Facade Area

sq ft


Cambridge, Massachusetts



13 STORY ft

The new mixed-use building at 200 Main Street in Kendall Square, currently under construction, is an exciting addition to the area. Here are some key details about the project:

  • Location: 200 Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Design: The building features a bold architectural design with two stacked volumes offset at a 90-degree angle. The larger volume cantilevers to frame the open space below. This design complements the existing ensemble of buildings developed by MIT in the South of Main (SoMa) area.
  • Purpose: The 13-story building will house commercial laboratory and office spaces, as well as ground-floor retail opportunities.
  • Public Realm: The design emphasizes transparency and access, creating a generous public realm alongside the building. It encourages pedestrian and bicycle flow, enhancing the overall experience for visitors.
  • Identity: The building aims to assume a distinct identity, marking an important entrance into Cambridge and MIT.
  • Parking: 200 Main Street will include underground parking facilities, accommodating both long-term and short-term bicycle parking.
  • Recent Activities: The old Eastgate tower has been demolished, and construction of the below-grade parking garage is underway.

Image credits: Courtesy Elkus Manfredi Architects


Maureen McCaffrey (MITIMCo), Lynne Thompson (MITIMCo)

General Contractor

Moriarty, Winchester, MA


Elkus Manfredi Architects


Best of Design Award for Facades
The Architect's Newspaper, 2018

Design Award - Specialty Construction
USGlass Magazine, 2020


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