Boston’s Newest Crossroads — The Exchange at 100 Federal Street

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35ft x 16ft LED Wall Seen from Congress Street


Boston Properties contacted us when the Exchange at 100 Federal Street was being designed with a goal of putting a large video screen in a space that was planned to be a new civic destination for the Financial District. The space was envisioned to be used for a variety of events and needed technical infrastructure flexible enough to support any size activation.

We went to work putting together a plan for the technology they would need to host events in the space. It’s now open to the public and fast becoming a landmark in Boston’s Financial District.

Perkins + Will were the architects and Turner Construction built this beautiful atrium space in the Financial District across from Post Office Square Park. We worked closely with State Electric to install the 35 foot x 16 foot video wall made with 157 Absen 3.9mm LED panels. AVFX also integrated a multimedia controller and audio system to support the outstanding visual impact.

McNamara • Salvia, structural engineers on the project, poetically described the new space:
“Designed as the shining new heart of Boston’s Financial District, the Exchange at 100 Federal Street is a structural steel and glass pavilion that will function as a public gathering and event space, delivering a contemporary addition, responding to the form of the existing 37-story, 1971 office building. This project highlights the benefits of collaborative design loops, integrating owner, design, and construction teams to activate a pedestrian commuter thoroughfare with a landmark structure.”

We also installed a large video wall in Boston Properties’ newest office building at 888 Boylston Street, but it’s modest by comparison to the Exchange at 100 Federal Street.

Special thanks to Boston Properties for this great opportunity.

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