After sustaining extensive fire damage, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum chose to construct a new facility located on piles within the Fort Point Channel at Congress Street. The new museum continues to preserve and interpret the Boston Tea Party in a two-story bridge house located on a pier, and a 200-foot floating barge, totaling 18,700 square feet. The pier building contains a retail store, two re-enactment meeting rooms, and offices. Three historic replica ships surround the floating barge, which houses a museum on the first floor and a Tavern/Tea Room on the second level.
Nitsch worked directly with the Museum to design the building utilities. We provided permitting services including Chapter 91 with the Department of Environmental Protection, as well as filings with the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston Conservation Commission, Boston Transportation Department, and Boston Public Works Department. Nitsch also prepared an ALTA/NSPS land title survey.
Owner: Historic Tours of America
Architect: McManus Architects and Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Maritime Engineering: Childs Engineering Corporation
Permitting: Epsilon Associates
Construction Manager: Suffolk Construction
Contractor: Lee Kennedy Co.