Nitsch Engineering provided civil engineering services for the renovation and rehabilitation of the historic existing eight-story Burnham Building (formerly Filene’s), construction of a new 1.2-million-square-foot tower, improvements to the adjacent sidewalks along Summer and Washington Streets, and the creation of Shopper’s Park in Downtown Crossing. Millennium Tower Boston will be a 55-story mixed-use building with approximately 500 condos and apartments, as well as over 230,000 square feet of retail space. Millennium Partners assembled a team to stabilize the structure, replicate the original details, convert the upper floors to office space, bring the building to contemporary code standards, and design new elements as needed. Many details of the building, such as ironwork marquees and stone clad piers, were recreated after extensive research of the original building’s features.
We provided technical support for the filing of the Draft Project Information Report with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, utility design for building services (water, sewer, and storm drain), roadway grading design, layout of proposed curbline on Franklin Street, drainage design in Shopper’s Park, and permitting work through the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, the Public Improvement Commission, and the Department of Environmental Protection.