A look at the proposed Copley Place Tower
Mayor Menino is trying to develop the South Boston waterfront.
Built by Chicago-based Urban Investment and Development Co., Copley Place was at the time the largest mixed-use project in the country. It was criticized by neighbors and some public officials for the way its hulking buildings towered over town houses in the South End.
The original $500 million project eventually included the Westin and Marriott hotels, four office buildings, a shopping mall, 100 apartments, and a 1,400-space parking garage.
Shown: An interior shot of the building.