Ground Broken on 699-Foot Residential Tower in Boston

Via Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Via Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Construction has officially begun on Boston’s newest—and what will be Boston’s tallest—residential skyscraper. Last week, officials celebrated the groundbreaking of One Dalton Street, a $750 million project on the Christian Science Plaza in Back Bay that will house a Four Seasons hotel—Boston’s second—and some of the city’s most opulent (and most expensive) condominiums. This super high-rise will not  only bring a different aesthetic to the Back Bay, it will offer buyers seeking a luxury residence in this neighborhood an exciting opportunity to access brand new construction and top-tier services and amenities.

The completed tower will rise 699 feet (61 stories) into the Boston skyline, which has been historically dominated by office towers. This new mixed-used building, however, will surpass the height of the highly anticipated Millennium Tower (685 feet) under construction in Downtown Crossing. In fact, the Dalton Street skyscraper is the tallest project to be erected in Boston since the 790-foot-tall John Hancock Tower was built 40 years ago.

View from Belidere Street via PEI Cobb Freed
View from Bevlidere Street via Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

The tower, with its shimmering, curved glass façade, will officially be known as the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street. A 211-room hotel will be situated in the building’s first 24 floors. Accessible through a separate entrance, floors 25-61 will include 180 private residences with unobstructed views in all directions. The homes will showcase 11-foot ceilings, fireplaces, bay windows, the requisite concierge and doorman services as well as a private restaurant club on the 50th floor. Residents will also have access to the hotel’s amenities including two restaurants, two lounges, and a health club and spa. This new generation of high-rise will meet the needs of buyers looking for ultra-luxury residences in Boston and the lifestyle they provide, within an easy walk to the fabulous shopping and dining options on Newbury Street, the Prudential Center, Copley Place, theatre and the Charles River Esplanade, the Public Garden and more.

Prices for the condos will be announced this spring, but they’ll likely reflect the super luxury design, features and amenities of this world-class residence and its desirable Back Bay location. Completion is slated for 2017, and you can expect ongoing construction updates on BilusOnBoston as well on my Facebook page. To learn more about One Dalton, check out their website at:

Do you think the Boston’s beloved brownstones will face competition from the city’s new skyscrapers?