed brick wall of the adjacent building can be seen through the glass – creating a visual connection to area’s history – underscoring the building’s role as a transitional space between Boston’s past and its future.

198 Hanover will attract visitors from the freedom trail, the North End, and the Greenway – inviting them to linger at the site’s shops and restaurants. The large brick plaza along Cross Street will give tourists and residents a place to stop for a quick outdoor lunch, plan afternoon activities, and admire the sights and sounds of Boston’s historic North End.