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6 Boston towers set to be at least 300 feet

Not quite neck-craning enough to join the city’s tallest buildings, but definitely sizable

Not every new Boston tower is a height monster like One Dalton or the forthcoming Winthrop Center. Those both stretch more than 600 feet and therefore well into the ranks of Boston’s tallest buildings.

Yet, a couple of hundred feet or so below that threshold begins another tier of the city’s development future. There are at least six new building set to reach more than 300 feet. That is rather tall for notoriously height-averse Boston (the recently finished One Dalton is the tallest new building in the city since 1976).

This sextet of buildings does not include Pierce Boston, the 378-foot residential tower that opened in Fenway in 2018.


One Congress

Rendering via HYM Investment Group

Developer HYM Investment Group plans to finish this 43-story, 528-foot tower in 2023. Financial services firm State Street Corp. will anchor it, and it will be a big part of the big Bulfinch Crossing development.

One Congress will also be the tallest new office building in Boston since the 590-foot One Financial Center opened in April 1984 (told you the city doesn’t like heights). The tower is at the far right in the rendering above.

Bulfinch Crossing residential tower

Rendering via HYM Investment Group

Bulfinch Crossing’s residential spire is expected to stretch to 480 feet and 45 stories, and to include 368 apartments and 55 condos.

1000 Boylston

Rendering via Weiner Ventures

The Boston Planning & Development Agency in early 2018 signed off on developer Weiner Ventures’ plan to build a 484-foot, 32-story residential, retail, and parking tower over the Massachusetts Turnpike next to the Hynes Convention Center.

It would be the first project in decades to use air rights to build over the Pike. State transportation officials still have to sign off on the plan.

Hub on Causeway

Rendering via Boston Properties

The under-development Hub on Causeway—a plan to plunk 1.87 million mixed-use square feet on and around TD Garden and North Station—includes a 498-foot, 38-story tower.

The approximately 440-unit residential building will be the tallest of a trio of towers that developers Boston Properties and Delaware North are constructing. It’s expected to open in fall 2019.

Back Bay Station tower

A group of tall buildings with a pedestrian plaza in the foreground. Rendering via Pelli Clarke Pelli/Boston Properties

Boston Properties’ green-lighted plans for 1.26 million square feet of residences, offices, retail, and other space around and atop Back Bay Station includes a 35-story residential and retail tower long Clarendon Street that is expected to reach 360-plus feet.

Fenway Center

Rendering via Meredith Management

The long-in-coming Fenway Center development from Meredith Management and Gerding Edlen includes in its second phase a residential-office-garage tower of 305 feet.

It is supposed to be built on a podium over the Massachusetts Turnpike. The shorter first phase of Fenway Center is under construction.