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Shepley’s Ames Building debuts as Ames Hotel

Friday, 20 November 2009

BOSTON, MA – Boston’s landmark Ames Building, completed in 1893 by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, opened as The Ames Hotel at a gala event hosted by The Morgans Hotel Group last night.

The transformation of the office building to a 114-room boutique hotel followed an extensive renovation. The 13-story building, located between the Old State House and Boston City Hall, is considered Boston’s first skyscraper. It remains the second tallest building of masonry load-bearing construction in the world..

The Ames Building was also home to Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge beginning in 1893 to 1981, the first in an ongoing Shepley tradition of occupying buildings of its own design. As Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, the firm relocated to 40 Broad Street in Boston in 1981.

Boston Globe article – Ames Hotel renovation


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