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...I'd say at least a couple skyline transforming towers (600-700 footers) should get out of the ground within the next 5 years.
That would be interesting, because it seems like Boston has largely kept out of the serious-skyscraping game. Even nimby-paradise SF is jumping in with the Transbay Terminal.
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Boston locals, can we get some updates?
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Here's a development list that someone from archBoston cooked up.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...3R0FFbUE#gid=0

Here's map of projects from the BRA.
http://gis.cityofboston.gov/article80_dev/

I was in the city yesterday, and managed to hit a couple sites. The Filene's tower was still a hole in the ground with no activity.

Milenium Place III



http://www.suffolkconstruction.com/p...mplaceiii.html
http://handelarch.com/projects/proje...-III-main.html
http://www.archboston.org/community/...ead.php?t=1165

Hong Luk Project


The Kensington-ongoing piling


http://www.kicboston.com/kensington_render.php

Liberty Mutual Expansion


http://bostonherald.com/business/gen...nt_storefronts


Copley Square Tower
- a 600 ft building will rise from the plaza and neighboring Neiman Marcus store.

Diagrams page, SSP thread

ArchBoston has much more regular updates on these and other projects.
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Millenium Place III, The Hong Luk Project, The Kensington, and Liberty Mutual are all completed or topped out.
The Copley Place Tower is on hold but may start within the next year or so and the Filenes project is supposed to start very soon.
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Great

Boston is indeed very beautiful and you have focused the exact points that increase the beauty of the snaps too. Thumbs up
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That would be interesting, because it seems like Boston has largely kept out of the serious-skyscraping game. Even nimby-paradise SF is jumping in with the Transbay Terminal.
Growth is coming back slowly but surely. 2008 messed up the population growth in core Boston . Greater Boston though is doing just fine, yet compared to other metros is somewhat lacking in job growth. Could explain the lack of 600-700 + developments.

An interesting read on the economic growth.

http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/massmar...in-job-growth/
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For some reason there is little posted here for Boston. Maybe because they have a very good forum of their own. There are at least 3 600'+ projects that are U/C or moving that way - Filenes, Christian Science and Copley Place. There is another proposed for the old Govt. Center garage that seems to have legs. Right now there are buildings in the 200 to 400 foot range U/C in all corners of Boston, Cambridge Sommerville including office, hotel, mega lab, condo, rentals, with many more proposed and approved. A number of buildings went up through the recession too.
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Here are a handful of the many buildings that have recently gone up. Many more are on the way, and as tocoto said some large ones will finally be built soon, beginning with the 625' Millennium Tower to fill the hole in Downtown Crossing where Filenes was razed 5 years ago.















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Walmart Nixed, Roxbury Bus Yard Reimagined as Giant Hybrid

You knew the Walmart idea for the old Bartlett Bus Yard in Roxbury wasn't going to take, especially with Mayor Menino against it.

So, instead, a developer has filed plans to a build a large-scale development of apartments, shops, offices and public space for the 8.6-acre yard. Per Casey Ross at The Globe: "If built as envisioned, the project's housing could create one of the most diverse communities in the city. The units would be spread among at least five large buildings on the site, which is on the edge of Dudley Square near a police station. The project would include 194 affordable rental and ownership units, and 129 market-rate residences."

Indeed, Dudley Square is undergoing its own transformation, art and all. Whether the old Bartlett Yard joins in that, though, remains to be seen. This is Boston, after all, and the approval process for the aforementioned project could prove arduous: Each of the buildings will need approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and other agencies, and the developer isn't planning to break ground until toward the end of 2014.

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Check Out How the Millennium Tower Will Look Up Close


Above is perhaps the clearest rendering yet of how exactly the mother of all recent Boston towers will look. Nearly all renderings of the Millennium Tower have shown a sort of sleek, shiny mass of gray popping up somewhere near the Federal Reserve Building on the skyline. With the above rendering, you can see the triangular shape as well as the scope of the condos and apartments within the 60-story tower.
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Here are a few of the upcoming projects, all APPROVED, all expected to begin construction within 0-2 years. (first one is U/C working on foundations)

Millennium Tower 625' (plus mechanicals)





Christian Science Center 691' (plus mechanicals)





Copley Place Tower 569' roof/625' crown



Graphic showing previous 2 plus proposal for site by TD Garden




Also APPROVED and expected to begin construction next year

Congress Street Garage Redevelopment (528', 480', 299', few others, plus extra mechanical height)





[IMG]https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...64476017_n.jpg [/IMG]

Trinity Place Hotel Tower 400'




This is far from everything, and there has been a TON of construction in the 100'-300' range over the last couple of years and still continuing. However, these are the towers that should do the most to reshape the skyline in the near future.
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MIT forum presents options for reshaping school’s eastern campus, Kendall Square
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MIT’s campus around the Kendall Square T stop could sprout a lush green park and a half-dozen new buildings in the next two decades, according to an urban planning report the institute is readying to comply with a city zoning requirement.

This month, design consultants Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam presented the preliminary results of an East Campus Urban Design Study at a public forum. On Feb. 12, about a month later than scheduled, Scogin and Elam showed off three principal schemes for how buildings might look on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus east of Ames Street and south of Main Street one or two decades into the future as MIT adds 800,000 square feet of development. The schemes included not only the construction of buildings but the potential demolition or removal of some existing buildings.

