About South Station Tower
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. South Station Tower, which has been referred to as "an example of "transit-oriented development on steroids", was planned to be completed by 2010, with its groundbreaking scheduled to occur sometime in 2008, but the project has since stalled. Approval has been obtained for a project totalling 2,190,000 square feet (203,000 m). Development of the airspace above the southbound tracks has been delayed several times. The building was conceived by Tufts president Jean Mayer, who foresaw an "epicenter of high-profile medical research" in downtown Boston. In 1991, Tufts created a for-profit development subsidiary, TUDC LLC, and acquired the rights to build in the airspace.