The final phase of construction is complete at the central branch of the Greater Boston YMCA. The 1911 Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge building on Huntington Ave has been completely renovated to bring it up to modern standards of safety, sustainability and accessibility.
The original oak-paneled lobby is restored to its former glory and opens to new studio and fitness areas and a new Teen Center.
A central circulation core in a former exterior lightwell connects the historic building to a newly constructed wing with an elevator, ramp, and stairs.
The new building includes a lap and therapy pool with steam, sauna, and locker facilities, a gymnasium and handball courts, and offices for the Greater Boston YMCA.
A sliver of new construction is visible from Huntington Ave, giving a glimpse of the new facilities tucked behind the historic tower.