The presentations included three options for landscaping on the site, presented by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, that could also lead to the removal of buildings to support more developed connections and green space between Kendall Square and the Charles River.

In the urban design study, MIT’s team said their goal was to connect the MBTA red line stop to the campus, something nearly everyone agrees is lacking right now. It is oft-repeated that people emerge from the Kendall T stop and do not know how to find MIT, even though it is right in front of them. MIT’s consultants also want to enhance the connection between Main Street and the Charles River.

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Scogin and Elam presented two schemes adding a large building at the site of the current Cambridge Trust, just north of the Kendall T headhouse. “There would be columns,” Scogin said, apologizing for the block-like imagery and the absence of architecture in his sketches. The designs are not of individual buildings, he explained, but rather the possibility of where buildings might go and their general massing.

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South Boston's Parcel K Plans; Leasing Pace at 315 on A



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SOUTH BOSTON—Two buildings have been pitched for the so-called Parcel K on Northern Ave.: "The first building, slated to be located on the eastern side of the parcel, will be a 10-story boutique hotel with 247 rooms ... The second building, expected to be located on the western side of the parcel, will be an 11-story residential rental building with 304 units."
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Late last week, everyone's favorite rubber stamp, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, O.K.'d a two-building plan for the old Graybar Electric site. Together they will have 602 apartments and up to 33,500 square feet of retail, restaurant and amenity space. Moreover, the developers have committed $420,000 toward streetscape improvements on Washington Street, Traveler Street and Harrison Avenue as well as $250,000 for community benefits.
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Note: Here is the master plan pdf for the development: http://www.somervillema.gov/sites/de...il-19-2012.pdf

SomerVision Sees 6,000 New Homes, Lots of Green Line Riders




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· The plan says small apartment buildings dominate the city's housing stock. Of those buildings, 34 percent are only two units; another 29 percent are three or four units; and 25 percent are five units or more, with just 12 percent having more than 20.
· Sixty-two percent of the city's housing stock is pre-World War II.
· Ninety-five percent of it is within a five-minute walk to commercial hubs.
· Nearly one-third of Somerville residents use mass transit, making the Green Line extension all the more pivotal.
· In fact, SomerVision was created in large part to imagine all the development along hoped-for T stops. The city wants as much as 85 percent of new development to be along the proposed stops. (We told you transit-oriented development was all the rage.)
· The city wants to develop 6,000 new housing units (1,200 permanently affordable).
· It also wants to create 125 acres of new open space.
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Watertown's Alta at the Estate



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Here's yet another Greater Boston apartment complex offering incentives to tenants—in this case, the 11.6-acre, 155-unit Alta at the Estate off Waltham Street, which is dangling during its current pre-leasing phase the prospect of one month free rent if you lease by March 20 and no security deposits for the foreseeable future.

Its 81 1-BRs, 73 2-BRs and one (yes, one) 3-BR are spread over two four-story buildings, and there's one two-story townhouse as well. There's also a clubhouse with a cyber cafe and a fitness center. And, in a nod to our Revolutionary past, design flourishes at the Alta at the Estate include clapboard exteriors, gables and dormer windows.
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An Extraordinary Opening Night for Berklee’s New State-of-the-Art Tower



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Featuring Back Bay views that neighbors pay millions for, Berklee’s new 16-story, state-of-the-art skyscraper will provide housing for 370 students. Spanning 14,000 square feet, the complex includes 20 practice rooms, a fitness center, and 10 recording studios that Brown says “rival any in the United States, including commercial enterprises like Lucasfilm and the major Hollywood studios.”

The excitement about these facilities was palpable among the Berklee community attending the building dedication. Kaitlin MacLean Daley, a student resident assistant who has moved into the new building, says it is “nothing short of incredible.”
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Fan Pier getting new high-rise



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Developer Joseph F. Fallon is proceeding with construction of a 17-story office building along Northern Avenue, a symbol of Boston’s rejuvenated real estate market and the rapid redevelopment of many of its commercial districts.

Work will begin Wednesday on the new complex across from the Institute for Contemporary Art at 100 Northern Ave. It will join a series of large construction sites in the South Boston Innovation District, where major corporate tenants are rapidly altering the skyline.

The law firm Goodwin Procter LLP will occupy most of Fallon’s building, while accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers is preparing to move into another building under construction nearby. Other surrounding lots are being filled in by new apartment towers, bringing hundreds of new residents to the district.

“People and businesses are coming here because there’s a lot of energy, a lot of new restaurants and retail spaces,” Fallon said. “We’re building a new waterfront for Boston, and it’s attracting some very strong companies.”
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Countdown Begins to Downtown Crossing's Millennium Tower



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Millennium Partners, the developer of the 625-foot, 56-story spire off Downtown Crossing's Washington Street, announced in January that 2014 would be the "year of Millennium Tower." Not much has happened since. Now, with the May 1 registration deadline fast approaching, things should pick up considerably.
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The 348,235-square-foot project will rise to 18 floors and include 342 apartments. There will be 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail as well as 295 parking spaces. Original plans called for 100,000 square feet of office space as well, but that was scrapped—first it looked like condos, too, and then everything went rental. The Viridian replaces an old McDonald's lot.
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