Monday, July 18, 2011

Daniel A. Biederman Retained to Revive Boston’s South Station

BOSTON, MA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daniel A. Biederman (top right photo), renowned for his revitalization of Bryant Park, which re-opened in 1992, has been retained by Equity Office to help revitalize and improve events and programming at South Station (middle left photo), New England’s busiest transportation hub.

He is President of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (BRV Corp.) in New York, and continues to head the Bryant Park Corporation, 34th Street Partnership, and Chelsea Improvement Company, three downtown management organizations he co-founded.

Biederman's best-known revival project is Bryant Park (lower left photo) in New York, which he transformed from a crime-ridden, drug-filled, uninviting midtown location behind the New York Public Library to a seven-acre ‘town square’ hub complete with world-class entertainment, gourmet food concessions and free ice skating in winter for New Yorkers and tourists to enjoy in midtown Manhattan.

He is currently working on Boston Common (middle right photo) with Friends of the Public Garden and the Charles River Esplanade with The Esplanade Association on similar revitalization programs. The initial improvements on Boston Common are scheduled to open this fall.

 "I'm delighted to work with Equity Office," said Biederman. "South Station is not only New England’s top transportation hub, but is increasingly becoming a location for people to meet and enjoy all the attractions of downtown Boston. I'm excited to make South Station an even better place for people to visit."

Biederman will work with Equity Office to develop new programming and events, improve marketing to and amenities for station visitors, tenants and commuters while helping to attract new businesses to South Station.

“South Station is a jewel in our Boston real estate portfolio and Dan’s expertise and insights will help us keep this glorious structure dynamic and vibrant,” said Tom Bakke, Market Managing Director, Equity Office. “In the 1900’s, South Station was the busiest train station in the world and the center of life here in Boston. We think its best days are yet to come.”

 South Station is the largest train station in New England and serves as a major domestic transportation hub. Equity Office manages this landmark building, owned by Boston’s MBTA, and recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

The site features 221,000 square feet of office space as well as numerous restaurant, entertainment and convenience venues.

 Additional information is available at

KCSA Strategic Communications
Julia Tanen, 617-958-0305
Bidederman Redevelopment Ventures
John Goodman, 914-793-1277

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