A beautiful early summer morning set the stage for this year’s Associates’ Social Event, as the group of Arrowstreet associates boarded a riverboat for their Charles River Architecture Cruise. The two-hour cruise began by sailing through the Charles River dam locks, under Zakim Bridge, and into Boston Harbor for a view of the Boston skyline from the water. The tour-guide pointed out notable examples of both historic and contemporary architecture, including the Custom Tower, Rowes Wharf, and the Moakley Courthouse, sharing the architecture styles of the various buildings, interesting facts about the buildings’ construction, and pointing out details often missed by the general public. The tour also covered buildings currently under construction and refurbishment, including Commonwealth Pier (previously The World Trade Center), a project the Arrowstreet Graphics Studio is currently designing the signage for, making for a fascinating journey through Boston’s architectural past, present, and future. Back under the Zakim Bridge and through the locks, the riverboat re-entered the Charles River and past the Liberty Hotel (former Charles Street Jail), Hancock Building, and Prudential Building for the grand finale of the tour.
For more information about The Charles Riverboat Company Architecture cruise, you can visit https://charlesriverboat.com/tours/architecture-cruises/