The former Filene’s department store, a longtime landmark in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood, will be renovated and set against a new 606-foot-tall glass skyscraper. The design by Handel Architects will renovate the property’s original 1912 building—conceived by noted architect Daniel Burnham—and build a new tower at a total cost of $615 million.The plan by Millennium Partners of New York calls for 500 residences, 230,000 sf of retail stores, 200,000 sf of offices, and 525 underground parking spaces.
Filene's store in Boston, designed by Daniel Burnham, to be renovated, new skyscraper added
Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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