Emergency Response Station

Emergency Response Station

|   Logan Airport MA
Overview: A 20,000 SF, three-level cast-in-place concrete structure housing the electrical supply for one-half of the 3,900 foot-long Third Harbor Tunnel connecting Boston’s Logan Airport with the South Shore.

Program: This three-level, cast-in-place concrete structure houses the electrical supply system for one-half of Boston’s Third Harbor Tunnel. At the lower toll plaza level, the building contains an emergency response vehicle wing and support facilities for toll operations.

The exterior is clad with a thick, band-textured masonry wall on the upper Harborside Drive side, and with architectural concrete matching adjacent boatwalls on the lower toll plaza side. A rainscreen-clad circular drum is positioned near the center of the building, housing vertical circulation and connecting to an underground tunnel linking to the toll booths. An open steel grid system is mounted on the roof to visually organize numerous and diverse pieces of external equipment.

The exterior is clad with brick on the Harborside Drive elevation, architectural concrete matching adjacent boatwalls on the Tunnel elevation and glass block and a rainscreen metal panel system at the intersection of the brick and concrete.



Massachusetts Highway Department
20,000 GSF
$12 M
Chris Iwerks served as Design Principal while with TAMS Architecture
Complete architectural services for design through construction phases
Chris Iwerks
Date: November 21, 2012