BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equity Office announces the completion of the second phase of the South Station’s restroom renovations – the new men’s restroom is complete and commuters will be able to use the new restrooms starting Monday, February 17, 2014. Additional security and signage will be in place to direct commuters to the new area, which is located at the site of the former women’s restroom.
The new accessible men’s restroom fixtures will increase from 14 to 18, with all of the modern amenities of an airport-quality restroom. This is an important step in the renovation of the 115-year-old South Station, which is an historic landmark.
“The construction team at South Station is proud to deliver the newly renovated men’s restroom. We thank commuters and travelers for their patience,” said Mark Smith, Market Managing Director, Equity Office. “Once the entire project is complete, we look forward to new era for South Station in which commuters and travelers experience a high quality shopping, eating and dining environment, to enhance their experience while traveling through this landmark travel hub.”
CVS/pharmacy began construction of its two-level store complete with a two-story escalator and elevator, with a planned opening in June of 2014.
Gilbane Building Company has been contracted to carry out the landlord improvements in South Station. Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946.
South Station is located in the heart of Boston’s major business district and serves as the major downtown commuter rail station. It is a hub for the MBTA, Boston’s primary public transportation system, and a main stop for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Service. It is estimated that 130,000 travelers pass through South Station each day.
Equity Office (www.equityoffice.com) is one of the largest commercial property owners in New England with more than 9.5 million square feet of space in the region, and with a portfolio encompassing approximately 70 million square feet of Class A office space under management in superior locations throughout the country. Equity Office is an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, a pre-eminent global equity firm providing significant financial strength and long term stability.