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The U.S.marker city of Bostonmarker has over 220 high-rises, the majority located in the Financial Districtmarker and the Back Baymarker neighborhood. In the city, there are 27 buildings that stand taller than . The tallest structure in Boston is the 60-story Hancock Placemarker, better known to locals as the John Hancock Tower, which rises 790 feet (241 m) in the Back Bay district. Hancock Place is also the 46th-tallest building in the United States. The second-tallest building in Boston is the Prudential Towermarker, which is high.

Boston's history of skyscrapers began with the completion in 1893 of the 13-story Ames Buildingmarker, which is considered to be the city's first high-rise. Boston went through a major building boom in the 1960s and 1970s, resulting in the construction of over 20 skyscrapers, including Hancock Place and the Prudential Tower. The city is the site of 16 skyscrapers that rise at least 500 feet (152 m) in height, more than any other city in New Englandmarker. Based on existing and under-construction buildings over tall), the skyline of Boston is ranked second in the Northeast (after New York City) and tenth in the United States.

As of June 2008, Boston has three major proposals to build skyscrapers within the next five years. The largest of these proposals is Trans National Place, which, if constructed, would become the new tallest building in the city at 1,175 feet (358 m). If built, the skyscraper would also rank among the tallest in the United States; only three existing buildings in the country are taller. Another proposal is the South Bay Towermarker, which, at 800 feet (244 m), would become the city's second-tallest structure. A third major proposal for the city is the South Station Tower, which would become the city's fifth-tallest building, assuming that both Trans National Place and the South Bay Tower are constructed.

Tallest buildings

This lists ranks Boston skyscrapers that stand at least 400 feet (122 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.
Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Coordinates Notes
01.01 Hancock Placemarker 01.0790 (241) 60 1976 162nd-tallest building in the world, 46th-tallest in the U.S.; has been the tallest building in Boston and New Englandmarker since 1976; more commonly known as John Hancock Tower; tallest building in Boston constructed in the 1970s
02.02 Prudential Towermarker 02.0749 (228) 52 1964 70th-tallest building in the U.S.; the Skywalk, the highest observation deck in New Englandmarker, is located on the building's 50th floor. Tallest building in the city constructed in the 1960s
03.03 Federal Reserve Bank Buildingmarker 03.0614 (187) 32 1976 Tallest building in Boston's Financial Districtmarker
04.04 One Boston Placemarker 04.0601 (183) 41 1970 Tallest building in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston
05.05 One International Placemarker 05.0600 (183) 46 1987 Tallest building in Boston constructed in the 1980s

06.06 First National Bank Buildingmarker 06.0591 (180) 37 1971
07.07 One Financial Centermarker 07.0590 (180) 46 1983
08.08 111 Huntington Avenuemarker 08.0554 (169) 36 2002
09.09 Two International Placemarker 09.0538 (164) 35 1992 Tallest building in the city completed in the 1990s
10.010 One Post Office Squaremarker 10.0525 (160) 40 1981
11.011 One Federal Streetmarker 11.0520 (159) 38 1975 Originally known as the Shawmut Bank Building
12.012 Exchange Placemarker 12.0510 (156) 40 1984
13.013 60 State Streetmarker 13.0509 (155) 38 1977
14.014 One Beacon Streetmarker 14.0505 (154) 37 1971
15.015 One Lincoln Streetmarker 15.0503 (153) 36 2003
16.016 28 State Streetmarker 16.0500 (152) 40 1970
17.017 Custom House Towermarker 17.0496 (151) 32 1915 Tallest all-hotel building in Boston; tallest building in the city constructed in the 1910s
18.018 Berkeley Buildingmarker 18.0495 (151) 36 1947 Also known as the Old John Hancock Building; tallest building in Boston constructed in the 1940s
19.019= 33 Arch Streetmarker 19.0477 (145) 33 2004 Most recently completed skyscraper in the city
19.019= State Street Bank Buildingmarker 19.0477 (145) 33 1966 Also known as 225 Franklin Street
21.021 Millennium Place Tower Imarker 21.0475 (145) 38 2001 Tallest building in the Downtown Crossingmarker neighborhood
22.022 125 High Streetmarker 22.0452 (138) 30 1991
23.023 100 Summer Streetmarker 23.0450 (137) 32 1974
24.024 Millennium Place Tower IImarker 24.0446 (136) 36 2001
25.025 McCormack Buildingmarker 25.0401 (122) 22 1975
26.026= Keystone Buildingmarker 26.0400 (122) 32 1971
26.026= Harbor Towers Imarker 26.0400 (122) 40 1971


