Boston's Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out, Designed by Pei Cobb Freed

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The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston’s tallest residential building, has reached its full height of 742 feet, forming a significant presence on the Boston skyline. Designed by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, in collaboration with Cambridge Seven Architects, the 61-story scheme features 160 residences, a five-star hotel, and an adjacent park.

Cobb’s design for One Dalton comes 40 years after he designed another noted Boston landmark, the John Hancock Tower.

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For the design of One Dalton, Cobb’s team sought to craft a modern skyscraper “inspired by both Boston’s storied history as well as its progressive future.” A “soft triangle” form features bay window facades to create multidirectional panoramas while maintaining a sleek, clean aesthetic.

© Conor Doherty © Conor Doherty
© Conor Doherty © Conor Doherty

The tower’s 160 residences are perched on the tower’s higher floors to maximize views, complete with 11-foot cove ceilings, state-of-the-art kitchens, and private balconies. Beneath, a 215-room Four Seasons Hotel will feature 20,000 square feet of amenity space accessible to residents, including a swimming pool, fitness center, and theater.

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Other collaborators for the scheme include Thierry Despont, who is leading One Dalton’s Private Residences Lobby, and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, who has designed a 5,000-square-foot public park connecting the building to the surrounding area.

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Having broken ground in 2015, the scheme is expected to be completed by 2019.

News via: Carpenter & Company