The first renderings of General Electric’s new Boston headquarters in Fort Point have arrived, courtesy of the architect, Gensler.
The plan is to restore two historic buildings that belonged to NECCO candy a construct a 12-story structure. A bridge and pedestrian walkway will connect the trio – or in GE terms the “campus”.
This “campus” will include a maker space for GE employees, tech startups, students, and community members. There will also be a work lounge and ample laboratories in addition to what will undoubtedly be a delicious cafeteria.
The 2.4 acres campus will no include a parking garage for its some 8—employees relocating from its Connecticut HQ. They are trying to encourage workers to bike, walk or take public transport t he office. They’re going for an environmentally friendly complex with solar power and greenery on the roof. Construction is set to start at the end of this year with everyone moved in by the end of 2018.