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Historic Resources: What's next for the Hynes Convention Center?

HRC May 2022

Image: Jack Glassman AIA, LEED AP

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    Free and open to the public.

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    Knowledge Community



Cylinders of hope turning and yearning; what's next for the Hynes Convention Center?

Last month, the Baker administration proposed to sell off the underutilized Hynes Convention Center as part of a $3.5 billion economic development package partly funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. The Governor's proposal promotes affordable housing production and aims to prop up the Seaport area's BCEC flagship. In the Back Bay, neighborhood associations seek to retain a critical mass of convention and meeting space and to avoid new shadow impacts. In addition to our regular updates on current local and global events involving historic resources, our May HRC meeting is slated to include an informal discussion about the award-winning complex designed by Kallman, McKinnell and Wood (KMW) and completed in 1988, including its architectural merits and pivotal urban design contributions. Join the conversation!