This is a post by Delaney McDevitt on PTC site.
Working in a building that is entirely made out of glass windows has its appeal both aesthetically and functionally in an area like the Seaport District in Boston, Massachusetts. Overlooking the water and surrounded by innovation, nuance, and people means that there’s always something to see and do. As my coworkers and I have explored Seaport since we moved to the area in January, we’ve found different ways to balance the workday. Sometimes it’s a trip up to the 17th floor for a refill of cold brew or nitro coffee, enjoying the roof deck, or trying one of the many food options for lunch.
If you’re on the side of our building at 121 Seaport that faces the water, then you’ve probably taken a pause to see the ships that pass by on a fairly regular basis. It’s a beautiful sight, especially when the American flag at the end of the dock is waving in the wind, the seagulls fly by, and the water ripples reflect the sunlight. The sailboats that are docked or sail by make it seem like a scene from a movie or something an artist would capture in a painting—it’s quite relaxing to look at if you ever have a moment to pause and observe in the middle of a busy day. The massive vessels that crawl along are especially fascinating. I’m not talking about the ferries or luxury yachts, but the large freight ships that come and go and are probably the size, if not larger than, some of the buildings in our area. Our team will imagine stories of where the boat might be coming from, what its purpose is, and its age. With this, we also consider its journey into existence, as anyone from PTC might contemplate from a production and design standpoint.