Breaking Ground on Henri A. Termeer Square

Attendees begin to gather at Henri A. Termeer Square for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Attendees begin to gather at Henri A. Termeer Square for the groundbreaking ceremony.

On May 9th, family, friends and former colleagues of Henri gathered in Cambridge at what is now officially Henri A. Termeer Square under sunny skies for the official groundbreaking of the renovation of the square. The square is being redesigned to make it a more engaging public space, with improved access for patrons and to contain a permanent tribute to Henri and his legacy. The square will feature a bronze sculpture of Henri by famed sculptor Pablo Eduardo.

The groundbreaking event was attended by over 150 people and included brief remarks by John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Henri A. Termeer Tribute Committee co-chair, Bob Caughlin, CEO of MassBio and Henri A. Termeer Tribute Committee co-chair, Pablo Eduardo and Henri’s daughter, Adriana Termeer.

The Committee is continuing its efforts to raise funds to support and maintain both the square into perpituity and a biotech mentorship initiative that has been launched in Henri’s honor. Click here to learn more about how you can contribute.

The Henri A. Termeer Committee would like to thank BioMed Realty (the owner of Termeer Square), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and MassBioEd for their generous and ongoing support both with the Termeer Tribute project and with the groundbreaking ceremony.