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Development over Massachusetts Turnpike would add two buildings

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One slated to be offices, the other either hotel rooms or housing

Rendering via Elkus Manfredi

In yet another proposal to build over the Massachusetts Turnpike, developer Samuels & Associates is pitching the idea for two new buildings where the artery runs between Newbury and Boylston streets in Back Bay.

According to initial plans filed on May 17, the developer—best-known for its work in Fenway—would construct a 237-foot office tower along Boylston and a 150-foot building along Newbury for either housing or hotel rooms.

The buildings would crown a two-story podium of retail and open space along Mass. Ave., including a reopened pedestrian tunnel to the Green Line’s Hynes Convention Center stop that is now closed.

Of course, building over and around the Pike is not the easiest nor cheapest thing to do. Though Samuels & Associates has expressed confidence that it can, in fact, do so. It would join a litany of developers in at least trying.

The project still needs requisite green lights from the city. Stay tuned.