On Wednesday, Jan. 14, developer Carpenter & Company and executives from the Four Seasons broke ground on the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences, which will become the tallest building in Boston.
At 699 feet, the tower will exceed the height of the Millennium Tower, which, when completed, will reach 685 feet. The Four Seasons will house 211 hotel rooms and 180 condo units.
The tower, designed by Harry Cobb of architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed, and Gary Johnson, of Cambridge Seven Associates, is the tallest building to break ground in Boston since the 790-ft.-tall John Hancock Tower, completed in 1976. Curbed's Tom Acitelli writes, that the project's 699-ft. is "phenomenal height by both contemporary and historical standards."