Construction has been idle for more than 3.5 Years and was originally planned to be the centerpiece of the revitilization and link between Dowtown crossing, Mid-Town ChinaTown & The Theatre District. The original plann was called to be 39 stories with retail on the Ground floor with offices above and Residential units at the top. This project would add to the neighborhood that has over the past 10 years seen other Luxury Buildings developed and be successful such as 45 Province, W Boston, & The Ritz Carlron Residences.
The new building by Millennium will be designed by architect Gary Handel, who also drafted plans for the Hayward Place building. His firm, Handel Architects LLP of New York, has designed skyscrapers around the globe, including the Aire residential building, a striking 42-story on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, and The Trump Soho Hotel in New York
The area is currently has a mix of commercial & residentail buildings including several popular Loft buildings including The Dexter Ditston Lofts just across from the proposed site and the Hayden building which is a historic H.H. Richardson’s last standing commercial building that is currently building converted into lofts as well.
For more information on the new tower in Downtown crossing please read the Boston Globe article: