UDR Celebrates Topping Off at Pier 4

UDR and The Hanover Company are proud to present Pier 4 Luxury Apartments in Boston, MA. Pier 4 will be a vibrant new community in Boston’s Seaport District. These Boston apartment homes will include upscale features, modern floor plans, and thoughtful finishes. Residents will enjoy remarkable amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, third floor sundeck with outdoor pool, mini-theater, business center, resident lounge, and underground parking. Pier 4 will be a vibrant place to shop, dine, and live near the best of Boston.

Construction is well underway at Pier 4. Last week, Local 7 Ironworkers celebrated the last beam being placed at the top of a building with a topping off ceremony. Somewhere between groundbreaking and ribbon cutting comes a little ceremony in the construction of many modern buildings called topping off. The practice of topping off a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious practice of placing a tree on the top of a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits of their ancestors that had been displaced. Today, a non-religious but formal ceremony is often held to commemorate this milestone in the construction of a building. Pier 4 leasing will begin in Fall 2014.

Pier 4 Topping Off Collage

 

 

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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