101 Arch Street is a 21-story office tower situated at the corner of Summer Street and Arch Street in Boston’s re-emerging Downtown Crossing area.
The project is comprised of two buildings, the Tower, built in 1988, and the original 1873 brick-and-beam Harvard Building. The Tower structure combines the authentic façade of the historic Kennedy’s Department Store building with a granite-clad modern structure adorned by a copper roof and two illuminated clocks in gabled ends. The tower also features floor-to-ceiling windows and highly efficient floor plans curated to accommodate both private offices and space for collaboration.
101 Arch Street remains the only building in Boston’s financial district providing direct indoor access to the MBTA’s Orange, Red, and Green subway lines. In 2019, the building was renovated to incorporate tenant amenity spaces, including a fitness center, conference rooms, and a re-designed lobby. 101 Arch Street is LEED Gold certified and has been awarded the Energy Star Rating annually since 2009.
101 Arch Street broke ground in October 1985 and was a joint venture between MetLife and Lincoln Property Company, where John B. Hynes III worked as Managing Partner through construction completion in May 1988. In 1990, the building was sold for $100 Million.