La Vie®: A Program for the New Millennium. Literally.
The current heat wave and shirt-soaking humidity isn’t traditional weather for a fireside chat, but that’s exactly what Millennium Partners organized on Thursday, June 20 for the residents of the luxury developer’s upcoming Millennium Place residential building downtown at Washington and Avery. The Fireside Chat is one of eight programs that comprise La Vie® , a Millennium Partners social experience that is exclusive to Millennium Place residents. Each month, the program organizes a relaxed and intimate conversation with a fascinating guest speaker, often a member of the Boston community. Thankfully, Thursday’s inaugural Fireside Chat eschewed a roaring hearth in favor of a small, decorative fireplace in the Sports Club/LA’s air-conditioned Blu restaurant (Hallelujah!), and gave residents the cool chance to meet Handel Architects‘ Gary Handel and Blake Middleton, the building’s designers. They gave residents of the $220 million Millennium Place project a sneak peek at their future home. The hour-plus conversation, dubbed “Past, Present, and Future,” also covered the architectural and philosophical inspirations for the project design, the history of Downtown Crossing, and how they hope Millennium Place (and the future 60-story Millennium Tower Boston) will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Crossing.