You probably know it better as 120 Kingston Street.
That's the address of the 26-story apartment tower under construction at the nexus of Chinatown and the Leather District, a game-change-y type of development that replaced the ancient Dainty Dot building and that almost didn't get built thanks to the Great Recession. The tower's developers, Forest City and the Hudson Group, have christened 120 Kingston Radian Boston. There's even a nascent website and everything.
Where's the name come from? Well, without getting too technical (not that we couldn't) a radian is a unit of angular measure tied to a circle's radius. Radian Boston's design, as you can see from the above photo of it under construction earlier this year, basically mimics a radian. What you really need to know, though, is that its 240 studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms will be available to tenants come spring. There's also 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space being marketed by the same team that brought Area Four, Commonwealth, FireBrand Saints and Tatte Bakery to Kendall Square. What's that again about the Boston area gentrifying faster than anywhere else in America?
· Website: Radian Boston [Forest City and Hudson Group]
· 120 Kingston Street, One Year On [Curbed Boston]
· The Project That Ate the Dainty Dot Gets Under Way [Curbed Boston]