“A design selected for its forward-thinking and comprehensive planning, Portman’s master plan covering the entire five block area came out successful against competitors who only selected one or two sites.
This award-winning center is an outstanding example of a planned development built with the special controls of redevelopment. It has contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area by creating gracious public spaces, extensive works of art and a vital environment for people and civic activities. Built in phases, the eight-block, 4.3 million sf (399,483 sm) site is comprised of five office towers, two hotels with 800 and 360 rooms respectively and a multi-level pedestrian retail spine that spans the center of the site. Landscaped plazas and bridges link the retail space to the office towers, hotels and the magnificent Justin Herman Plaza.”