Boston’s skyline hasn’t changed very much since the mid-1980s, but that’s all about to change. A number of plans for new skyscrapers have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority that could give the city a new look in a few years.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Millennium Partners broke ground Sept. 17 on a $630 million project to build a 625-foot tower at the site of the former Filene’s departement store. The new skyscraper will include 450 luxury residences and 95,000 square feet of retail space, including a Roche Brothers supermarket.
Not ever proposed development, however, will tower over the city. Development company HYM reduced the height of the main office building in its design for a new Government Center Garage (pictured) from 600 feet to 528 in response to neighbors’ concerns, so it will likely have a limited effect on the skyline.
Check out some of the proposed skyscrapers, and take a look at which currently standing buildings are about to relinquish their dominance of our city’s skyline.