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Boston’s best new building of 2018: Vote!

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Sound off, too, if you think there’s a glaring omission here

The view from One Dalton.
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Some fantastic buildings topped off or opened in Boston during 2018—no surprise given the city’s historic building boom. We want your help, dear reader, in declaring the best of the bunch.

Below are five nominees culled from those aforementioned completed or just-about-so projects since January 1. Below those is a poll. The poll will be open through Monday, December 17. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Go.

(One more thing: If you think there is a glaring omission here, take to the comments section below the poll.)


Photo courtesy of Cottonwood Group

The first building in the three-tower, 717-unit EchelonSeaport in the Seaport District topped off in September at 133 Seaport Boulevard. The tiered tower runs from 14 to 21 stories, and is full of condos—the project’s 447 condos, in fact, will constitute the largest single amount of for-sale housing in the neighborhood. The remaining units will be apartments.

One Dalton

Looking up at one of New England’s tallest residential buildings in Boston, One Dalton. The building facade is glass. There is a construction elevator attached to the center of the building. Carpenter & Company

Back Bay’s 742-foot, 61-story Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street—a.k.a. One Dalton—topped off in August. It’s the tallest new building in Boston since 200 Clarendon wrapped in 1976.

Auerbach Center

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The Celtics’ practice facility—named for legendary coach and front-office executive Red Auerbach—opened in June at 46 Life Street in Brighton. The 70,000-square-foot project with a 40-foot glass wall around its practice courts is part of the massive Boston Landing development.

The Boulevard

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The 12-story, 36-unit condo building at 110 Broad Street in downtown Boston topped off in February. The project replaced a four-story building and a 19th-century warehouse that Charles Bulfinch designed. The facade of that warehouse was fully restored and its interior incorporated into the Boulevard’s lobby and amenity spaces.

Pierce Boston

The 30-story, 340-foot Pierce Boston condo and apartment tower at Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street in Fenway—the tallest building in Boston west of downtown—opened in March. It includes 109 (very popular) condos and 240 apartments.


Which is Boston’s best new building of 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    EchelonSeaport tower one
    (9438 votes)
  • 18%
    One Dalton
    (3518 votes)
  • 2%
    The Auerbach Center
    (448 votes)
  • 2%
    The Boulevard
    (398 votes)
  • 29%
    Pierce Boston
    (5690 votes)
19492 votes total Vote Now