MIT - NoMa Development | Cambridge, MA
Site 1 is pivotal in Kendall Square, surrounded on all four sides by important pedestrian and bicycle connections: This network of current and planned paths has shaped the public realm plan:
• north/south connecting North Plaza and Sloan School, from the neighborhood to the River
• north/south on Third with new retail corners
• east/west on Broad Canal Way to the new Triangle Park adjacent to the Canal with new retail liner east/west on Broad Canal Way with important new retail that can accommodate an urban grocer.
The open space consists of public streetscapes and a pedestrian corridor which will serve to make all facades of the building active and integrated with the neighborhood with seamlessness between first floor interior and exterior open space. The open space facilities are designed to enhance and expand existing facilities and expand networks of pedestrian and bicycle movement within the vicinity.
Architects: Elkus Manfredi Architects
Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates