'Tis turning into a month of toppings-off (topping-offs?) in downtown Boston. The latest? The team behind Troy Boston recently blasted an invite to a July 29 topping-off for the development in the South End's busiest corner construction-wise. Mayor Marty Walsh, among other grandees, is expected to attend the ceremony on the rising tower's 19th floor.
Construction started in March and the twin-towered complex is supposed to be finished in early 2015. What will it bring to the South End party? A total of 378 apartments, 340 of them market-rate, as well as 180 parking spaces and 6,000 square feet of retail. In keeping with the times, Troy Boston will include a suite of tenant amenities, including a pool deck and a fitness center.
There's even a little bit of history. Recall that Troy Boston was born as 275 Albany Street. The fresh name stems from the 1.27-acre site being part of the original rail system for the Boston and Albany Railroad; the streets around it, according to developers Gerding Edlen and Normandy Real Estate Partners, "were named after upstate New York stops, including Troy, now home of Troy Boston." See?
· Fenway's Van Ness Topping Out: 172 Apartments and a Target [Curbed Boston]
· 600 Harrison Joining South End's Constructionpalooza [Curbed Boston]
· The Amenities of the Hub's Newer Apartment Complexes [Curbed Boston]
· Meet Troy Boston, Part of the South End's Building Boomlet [Curbed Boston]