0 Shadow Exemption Requested for Winthrop Sq. Tower

Winthrop Square office building

Credit: Boston Globe

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.”

Additional details on the proposed skyscraper in Winthrop Square are available on the Boston Globe.

0 Cambridge Street Tower Nets Close to $50m for the Commonwealth


office space in boston at 100 Cambridge Street

Click on the image to view property details on 100 Cambridge Street in Boston

100 Cambridge Street is under agreement to be sold by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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


0 Office Tower Proposed in Downtown Boston in Winthrop Square

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.

rendering of new proposed office tower in boston financial district

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 Globe article also includes a photo gallery of the proposed downtown Boston tower.

0 Boston Harbor Towers: Rendering and Prospective View

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”:

rendering of Boston harbor towers

Credit: The Boston Globe

Continue on to the Globe’s website for additional photos of the view from the water, towards the Financial District.