Tallest buildings by pinnacle height

This list ranks Boston skyscrapers based on their pinnacle height, which includes radio masts and antennas. As architectural features and spires can be regarded as subjective, some skyscraper enthusiasts prefer this method of measurement. Standard architectural height measurement, which excludes antennas in building height, is included for comparative purposes.
Rank Name Pinnacle height
ft (m)
Standard height
ft (m)
Reference
1 Prudential Towermarker 907 (276) 749 (228)
2 Hancock Placemarker 790 (241) 790 (241)
3 One Financial Centermarker 683 (208) 590 (180)
4 One Beacon Streetmarker 623 (190) 505 (154)
5 Federal Reserve Bank Buildingmarker 614 (187) 614 (187)
6 One Boston Placemarker 601 (183) 601 (183)
7 One International Placemarker 600 (183) 600 (183)
8 First National Bank Buildingmarker 591 (180) 591 (180)
9 111 Huntington Avenuemarker 554 (169) 554 (169)
10 Two International Placemarker 538 (164) 538 (164)


Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

This lists skyscrapers that are approved, proposed, or under construction in Boston and planned to be at least tall, but are not yet completed structures.
Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year
(est.)
Status Notes
Trans National Place 01.01,175 (358) 75 2012 Proposed If completed, would become the tallest building in Boston.
Aquarium Garage Development 70 2010 Proposed Would violate zoning on height limit for buildings on waterfront.
South Bay Towermarker 02.0800 (244) 67 2008 Proposed
Congress Street Tower 1 03.0702 (214) 52 Proposed
South Station Tower 04.0621 (189) 41 2012 Approved Construction is scheduled to begin 2009.
Copley Place Tower 05.0569 (173) 47 2012 Proposed Would be tallest residential building in the city. Proposed to be built over Copley Place's anchor store, Neiman Marcus.
Congress Street Tower 2 06.0551 (168) 42 Proposed
One Franklin Streetmarker 07.0495 (151) 38 2010 Under construction Also referred to as the Filene's Complex.
101 Clarendon Streetmarker 08.0420 (128) 35 2012 Approved Site preparation began late 2007, but as of July 2008 project is on hold due to lack of funding.
Nashua Street Residences 09.0415 (127) 37 2014 Approved
Russia Wharfmarker 10.0395 (120) 32 2010 Under construction


* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

For most of Boston's earlier years, the tallest buildings in the city were churches with their steeples. The first skyscraper in the city is usually regarded to be the Ames Buildingmarker, completed in 1893. However, since the 13-story building did not surpass the steeple of the Church of the Covenantmarker, it never became a city record holder. The first skyscraper to have the distinction of being Boston's tallest building was the Custom House Towermarker, completed in 1915.
Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height
feet / m
Floors Coordinates Reference
Old North Churchmarker 193 Salem Street 1745–1810 08.0175 / 53 1
Park Street Churchmarker 1 Park Street 1810–1867 07.0217 / 66 1
Church of the Covenantmarker 67 Newbury Street 1867–1915 06.0236 / 72 1
Custom House Towermarker 3 McKinley Square 1915–1964 05.0496 / 151 32
Prudential Towermarker 800 Boylston Street 1964–1976 04.0749 / 228 52
Hancock Placemarker 200 Clarendon Street 1976–present 03.0790 / 241 60


Notes

A. New York has 216 existing and under construction buildings at least 500 ft (152 m) in height, Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 31, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17 and Boston has 16. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com diagrams: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston.


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