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After years of planning, design, and construction we are pleased to announce completion and public opening of the Henri A. Termeer Square. The inviting outdoor space is located in the heart of Cambridge’s Kendall Square Biotechnology area, and adjacent to the former Genzyme headquarters building where Henri worked on behalf of patients everywhere. The space is a beautiful blend of rolling grass, seating areas, memorable quotes from Henri, a “Giving Tree” reflecting pool and a remarkable statue of Henri which welcomes visitors to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The Termeer Foundation would like to express our sincere gratitude and thank the many friends, colleagues, companies and organizations who contributed to this effort and without whose support it would never have come to fruition.

The official dedication took place on December 3, 2020 as part of a virtual ceremony featuring a host of video tributes from Henri’s colleagues and friends. This is the video of that event and a walking tour of the Henri A. Termeer Square.



After Henri Termeer’s passing in 2017, a group of industry leaders launched a tribute campaign to fund the creation of “Henri A. Termeer Square,” an outdoor space designed to facilitate collaboration in the heart of the Cambridge biotech hub. The space features seating, a reflecting pool, a statue of Henri by renowned sculptor Pablo Eduardo, and inspirational quotes..

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A special thank you to the donors who made Termeer Square possible:

Visionary:
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Biogen
Ipsen
Sanofi Genzyme
Termeer Family
Takeda

Pioneer:
Jean Hynes & Mark Condon
John and Christine Maraganore

Patient Champion:
Jeffrey Leerink, Chair & CEO, Leerink Partners
Joshua Boger, Ph.D, Founder, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Peter Slavin, M.D., President, Mass General Hospital
Molly and David Pyott
Ann and Phil Sharp
Mike Bonney
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Biomed Realty

Innovator:
Pfizer
Shire
ProQR Therapeutics
Moderna Therapeutics
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
The Dyann and Peter Wirth Fund
Paul & Chloe Shimmel
James C. Foster, President & CEO, Charles River Laboratories
Venable Foundation
Novartis
Paul and Sandra Montrone

In-kind Contributors:
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
BioMed Realty
MassBio
Sanofi Genzyme
Suffolk Construction

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