Widely regarded today as Boston’s one of Boston’s best examples of Art Deco architecture, the United Shoe Machinery Corporation building was slated for demolition in 1981. The Alliance moved quickly to successfully petition the building for Boston Landmark status, which was granted in 1982. The petition sent a clear message to city officials and the development community that this exceptional building was worthy of preservation and restoration. Soon after, brokerage firm Meredith & Grew undertook a rigorous restoration program for the building, renovating it for Class A office space. Today, the United Shoe Machinery Company Building still serves as Colliers Meredith & Grew’s headquarters, boasts some of Boston’s most important commercial tenants, and stands as a remarkable example of how a high-quality preservation project can allow for successful long-term use.