Thursday, January 28th was a big day for HBI. After twenty years, the new design for the Hayden Building, H.H. Richardson's last surviving commercial building in Boston, was unveiled. The Ribbon Cutting was a celebration of Boston architecture, preservation, and the Chinatown neighborhood that the building resides in. It was all kicked off with a ceremonial blessing by local Chinese Lion Dancers, and proceeded into a speaking program, which featured Mayor Thomas Menino, local developer and leading donor, Ronald Druker, HBI Executive Director, Kathy Kottaridis and HBI Board President, Matthew Kiefer.
Afterwards, the newly completed rental units designed by CUBE Design + Research and constructed by Marc Truant and Associates, were open for touring. Those that stayed after were treated to dumplings that were served by local, Boston food truck, Mei Mei. It was a wonderful day, and we look forward to new tenants moving in really soon.
Photography courtesy of Craig Bailey, of Perspective Photo