Going Even Greener and Leading the Way

October 19, 2016

Post Office Square is mitigating 100% of its electricity footprint with renewable energy under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement, partnering with MIT and Boston Medical Center, to purchase all of the output from Summit Farms, a solar project in North Carolina. It is the largest renewable energy project ever built in the US through an alliance of buyers and in aggregate, the expected 146 gigawatt-hours of emissions-free power per year will result in the abatement of 119,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — the equivalent of removing 25,250 cars from the road. Learn more about the project here.

Norman B. Leventhal Park receives the 2014 ASLA Landmark Award

September 29, 2014 | The American Society of Landscape Architects

Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square illustrates what can happen when a visionary idea is realized through excellent design. Enormously popular from the day it opened, this 1.7-acre park is often credited with jump-starting Boston’s downtown revival. Built on the roof of a 7-level underground garage, it continues to be a model of public-private cooperation and stands as an exemplar of contemporary design in harmony with its urban surroundings. The Park at Post Office Square has become a model for center city parks in the 21st century, cited by designers, public advocates, municipal officials and educators, alike.

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Press Release: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2014 Professional Awards and Student Awards today. The awards honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications and research projects from across the U.S. and around the world…

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Norman Leventhal Park Dubbed a ‘Great Public Space’

June 12, 2014 | Boston Magazine | By John A. Keith

Not only is it praise for the park; it’s the recognition of a lifetime of contributions from one of Boston’s great visionaries.

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16 of Greater Boston’s Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Parks

April 15, 2014 | | by Tom Acitelli

‘Tis finally non-horrid weather and what better way to kick back than inside one of our region’s bucolic wonderlands? And we’re not talking the Boston Common (or the Cambridge Common, for that matter, or any common) or the Public Garden. We’re talking the Hub’s lesser-known urban oases…

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Free Fitness Classes To Return In June

February 5, 2014 | Boston Magazine | by Melissa Malamut

We all know by now that Boston is consistently ranked in the Top 5 when it comes to “fittest cities” lists. One of the reasons that the honor is bestowed upon our historic city (a city that the New York Times recently said was “sparkling,” calling it, “… one of the most successful urban renaissance stories in modern American history”) is because of our incredible number of free fitness classes held in the summer months. While we hope all of the options return for 2014, we can confirm on this snowy Wednesday that one park offering free classes is already on the books.

Post Office Square will once again host its free fitness classes starting in June…

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APA Recognizes 2013 Great Places in America

October 4, 2013 |

The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods, 10 Great Streets, and 10 Great Public Spaces for 2013 through the organization’s national program, Great Places in America.

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My Love Affair with Post Office Square

June 12, 2013 | The Voice of Downtown Boston | by Emily Mahlman

I’m having an affair with Norman Leventhal . . . or at least, with his namesake park in Post Office Square. I had been in a committed relationship with the Common, but as the weather improves, it gets crowded. Occasionally, I get a painful reminder (in the form of a Frisbee to the head) that I am not the only woman in its life. So I started looking, if not for greener pastures, at least for a new patch of green where I could relax and enjoy the urban outdoors this summer. I found it downtown.

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Boston’s Best People Watching

October 27, 2010 |

Boston truly is a melting pot, with people of all types out and about on a daily basis. In a walking city like this, you can stop and people watch just about anywhere. But there are some spots where different worlds collide, making for prime people watching.

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America’s Best City Parks

November 2009 | Provided by Forbes for Yahoo Travel

There’s a unique sense of peace and quiet to be found in the middle of some of the country’s busiest places.

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Post Office Square’s Cushion Code of Honor

September 3, 2009 |

Visitors to the park place the free cushions back after using them.

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