PHOTO ESSAY

Another look at the evolution of the Seaport District

Piece by piece, Boston’s newest neighborhood is coming together.

From the nearly-finished elliptical glass tower at 121 Seaport Blvd. to the half-built Pier 4 where Anthony’s once proudly stood to the massive Echelon Seaport housing development now rising from the ground, the vision of a key stretch of the Seaport is fast becoming reality.

We went inside — high above and down to the foundation — to get a look at the building that goes on every day, even as construction workers in hard hats are increasingly joined by office workers in dress pants, and the growing number of people who call the Seaport home.

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The tower cranes and cement trucks that seem to have taken up permanent residence along Seaport Boulevard eventually will move onto another part of town. But for now, it’s a fascinating place to watch a remade section of the city come together, in real time.

For a previous photo essay on the Seaport’s growth, click here.

The curved window vista interior view of 121 Seaport.
The curved window vista interior view of 121 Seaport.
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BOSTON, MA - 5/02/2018: Under construction a Seaport block: elevator shafts rise above the construction site of Echelon Seaport (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC
Elevator shafts rise above the construction site of Echelon Seaport.
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BOSTON, MA - 5/02/2018: Under construction a Seaport block: a laser light is reflected onto the floor of a Pier 4 condo room where a wall will be constructed marked by construction worker Scott Johnson. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC
A laser light crosses the floor of a Pier 4 condo room, where a wall will be constructed, marked by construction worker Scott Johnson.
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BOSTON, MA - 5/02/2018: Under construction a Seaport block: on the left is Pier 4 condo and office tower, ICA , Goodwin Bld , 121 Seaport and PWC. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC
From left, the Pier 4 condo and office tower, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Goodwin Building, 121 Seaport, and PwC’s building.
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BOSTON, MA - 5/02/2018: Under construction a Seaport block: Pier 4 condos are reflected onto the Pier 4 office tower (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC
The Pier 4 condos are reflected onto the Pier 4 office tower.
David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

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