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EQ Office has completed the repositioning of 179 Lincoln, a 1899-constructed Class A office building in Boston, MA.

EQ Office Polishes Up Repositioning for 1899-Vintage Shoe Factory in Boston

EQ Office has completed the repositioning of 179 Lincoln, a historic Beaux-Arts, Class A office building in Boston, MA originally constructed in 1899 as a shoe factory. Newmark is handling the leasing duties for the 221,474-square-foot brick-and-beam building.

179 Lincoln’s repositioning — completed by Atelier Cho Thompson, an award-winning women-and-minority-owned firm — firm transforms an underutilized lobby, a dark central core and common areas on each of its five floors. Atelier Cho Thompson worked to peel back 179 Lincoln’s interior facade to expose its earliest elements, including the property’s original terra cotta floors. In addition, providing a second life to many of 179 Lincoln’s structural and architectural features significantly reduced embodied carbon and allowed for the building to maintain its LEED Silver rating certification.

EQ Office, a US office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, also manages 399 Boylston, a 245,081-square-foot office building in the Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.


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