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Old Posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:34 PM
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With talk of height, here is a neat height restriction map based on Logan Airport:



Credit: PDF; https://www.massport.com/media/11778...c201_small.pdf
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The garage site has had 8 proposals submitted for it that were just released. Slideshow at Banker and Tradesman: http://www.bankerandtradesman.com/gallery/winthrop/
4/14/2015
Millennium + Handel Architects residential and office 750 ft


Fallon Co. = HOK two residential buildings 700 ft


HYM Investments + Elkus Manifredi residential 780 ft.


Lend Lease Dev. and Hudson Group + Graziani and Corazza condos, rentals, hotels, office, retail 750 ft. Appears to be similar concept to the Aura in Toronto.


Steve Belkin Trans National + CBT offices, residential, retail 740 ft.


Accordia Partners' Kirk Sykes and CV Properties' Dick Galvin + SHoP and Hacin hotel/condos 750 ft.


Trinity Financial + TAT 51 story hotel, apartments, condo

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Lincoln Property Co. 47 story tower with 1.4 msf hotel, office, residential. No architect selected.

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Neat... but assuming they're allowed to go over 800' why wouldn't they just up the height a few feet to gain new tallest. Especially the 780' one...
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The FAA limits the height to a max of just under 800 feet and some of these towers will probably be pretty close to that because for most of the ones with a height listed it is just to the highest occupied floor. So some of them might reach to 800' which would make them 10 feet taller than the Hancock so it wouldn't be a big difference but it could happen.
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The FAA limits the height to a max of just under 800 feet and some of these towers will probably be pretty close to that because for most of the ones with a height listed it is just to the highest occupied floor. So some of them might reach to 800' which would make them 10 feet taller than the Hancock so it wouldn't be a big difference but it could happen.
It would still be nice... Oklahoma has an 800 foot building, time for Boston to join that club
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Some exciting news from twitter today!
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Adam Castiglioni ‏@ConciergeBoston 47m ago Boston, MA

@BOSCityCouncil approves transfer of Winthrop Sq garage from City to @BostonRedevelop, City to get all $. @universalhub @BostonRedevelop

https://twitter.com/ConciergeBoston/...48902210048000

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Adam Castiglioni ‏@ConciergeBoston 53m ago Boston, MA

.@LinehanBill says that sale of Winthrop Square garage for redevelopment could generate $30-$60 million for the city. @BostonRedevelop

https://twitter.com/ConciergeBoston/...48324826390528
Finally this can get moving again.
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We have 6 entries from the Boston Redevelopment Authority's RFP:

Accordia Partners/SHoP:


TransNational Group/CBT:


Millennium Partners/Handel:


Trinity/The Architectural Team:


HYM/Elkus Manfredi:


LendLease/Graziani & Corazza


A final decision will be made in the coming months.
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Wow. The only one that really misses the mark is the Trinity proposal. All the other ones range from decent (TransNational, Millennium) to pretty spectacular (LendLease & SHoP). Lots of good stuff to choose from, as long as Trinity doesn't win out.
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Having looked at the proposals I would be very surprised if Trinity won the other ones seem to be much better in many ways even aside from the architecture the other proposals seem more fleshed out to me, but I am not a professional in this field so I can't say for certain.
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Extra Renderings + 1 in high resolution:

Documents can be found here regarding the project or proposals: http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...ing-page?id=78 (All in pdf for mat for the most part).

Check the Submissions portion with the companies names. "Submission bids"








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Wow, looking at the PDF's, SHoP's tower design is amazing. The massing addressing each of the neighborhoods of Boston and the undulating green terracotta is something truly unique and iconic. The public spaces at the base are pretty uninspired though, compared to the rest of the tower.

A close second goes out to Handel and Graziani & Corazza. Handel's public space is awesome, and the folds in the facade akin to a skirt that effectively breaks up a simple massing design. Graziani & Corazza's design somewhat mimics the Cocoon Tower in Tokyo with a pretty thoughtful design at the streetscape, and integrates an observation deck.

Those three are my favorites so far. I'd be happy with any of them.
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I like the LendLease design best, architecturally speaking.
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Millennium Partners design has been chosen.

Millennium Partners tapped by city to build tower at Winthrop Square



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City officials have picked Millennium Partners to develop the prized site of the Winthrop Square Garage.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority said Wednesday that it will start negotiations with Millennium — a New York-based developer that just completed the Millennium Tower luxury condo building— to build Boston’s third-tallest building on the site of a squat city-owned garage on Devonshire Street.
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Nice. Looks like this is 55 floors and 750 ft.

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That combination persuaded a committee of BRA and other city staffers to choose Millennium’s proposal for a 55-story tower with condominiums, office space, and a three-story “great hall” at street level.
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At Winthrop Square, Millennium wants to build a 750-foot tower, taller than anything in Boston except for the Hancock and Prudential towers. The upper 36 floors would be condominiums, with 14 stories of office space below and the great hall at street level, with retail, restaurants, and year-round programming open to the public. Millennium is calling the hall “Boston’s living room.”
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It is actually taller than the Prudential tower by 1 foot unless you count the antenna on the Pru and it will be five feet shorter than the Four Season Tower being built in Back Bay so it will be the third tallest but part of a trio of three buildings within just a few feet in height of each other.
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.....so it will be the third tallest but part of a trio of three buildings within just a few feet in height of each other.
And all within 41' of the tallest. While Boston will continue to have a plateau-like skyline, the plateau has been popping steroids across the board!
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And all within 41' of the tallest. While Boston will continue to have a plateau-like skyline, the plateau has been popping steroids across the board!
Yea, it does have a plateau skyline, I would almost prefer it be a little shorter than 750' for this reason although the building has a great design and will obviously be a nice addition.
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Beware Graziani & Corazza. They produce a ton of absolute crap in Toronto. Their renders tend to look passable, if usually a bit disjointed, but final product is crap resulted from poor materials choices.
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Millennium has already been chosen as the developer and per usual they will be working with Handel Architects.
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Plans for Boston's Tallest Residential Tower in Jeopardy

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There could be trouble in the skies for the Winthrop Square Tower proposal in Boston. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), which operates Logan International Airport, has threatened to put the kibosh on current plans for the 775-foot tower, which would be the tallest residential building in New England. The development by Millennium Partners and Handel Architects would replace the Winthrop Square Garage with a soaring 55-storey tower.

Shadowing concerns, especially the tower's potential cast on Boston Common and the Public Garden, had previously endangered the developer's initial vision for the site. And now, a letter to state environmental regulators released last week could be the nail in the proverbial coffin for the current iteration. Massport says the tower, which is located approximately two miles from Logan, would block a busy takeoff corridor and lead to increased noise over the northern and western suburbs of Boston. The public authority has said they would object to any tower over 710 feet in height.
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