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600-Foot Tower Proposed for the Boston Waterfront
Developer Don Chiofaro "filed a letter of intent with the city for a 600-foot-tall office and condo building that would transform a key piece of the downtown [Boston] waterfront," reports Tim Logan. At that height, the building would enter the top ten tallest buildings in the city.
"The letter is just a procedural step — Chiofaro did not include any images of the tower and is still working out many details — but it starts a new, and far more specific, phase of planning for an enormous project that has long been more about promise than reality," adds Logan.
The letter, delivered to the Boston Planning and Development Agency, estimates the cost of the project at $1 billion. The article includes more early details about the project would transform the Boston waterfront, and what kinds of uses would be included in the proposed building, if completed.
The project is already dealing with lawsuits, although one targets the city's downtown waterfront zoning plan rather than the developer or the project itself.