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Boston’s best new building of 2017? Vote now!

Polls open 48 hours

Steven Pisano via Flickr

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

Jared Kuzia Photography

↑ 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

Photo courtesy of Lovejoy Wharf

↑ 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

Rendering courtesy of Gensler

↑ 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

Rendering courtesy of Trinity Financial

↑ 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

Rendering via Finegold Alexander Architects

↑ 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

  • 10%
    The Harlo by Stantec
    (2245 votes)
  • 36%
    Lovejoy Wharf by Stantec and Robert A.M. Stern Architects
    (7603 votes)
  • 2%
    Reebok HQ by Gensler
    (499 votes)
  • 45%
    Boston East by ICON Architecture
    (9387 votes)
  • 5%
    The Lucas by Finegold Alexander Architects
    (1072 votes)
20806 votes total Vote Now