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Vote for the Boston area’s 2019 building of the year

Encore Boston Harbor, LightView, and One Dalton are among the nominees—which was your favorite?

A city skyline just beyond a waterline, with a crane visible from behind the buildings. Shutterstock

‘Twas quite a year for new development in the Boston area, for toppings-out and grand openings, for splashy debuts and long-awaited first looks. Some buildings, of course, were more anticipated than others—because of their heights, their scopes, or their uses, among other features.

It’s time to pick the one that was the most anticipated, the favorite building of 2019. That’s right, it’s Curbed Boston’s annual vote for Building of the Year. H/t to readers who chimed in with ideas. The five nominees—each having either topped-out or opened, or both, during the past 12 months—are below.

Polls open through next week. Sound off in the comments if you think we’re missing a particularly worthy property.

One Dalton

Looking up at a very tall, glassy skyscraper. Boston Globe via Getty Images

Officially the Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston, this 61-story, 742-foot tower in Back Bay started opening in May. It’s New England’s tallest predominantly non-office building, with some 160 ultra-luxury condos and 215 hotel rooms.


Rendering of people milling about at night on a roof deck next to a glassy building. Rendering via Hub50House

The 38-story, 440-unit Hub50House at 50 Causeway Street opened in November. The West End tower is part of the massive Hub on Causeway project going up on and around TD Garden. Hub50House started leasing in May, and was one-quarter taken by that November opening.

The Sudbury

Rendering of a 46-story, glassy tower. CBT Architects

The 46-story, 423-unit tower topped out in August, with a spring 2020 opening planned. The 480-foot building—dubbed the Sudbury, given its location along Sudbury Street—is part of the much larger Bulfinch Crossing project going up on and around downtown Boston’s Government Center Garage.


A tall, white building looming above shorter ones. Photo courtesy of Flaunt Boston

This 20-story 744 Columbus Avenue in the Roxbury-South End borderlands opened in September as a privately developed, privately run dormitory for Northeastern University students called LightView. The 825-bed facility could serve as a model for other schools and help reduce Boston’s housing crunch, public officials said.

Encore Boston Harbor

A multistory casino building on a waterfront. Boston Globe via Getty Images

Perhaps the most anticipated building opening of the past half-decade, this casino-resort opened in June on 33 acres along the Mystic River in Everett. The building features a 210,000-square-foot casino and 671 hotel rooms.


Which is your favorite new building of 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    One Dalton
    (277 votes)
  • 51%
    (3971 votes)
  • 4%
    The Sudbury
    (324 votes)
  • 39%
    (3038 votes)
  • 1%
    Encore Boston Harbor
    (85 votes)
7695 votes total Vote Now