Law firm Goodwin Procter gears up for its move to the South Boston Innovation District

A rendering of the new building by the architecture firm HOK.
A rendering of the new building by the architecture firm HOK.

The law firm Goodwin Procter LLP has put out a video on the ground-breaking ceremony for its new offices at 100 Northern Ave. in the South Boston Innovation District.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Wednesday for developer Joseph F. Fallon’s 17-story office building, as a story in Wednesday’s Globe noted. Plans call for Goodwin Procter to occupy about 75 percent of the new building.

Goodwin Procter will move to the Innovation District after spending the last century in buildings on State Street, among a concentration of legal and financial companies.

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The move has the potential to move the firm closer to many of its clients. According to Goodwin Procter, it represents more than 350 local technology and life sciences companies and their investors.

The tower, which will be named after the firm, represents Goodwin’s fifth office location in the city since the founding of the firm in Boston in 1912, the firm said in a press release.

The building is being designed by the architecture firm HOK.

Wednesday’s ground-breaking featured remarks by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Goodwin Procter chairman Regina M. Pisa.

Goodwin Procter, a firm with offices in such cities as Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, and New York, has more than 800 lawyers and support staff in its Boston office.