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Mapping Boston's Tallest New Residential Developments

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Boston is perhaps alone amongst America's grandest cities in its sizable reticence toward height (D.C. doesn't count because of that business with the Washington Monument). Witness the continuing kerfuffle over the Boston Harbor Garage redevelopment plans. A waterfront tower of 600 feet? "Madness!," some cry. Yet, here and there, at a pace not seen in perhaps a generation, taller sprouts are popping up around the city. Some are under construction; some are through the looking glass and readying their cranes. Herewith: All of Boston's new residential developments slated to be higher than 300 feet.


· 1350 Boylston and the Battle for Building Boston [Curbed Boston]
· Harbor Towers: 600 Feet High, Are You Crazy? This Is Boston! [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]
[With research by Marcus Mello]

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1 Dalton Street

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One of the planned Christian Science Plaza towers will be, at 699 feet, the tallest residential building in Boston. Developed by Carpenter & Co. and designed by Henry Cobb (the starchitect behind the Hancock way back when), it will include 211 hotel rooms on the first 20 floors and 180 condos over the rest of the 60 stories.

Millennium Tower

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The 685-foot, 60-story luxury condo building is currently sprouting sprouting from the hole of the former Filene's in Downtown Crossing. Developer Millennium Partners started its sales registration this spring for its 450 units.

Copley Place Tower

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After much contention with neighbors over its height and shadows, the city last fall approved the 52-story addition to Copley Place. The 625-footer will include 433 apartments and 109 condos as well as a street-friendly retail base.

TD Garden Tower

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Developer Boston Properties and TD Garden operator Delaware North unveiled plans in the fall for a forest of spires around the arena, including a 600-foot, 45-story residential building with 500 units. Serious tax breaks in late 2013 allowed it to get under way.

Government Center Garage Tower

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As it stands now, the development is to include 812 residences; 1.1 million square feet of office space; 196 hotel rooms; and new restaurants and shops. While developer HYM Investment Group hopes to start construction on the first residential building, a 480-foot, 464-unit tower, by the end of 2014, things could still change.

Nashua Street Residences

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This under-construction puppy will rise to 415 feet and 38 floors. It will contain 503 studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-BR apartments (that may eventually be converted into condos).

40 Trinity Place

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The city approved this approximately 400-foot redevelopment of the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center in late 2013. It is expected to include 227 hotel rooms and 115 luxury condos. And! It has been designed to be "wind-neutral" to placate some opponents.

AVA Theater District

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The approximately 360-foot tower is under construction and is slated to include 398 apartments as well as a five-story, 198-space parking garage. Developer AvalonBay, the same concern behind the Avalon Exeter at 77 Exeter Street, is already gearing the building toward "the Gen Y 24/7 lifestyle" as it tries "to attract the young, urban, social lifestyles of today's workforce."

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1 Dalton Street

One of the planned Christian Science Plaza towers will be, at 699 feet, the tallest residential building in Boston. Developed by Carpenter & Co. and designed by Henry Cobb (the starchitect behind the Hancock way back when), it will include 211 hotel rooms on the first 20 floors and 180 condos over the rest of the 60 stories.

Millennium Tower

The 685-foot, 60-story luxury condo building is currently sprouting sprouting from the hole of the former Filene's in Downtown Crossing. Developer Millennium Partners started its sales registration this spring for its 450 units.

Copley Place Tower

After much contention with neighbors over its height and shadows, the city last fall approved the 52-story addition to Copley Place. The 625-footer will include 433 apartments and 109 condos as well as a street-friendly retail base.

TD Garden Tower

Developer Boston Properties and TD Garden operator Delaware North unveiled plans in the fall for a forest of spires around the arena, including a 600-foot, 45-story residential building with 500 units. Serious tax breaks in late 2013 allowed it to get under way.

Government Center Garage Tower

As it stands now, the development is to include 812 residences; 1.1 million square feet of office space; 196 hotel rooms; and new restaurants and shops. While developer HYM Investment Group hopes to start construction on the first residential building, a 480-foot, 464-unit tower, by the end of 2014, things could still change.

Nashua Street Residences

This under-construction puppy will rise to 415 feet and 38 floors. It will contain 503 studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-BR apartments (that may eventually be converted into condos).

40 Trinity Place

The city approved this approximately 400-foot redevelopment of the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center in late 2013. It is expected to include 227 hotel rooms and 115 luxury condos. And! It has been designed to be "wind-neutral" to placate some opponents.

AVA Theater District

The approximately 360-foot tower is under construction and is slated to include 398 apartments as well as a five-story, 198-space parking garage. Developer AvalonBay, the same concern behind the Avalon Exeter at 77 Exeter Street, is already gearing the building toward "the Gen Y 24/7 lifestyle" as it tries "to attract the young, urban, social lifestyles of today's workforce."