Opinion | paul mcmorrow
Tech goes downtown
As Boston’s Innovation District fills up, developer Don Chiofaro is the winner
Don Chiofaro designed his International Place office complex to attract men and women who favor expensive suits and office space to match. Yet Chiofaro’s lobby will soon be full of something else: software engineers who prefer Levi’s to Zegna. The developer recently inked a major lease with PayPal, the online payment arm of eBay. The arrival of tech workers in the Financial District is a major coup for Chiofaro. And it signals some notable shifts in downtown Boston’s economy.