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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (6) Downtown Xing vs. (3) Fort Point

We're down to the Elite Eight in the fifth annual Curbed Cup. Vote, and help us pick the Hub's best neighborhood! Polls close in 24 hours. Time for two early favorites to square off: Downtown Crossing vs. Fort Point.


Downtown Crossing hosts the most significant new residential building in Boston in ages Millennium Tower. The approximately 690-foot luxury condo tower officially topped off in September (its construction crane became one of the tallest structures in city history when it reached 885 feet the same month). The neighborhood also saw the debut of the Godfrey Hotel this year and the continued sales success of Millennium Place. Does all this mean Downtown Crossing finally crosses that hump from 9-to-5 to 24-7? Stay tuned.

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Boston's Fort Point toddled that much further into its own in 2015 through the debut of such developments as 319 A Street, the 48-unit condo conversion of an office building, and the Envoy, a 136-key boutique hotel that USA Today recently named the best new inn in the United States. Now, Fort Point still feels to us like a micro-neighborhood within the Seaport District, a ways from distinct. But many of you apparently feel adamantly that Fort Point is well on its way. It has micro-apartments, after all.

Poll results

· Millennium Tower Sets a Date for Its Official Topping-Off [Curbed Boston]
· Millennium Tower's Crane Now Boston's Tallest Structure Ever [Curbed Boston]
· Record Prices Prove Boston Hotels Certainly Inn Demand [Curbed Boston]
· Millennium Place Still Turning Out Big Sales Two Years On [Curbed Boston]
· The Tower That Hopes to Remake Downtown Crossing [Curbed Boston]
· The Starting Price for Condos at Fort Point's 319 A Street [Curbed Boston]
· The Seaport District's Envoy Is the Latest Boston Hotel to Drop [Curbed Boston]
· Five Newer Greater Boston Buildings with Micro-Apartments [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Cup 2015 archive [Curbed Boston]

Millennium Tower

1 Franklin Street, , MA 02110 Visit Website

Millennium Place

580 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111