There are fewer areas of Boston seeing more large-scale development than relatively tiny Downtown Crossing. Spires such as the almost-done Millennium Tower and the proposed One Bromfield (and the nearby Winthrop Square Garage redevelopment) could finally pivot the neighborhood away from its 9-to-5 feel and toward a more 24-7, work-live environment. Or maybe not. Whatever the vibe on the ground, unmistakable change is evident in the air.
That change has some residents and officials concerned about the pace and scope of development in Downtown Crossing. Are these towers too tall? Not tall enough? And what if more join them, as the city expects will happen? For now, here is a map of the five biggest developments either planned or underway in the neighborhood. We expect to update this.
- Tower Proposals Raising Eyebrows [Herald]
- The Tower That Hopes to Remake Downtown Crossing [Curbed Boston]
- Boston's 10 Tallest Buildings By 2020 [Curbed Boston]
- Boston's Winthrop Square Could See One of These Eight Mega-Towers [Curbed Boston]