While a number of new buildings are popping up around Boston, not all of them offer anything that is particularly special in terms of appearance. A few gems, however, are likely to be looked back upon fondly in the future and, while new to the city, are already serving as among the city’s landmarks. Here is a look at a few of them.
Designed by Blake Middleton of Handel Architects, the Millennium Tower was built on the location of the old Filene’s store. Opened in 2016, the 685-foot tall structure is the tallest residential building in Boston. Some of the features of the glassy tower include staggered facets and a trapezoidal shape, both of which allow the building to serve as an aesthetic bridge between downtown Boston past and future. The Millennium Tower is located at 1 Franklin Street.
MBTA Government Center Station
Reopened in March 2016 following a two-year, $82 million renovation, the MBTA Government Center Station offers better accessibility and ease of movement while also boasting a striking outward appearance. The glassy head house also offers great views of the Old North Church from certain vantage points. The MBTA Government Center Station is located at 100 City Hall Plaza.
The Hub at Causeway
Located at the site of the old Boston Garden, the 1.5 million-square-foot Hub at Causeway serves as the gateway into Boston. Designed by Gensler, the multi-building residential-retail-office complex is expected to revitalize the West End. The Hub at Causeway is located at 100 Legends Way.
Currently under construction and with plans to reach 742 feet, One Dalton will be the third-tallest tower in Boston when it opens in 2018. It will also be the tallest building constructed in the city since 1976 when 200 Clarendon was opened. The building features a triangular shape ad a translucent look. The building, which is located 1 Dalton Street, was designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Cambridge Seven Associates.
With plans to include a 12-story building along with two restored buildings daring from the early 20th century, GE’s planned headquarters in Fort Point rests on a 2.4-acre corporate campus that blends the old with the new. The new portion will be sure to stand out with its sail-like solar “veil” designed for the 12-story addition. Another eye-catching feature includes the illuminated, metallic GE. The headquarters is located at Necco Ct.
Currently under construction and partially opened, the 15.2-acre Boston Landing boasts a 1.43 million-square-foot residential-office-retail-hotel-sports complex. Designed by Elkus Manfredi, the building looks like a futuristic spaceship. Boston Landing is located at 180 Guest Street in Brighton.
These are just a few example of the beautiful buildings that have either been recently constructed or that are currently under construction in Boston. While there are many new buildings throughout the city, only a few really stand out and offer something special and unique to the city. These buildings are sure to stand the test of time and become an iconic part of the Boston city landscape.