New photos of Station 99; resilient power for a growing neighborhood

We recently photographed our work at Eversource Station 99 in South Boston, an electrical substation that services the rapidly-growing Seaport District of Boston. These photos are proof that even a utilitarian piece of public infrastructure can be successfully integrated into a neighborhood through thoughtful design and use of contemporary yet contextually-relevant materials. Sited on a coastal parcel, the enclosure also incorporates resilient features to ensure that the substation remains as reliable as it is attractive well into the future.

Our previous work in the area updated the Master Plan for the Raymond Flynn Marine Park and proposed both new building typologies and relationships between industrial buildings and the public realm. The Boston Globe’s recent Drydock Ave. project is a test case for broader changes at city’s marine industrial park by Jon Chesto highlights the first proposals developed around these guidelines laid out by Utile. This work is crucial for the city’s future because of its ability to shape access to the waterfront, plan for coastal resilience, and ensure the long term success of the city’s port facilities, which continue to be major economic drivers even as the regional economy transitions.

All photos by Ryan Maheu Photography.