One Dalton Street, the 699-foot tower that will become Boston's (New England's!) tallest residential building, held its big, official groundbreaking on Wednesday off the Christian Science Plaza in Back Bay. Above is a rendering of what the spire shall look like amid the Boston skyline, courtesy of architects Pei Cobb Freed and Cambridge Seven Associates. One Dalton—officially the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street—is there to the right of the only two towers in the city that will be taller: the 790-foot Hancock and the 749-foot Pru, both commercial towers.
The tower, developed by Cambridge-based Carpenter & Co., will include 211 luxury hotel rooms on the lower 23 floors and 180 luxury condos on floors 25 through 61, all serviced through the Four Seasons brand. The rooms and the residences will also share a private health club and spa, which includes a 70-foot-long swimming pool (though the residences will have their own entrance; and condo owners will also have a private restaurant and club on the 50th floor). No word yet on how much these condos will ask, but recent indications are a lot. Stay tuned.
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