It’s that time of year—time to award superlatives for Boston-area neighborhoods, trends, design, and real estate.
And we’ll need your help: Which was the best building to open in the Boston region in 2017? To get things started, we looked at all buildings—or major renovations of existing buildings—that wrapped or will wrap in the current calendar year; and then whittled that number down to five.
Here they are. You pick the winner.
The Harlo at 1350 Boylston Street
↑ Developer Skanska USA opened its 17-story, 183,000-square-foot apartment tower at 1350 Boylston Street in Fenway in October.
Stantec handled the design.
Lovejoy Wharf at 100 Lovejoy Place
↑ Related Beal’s 15-story, 157-unit Lovejoy Wharf condo building between the Zakim and Charlestown bridges opened over the summer.
The design was a collaboration between Stantec and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Reebok headquarters at 25 Drydock Avenue
↑ Gensler designed the five-floor, 220,000-square-foot headquarters buildout for the sneaker giant at the Seaport District’s Innovation and Design Building.
Reebok began opening the HQ, including a flagship retail store, in late 2017.
Boston East at 126 Border Street
↑ Construction is supposed to wrap any day now before the end of the year at this 200-unit apartment complex on the East Boston waterfront (pre-leasing started in September).
Trinity Financial has led the development, and ICON Architecture handled the design.
The Lucas at 136-140 Shawmut Avenue
↑ A development team that New Boston Ventures led finished construction in the fall on the conversion of the former Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory in the South End. It’s now 33 luxury condos.
Finegold Alexander Architects is behind the glassy design.
Which should win Boston’s building of the year?
This poll is closed
The Harlo by Stantec
Lovejoy Wharf by Stantec and Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Reebok HQ by Gensler
Boston East by ICON Architecture
The Lucas by Finegold Alexander Architects