Boston’s Top 10 Tallest Buildings By 2020

Ed Greable Blogger July 5, 2018

Several new towers are either under construction or in the early stages of development in Boston, with many slated to become among the tallest buildings in the city once complete. To that end, here is a look at the buildings that are likely to be the ten tallest in Boston by 2020.

One Financial Center

Located at the address by the same name, One Financial Center is a 46-stry tower measuring 590 feet tall. Dating back to 1983, the tower was designed by Pietro Belluschi, who is know as the pioneer of modern architecture in the United States.

100 Federal Street

Known for its bulge toward the bottom, the 41-story 100 Federal Street was designed by modern architecture pioneers Campbell, Aldrich & Nulty. Completed in 1971, the tower stands at 591 feet.

One International Place

Located at 100 Oliver Street, the 46-story One International Place stands at 600 feet tall. Dating back to 1987, the office and retail building was designed by postmodernist Johnson/Burgee Architects.

One Boston Place

Designed by Peitro Belluschi, One Boston Place is a 41-story office building opened in early 1970. With a street address that is the same as its name, One Boston Place measures 601 feet tall.

Federal Reserve Bank Building

The 32-story Federal Reserve Bank Building measures 614 feet tall and features a 140-foot gap at the bottom to allow sea breezes to blow through. Openedi n 1977, the building was designed by Hugh Stubbins, Jr.

Millennium Tower

Opened in 2016, the 685-foot Millennium Tower features 442 residential units. Designed by Handel Architects, the tower is located at 1 Franklin Street.

Winthrop Square Tower

Having received its final approvals from the Boston Planning & Development Agency in May, Winthrop Square Tower will be a 690-foot tower offering condos and office space. Developed by Millennium Partners and designed by Handel Architects, the building was originally slated to reach 775 feet. After nearly two years of back and forth issues related to the height and scope, the height was significantly reduced. The new tower will occupy the space at 240 Devonshire Street.

Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street

Construction on the 61-story Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street began in the middle of last year. The primarily residential building is expected to be finished sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018. Once complete, the building will be 742 feet tall with the highest habitable spot being at 699 feet. Designed in collaboration between Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Cambridge Seven Associates, the tower will include 160 ultra-luxury condos and 215 Four Seasons hotel rooms.

Prudential Tower

Locally known as the Pru, the 52-story Prudential Tower measures 749 feet. Boxy and nondescript, the tower was designed by Charles Luckman and completed in 1964. The office and retail tower is located at 800 Boylston Street.

200 Clarendon Street

This 62-story office-and-retail building is the first building most people see when approaching Boston. Topping out at 790 feet and designed by Henry Cobb, the building was finished in 1976. Despite being a part of Boston for more than 40 years, it does not appear likely that it will be replaced anytime soon as the tallest building in the city.

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