Fenway Center Phase II

Construction on the $1 Billion Fenway Center development includes a 90,000 square-foot air rights deck built over the Massachusetts Turnpike on a pile supported podium spanning Beacon Street and Brookline Avenue, the largest air rights structure built in Boston since Copley Place in 1980. Considered a model transit and sustainable energy-oriented development, the GOLD LEED certified Fenway Center project is directly adjacent to the Lansdowne Commuter Rail Station, as well as the Kenmore Square and Fenway Green Line Stations, providing lab and office workers with easy access to public transportation. This challenging project dramatically improves pedestrian connection between Longwood Medical Area, Fenway, Kenmore Square, Boston University and Back Bay neighborhoods.

This challenging project requires driven steel H-pile foundations and drilled micropile foundations between the existing Massachusetts Turnpike and directly adjacent to live MBTA Commuter Rails extending to depths of 250 feet below grade.  The project developer, IQHQ, selected J.F. White Contracting Company, Inc. of Framingham, MA (J.F. White) to provide both Construction Management and General Construction services.  J.F. White engaged GTR to provide project-wide geotechnical and structural design services including temporary earth support design, trestle design, drilled micropile design, dynamic pile testing and geotechnical instrumentation services.

Project: Fenway Center Phase II

Client: J.F. White Contracting Company, Inc.

Owner: IQHQ

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Year(s): 2020-23

Services: Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Services