Winthrop Square tower is being positioned as the last development to cast a shadow.
According to the Boston Globe, “the Walsh administration is willing to write tougher rules restricting the size of shadows that new buildings can cast on Boston Common, as long as there’s an exemption for Winthrop Square, said Brian Golden, director of the Boston Planning & Development Agency. That could effectively cap the height of future buildings in parts of Downtown Crossing.”
The Boston Globe published details on the sale, noting “MassDevelopment has found a buyer for its ground lease at 100 Cambridge St…Mark Sternman, a spokesman for MassDevelopment, declined to disclose the total sale price or the buyer, citing the fact that the deal has not yet been completed. He said the fully occupied tower includes 565,000 square feet of office space and 35,000 square feet of retail space…MassDevelopment redeveloped the tower and reopened it in 2004. The agency regularly received more than $20 million a year in lease revenue from the tower, reporting nearly $23 million for 2013.”
100 Cambridge Street Building Specs
• RBA: 565,157 SF
• Office: 530,618
• Retail: 34,539
• Stories: 22
• Typical Floor: 25,255
• Year Built: 1965
• Year Renovated: 2004
Partial Tenant List
• Ac Ppa Holdings, Llc
• Advance Auto Detailing
• American Student Assistance-Financial
• Barron & Stadfeld, P.C.
• Bright Horizons Family Solutions
• Brooks Pharmacy
• Cannon Designmove
• Citibank Llc
• Department of Revenue
• Dewey Square Group
• Dunkin Donuts
• ECG Management Consultants, Inc
• Energy and Environmental Affairs
• Mass General Hospital Corp
• Life Solutions Group
• Masiphumelele Corporation
• Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
• Miller Wachman LLP
• Penn Mutual Life Insurance
• Prince Lobel Tye LLP
• Rite Aid
Is a new tower coming to downtown Boston, in Winthrop Square? Time will tell, but repurposing the shuttered garage site would be a welcome change.
Credit: The Boston Globe
According to The Boston Globe, the re-imagined tower “of up to 740 feet…would be a new centerpiece on the city’s rapidly changing skyline…The building would occupy one of the last major development sites in the Financial District, replacing a decrepit city-owned parking garage at Winthrop Square with a skyscraper that could cost as much as $900 million to build.”
The new proposed look of Chiofaro’s Waterfront project was unveiled last night. What does a $1B 1.3milling square foot project look like? Well, like the envisioned Harbor Towers.
The Boston Globe offers a “rendering showing a view of the new Harbor Towers buildings from the harbor. The new buildings are at the center of the rendering, to the right of the existing Harbor Towers buildings”:
Credit: The Boston Globe
Continue on to the Globe’s website for additional photos of the view from the water, towards the Financial District.