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Image Not Available High Spine n/a n/a n/a

Boston's High Spine is an architectural planning design that arose in 1961, designed by the Committee of Civic Design, part of the Boston Society of Architects. The basic idea of the High Spine is to create a string of skyscrapers that runs from Huntington Avenue to the South End on a path that would not disrupt pre-existing, historical communities and give the city a distinctive skyline that would act as a visual reference for one's location within the city.

South Station Tower photo South Station Tower 621 ft. 41 n/a

South Station Tower is a skyscraper approved for construction in Boston, Massachusetts. The tower is planned to rise 621 feet (189 m), with 41 floors, and will consist of a hotel, condominium units, office space, and a parking structure. It is planned to be built atop Boston's historic South Station complex. The property is being developed by Hines Interests and TUDC, a subsidiary of Tufts University.

Ames Building photo Ames Building n/a 13 1867

The Ames Building is a skyscraper located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes ranked as the tallest building in Boston from its completion in 1893 until 1915, when the Custom House Tower was built. However, the building was never the tallest structure in Boston. The steeple of the Church of the Covenant, completed in 1867, was much taller than the Ames Building.

Custom House Tower photo Custom House Tower 495 ft. 32 1915

The Custom House Tower is a skyscraper in McKinley Square, in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Construction began in the mid 19th century; the tower was added in the 1910s. Standing at 496 feet (151 m) tall, the tower is currently Boston's 17th-tallest building. The tower is part of the Custom House District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The site was purchased on September 13, 1837.

Berkeley Building photo Berkeley Building 495 ft. 26 1947

The Berkeley Building (also known as the Old John Hancock Building) is a 36-story, 495-foot (151 m) structure located at 200 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It is the second of the three John Hancock buildings built in Boston; it was succeeded by the John Hancock Tower. The building is known for the weather beacon at its summit, which broadcasts light patterns as weather forecasts. The Berkeley Building is the 18th-tallest building in the city.

Prudential Tower photo Prudential Tower 751 ft. 52 1964

The Prudential Tower, also known as the Prudential Building or, colloquially, The Pru, is a skyscraper in Boston, Massachusetts. The building, a part of the Prudential Center complex, currently stands as the 2nd-tallest building in Boston, behind the John Hancock Tower. The Prudential Tower was designed by Charles Luckman and Associates for Prudential Insurance. Completed in 1964, the building is 749 feet (228 m) tall, with 52 floors.

33 Arch Street photo 33 Arch Street 476 ft. 33 1966

33 Arch Street is a contemporary highrise in the Financial District and Downtown Crossing neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts. The building was completed in 2004 after three years of construction which began on June 5, 2001. It is tied with the State Street Bank Building as Boston's 19th-tallest building, standing 477 feet (145 m) tall, and housing 33 floors. The 33rd floor is 392 feet (119 m) above grade and the top of the cooling tower screen is 429 feet (131 m) above grade.

State Street Bank Building photo State Street Bank Building 477 ft. 33 1966

State Street Bank Building, also known as 225 Franklin Street, is a high-rise building located in the Financial District, Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 477 feet (145 meters) with 33 floors, and was completed in 1966. It is tied with 33 Arch Street as the 19th-tallest building in Boston. The architectural firm who designed the building was F.A. Stahl & Associates.

28 State Street photo 28 State Street 499 ft. 40 1970

28 State Street is a modern skyscraper in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1970, it is Boston's 16th-tallest building, standing 500 feet (152 m) tall, and housing 40 floors. The building has a rectangular footprint which is then setback once near the top floor. The tower does not have a crown and in fact has a flattened roof. It was designed by Emery Roth & Sons and Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates.

One Boston Place photo One Boston Place 600 ft. 41 1970

One Boston Place, also known as the Boston Company Building, is a 41-story office tower located in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. With a height of 601 feet (183 meters), One Boston Place is the 4th-tallest building in the city. Despite its simple appearance, One Boston Place has become a major Boston landmark due to its distinctive diagonal exterior bracing and unusual rooftop "box" design.

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