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The new one-story, steel-clad building on Northern Avenue is part clubhouse for the tech set and part monument to Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s efforts to transform the South Boston Waterfront into the Innovation District.
Dubbed District Hall, the building will serve as the social hub of the Innovation District, hosting public gatherings and events, and offering hangout space for the new wave of workers — those who know their way around computers and smartphones instead of the warehouses and loading docks that once dominated the area.
And on Wednesday, Menino, just months from the end of his 20 years as Boston mayor, took a victory lap of sorts through the Innovation District, touring District Hall and reveling in all the change in the neighborhood.