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More Tall Tales! Our Updated Boston Towers Heatmap

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Wowza! Two more 20-story-plus towers for Boston, this time in the form of spires on the Christian Science Plaza at Belvidere and Dalton streets. Largely approved by the city already, one will be 50 floors of condos, hotels and retail, including a restaurant; the other will be 20 stories of apartments and more retail. Where does this leave us re: taller towers in Boston? With roughly 18 planned or already going up that have at least 20 floors.

Thus! We've updated our Boston Towers Heatmap with fresh info on existing points (like the hold-ups at Fenway Center); deletions of faltering projects (like the disappeared Copley Place tower, conveniently X-ed out of the above skyline); and additions like the Christian Science Plaza newcomers as well as the TD Garden twins.


· Carpenter & Co. Will Build Tower at Christian Science Plaza [Boston.com]
· Old Garden Site to Sprout Supermarket, Target, Apartments [Curbed Boston]
· The Mystery of Copley Place: Developer Halts Major Tower
· Fenway Center, Always With the Hold-Ups [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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The Kensington

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Following a years-long preservation fight over the Gaiety Theater it was to supplant, the $170 million, 27-story apartment tower in Downtown Crossing got under way last fall and topped out right before Christmas.

319 A Street

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At 20 stories, this 202-unit apartment tower will be the tallest building in Southie's Fort Point Channel area.

120 Kingston Street

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The 26-story, 240-unit apartment tower is replacing the Dainty Dot building.

Waterside Place

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The 20-story building will have 236 apartments as well as 8,000 square feet of so-called "innovation space."

45 Stuart Street

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The 29-story building is meant, according to the city, to tie together downtown, Chinatown and the Theater District. It will have 404 apartments, and its first five floors will be sheathed in glass.

Fenway Center

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The five-building, solar-powered Fenway Center will include a 27-story mixed-use tower scheduled to be completed by 2016.

40 Trinity Place

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The 33-story tower is set to supplant the Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center next to the Hancock. It is supposed to have at least 142 condos as well as a four-star hotel with 220 rooms.

Nashua Street Residences

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Plans for this 38-story complex by TD Garden have grown from a relatively modest 375 apartments to 503. Interestingly enough, the building will not actually get any bigger: the apartments, instead, will get smaller (and there will be less parking).

New Brighton Landing

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The 14-acre, 1.5 million-square-foot development could include a hotel up to 205 feet high (or roughly 20 stories).

Millennium Tower

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The mother of all recent Boston towers is expected to reach 56 stories, becoming the tallest residential building in the city.

Avalon Exeter

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This 28-story apartment tower is under construction, and will include 187 units, including three-bedrooms.

Seaport Square

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This mega-development is supposed to include 750 apartments in two 22-story buildings.

133 Federal Street

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The same developer behind this tentative commercial effort, Steve Belkin, proposed a 80-story tower for Boston in 2006. Details are scarce as to what Belkin proposes this time around.

TD Garden Towers

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Two towers, both at least 430 feet high, will supplant the old Boston Garden site. The slightly shorter of the two would have a 300-room hotel, plus hundreds of apartments, as well as a Target and a supermarket.

Christian Science Plaza Towers

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Two towers are planned on the plaza, one 50 stories with a hotel, condos and retail. The other would be about 20 stories, with apartments and more retail. Construction could start this year.

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The Kensington

Following a years-long preservation fight over the Gaiety Theater it was to supplant, the $170 million, 27-story apartment tower in Downtown Crossing got under way last fall and topped out right before Christmas.

319 A Street

At 20 stories, this 202-unit apartment tower will be the tallest building in Southie's Fort Point Channel area.

120 Kingston Street

The 26-story, 240-unit apartment tower is replacing the Dainty Dot building.

Waterside Place

The 20-story building will have 236 apartments as well as 8,000 square feet of so-called "innovation space."

45 Stuart Street

The 29-story building is meant, according to the city, to tie together downtown, Chinatown and the Theater District. It will have 404 apartments, and its first five floors will be sheathed in glass.

Fenway Center

The five-building, solar-powered Fenway Center will include a 27-story mixed-use tower scheduled to be completed by 2016.

40 Trinity Place

The 33-story tower is set to supplant the Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center next to the Hancock. It is supposed to have at least 142 condos as well as a four-star hotel with 220 rooms.

Nashua Street Residences

Plans for this 38-story complex by TD Garden have grown from a relatively modest 375 apartments to 503. Interestingly enough, the building will not actually get any bigger: the apartments, instead, will get smaller (and there will be less parking).

New Brighton Landing

The 14-acre, 1.5 million-square-foot development could include a hotel up to 205 feet high (or roughly 20 stories).

Millennium Tower

The mother of all recent Boston towers is expected to reach 56 stories, becoming the tallest residential building in the city.

Avalon Exeter

This 28-story apartment tower is under construction, and will include 187 units, including three-bedrooms.

Seaport Square

This mega-development is supposed to include 750 apartments in two 22-story buildings.

133 Federal Street

The same developer behind this tentative commercial effort, Steve Belkin, proposed a 80-story tower for Boston in 2006. Details are scarce as to what Belkin proposes this time around.

TD Garden Towers

Two towers, both at least 430 feet high, will supplant the old Boston Garden site. The slightly shorter of the two would have a 300-room hotel, plus hundreds of apartments, as well as a Target and a supermarket.

Christian Science Plaza Towers

Two towers are planned on the plaza, one 50 stories with a hotel, condos and retail. The other would be about 20 stories, with apartments and more retail. Construction could start this year.