Amidst the construction boom underway in Boston, one structure clearly stands out.
Earlier this week, developer Richard L. Friedman began construction on 1 Dalton St., a 700-foot tower that is poised to be Boston’s tallest skyscraper in 40 years.
A $750 million project that is being built on a triangular lot near Christian Science Plaza, construction is set to be completed in 2017 on the 61-story structure, which will include the second Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and 180 luxury condos.
1 Dalton St. Condo Development – Sign of the Times
According to a story in the Boston Globe, the condos of 1 Dalton St. will feature 11-foot ceilings, a fireplace and top-notch finishes. As the Globe put it, “The building’s scale and grandeur symbolize a broader change sweeping through Boston, which has become a premier market for real estate investment worldwide. Friedman’s building is being financed by investors from 26 countries, including a chunk of equity from Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates.”
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh was similarly optimistic of the project’s potential.
“This is a signature project in many ways for Boston,” Walsh said, adding that the development would put Boston “in an elite group with only a few other cities around the world.”
The design, by Hancock Tower architect Harry N. Cobb, of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (in collaboration with Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates Inc.), features a curved glass facade and base of New England granite, and while also include a 5,000-square-foot park.