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One Lewis Wharf

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1982, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Off Atlantic Ave.

This small office building for a law firm capitalizes on its harbor site. The three-story structure is marked by brick and precast concrete on the Atlantic Avenue facade, but its focus is on the harbor side. Here, a light-framed glass grid is punctuated by sunscreens providing a degree of energy efficiency during all seasons. On the third floor, a deck overlooks the harbor, but the building's low height permits adjacent Lewis Wharf condominiums and apartment houses to share the waterfront views.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "One Lewis Wharf", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-WF10.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 80-80.

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