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Boston's 'Pregnant Building' to Give Birth to Glass Atrium With Farm-to-Table Restaurant

A distinctive office building near South Station will get a pretty expansion

100 Federal St.
100 Federal St.
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A uniquely shaped building in downtown Boston that is affectionately referred to as the "pregnant building" will get a new appendage, according to the Boston Business Journal. Boston Properties has received design approval from the Boston Civic Design Commission to add a glass atrium to the 100 Federal St. tower; it will accommodate retail and kiosk space, plus a "farm-to-table restaurant." No further details are available yet on the restaurant, but more than 20 renderings of the atrium were provided to the Design Commission and show a sneak peek of a number of sitting and dining areas, as well as a kiosk that says "Farm to Table."

Boston Properties will now seek approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the addition. The atrium, which will face Congress and Franklin Streets, will also house a nearly 9,000-square-foot winter garden, along with large television screens.

Perkins + Will, a global architecture firm, designed the proposed addition for the building overlooking Post Office Square. The project will also include exterior landscape, which will be the work of Mikyoung Kim Design, as the BBJ reported. Perkins + Will is the firm behind the idea for Floatyard, a floating residential development in Charlestown. Mikyoung Kim has a number of other Boston projects in the works, including 888 Boylston in Back Bay (outside of the future home of Eataly) and Pier 4 Plaza in the Seaport.

Eater has reached out to Boston Properties for further details, and any updates will be provided when they are available.