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Opinion

paul mcmorrow

Seaport is rising, but not from tech

Goodwin Procter’s impending move from State Street to the Seaport District is a big win for Boston’s burgeoning waterfront. But the white-shoe law firm’s decision to jump across Fort Point Channel to a custom-built tower at Fan Pier also clarifies an important truth: The innovation economy will not single-handedly transform the Seaport’s acres of parking lots into a sparkling new neighborhood.

After numerous false starts, the Seaport’s promise is starting to be realized. Buildings are rising, enabling the construction of new city blocks that have languished on the drawing boards for years.

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