This 148,580 SF high-rise tower includes 180 shared suites and micro-studios, and is Boston’s first major inclusive living development. All units come furnished and receive complimentary weekly cleaning with fresh linens, towels and a replenishment of bath amenities. The inclusive experience also provides residents with Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a regular calendar of curated social activities. The 14-story building has a large first floor amenities area along with a fifteenth story roof top penthouse and deck overlooking Boston.
The site is extremely tight and directly adjacent to the Whole Foods Market loading docks which remained open throughout construction. The foundation consists of 110’ +/- 16” precast piles with pile caps and grade beams. Steel was erected with a tower crane. The exterior is made up of metal panels, curtain wall and punched windows erected from hydro-mobiles.
7INK and the Ink Block community are walking distance to several public transit and bikeshare stations, giving residents multiple options for public transportation, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red and Silver Lines, as well as South Station’s trains and buses. 7INK also includes a bike storage room with capacity for 180 bikes complete with a bike build and repair station. Additionally, 7INK is one of the first buildings in the city to be built with no parking.
7INK is certified LEED Gold. Green features such as water conservation systems, low-VOC materials in paints and carpet, sustainable construction and design materials, energy-efficient building systems, and waste reduction were implemented. During construction, the team recycled 95% of waste, diverting 2,600 tons of concrete and brick from landfills. The building is reducing indoor water usage by 20%, landscape water usage by 30%, and overall energy consumption by nearly 15% with the use of alternative energy sources and renewable features.
7INK was the proud recipient of Project of the Year from the Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter at 2023’s Mark H. Hasso Project Excellence and Scholarship Awards Program.
Elkus | Manfredi Architects
2023’s Mark H. Hasso Project Excellence and Scholarship Awards Program - Project of the Year; National Association of Home Builders Best in American Living Awards Program - Platinum/1st Place for Innovative Housing & Best in the Region / North Atlantic; Future House Award for Affordable Housing, Social Housing & Community Living, Global Design News/Chicago Athenaeum; INT Interior Design Award, Residential Interior Design; World Interior News Awards, Finalist, Residential Interiors