Boston Facts

150m+ Buildings 19 Completed2 Under Constr.
Tallest Building 200 Clarendon (241 m)
Global Ranking #55 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #10 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #8 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Marriott's Custom House (1915)
Average Building Age 41 years
Most Common Function Office, 86%
Most Common Material Steel, 87%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   200 Clarendon 1976 241 m
2   Prudential Tower 1964 229 m
3   Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One… 2019 227 m
4   Millennium Tower 2016 208 m
5   Federal Reserve Building 1978 184 m
6   BNY Mellon Center at One Boston Place 1970 183 m
7   One International Place 1987 183 m
8   100 Federal Street 1971 180 m
9   One Financial Center 1984 180 m
10   111 Huntington Avenue 2002 172 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   200 Clarendon 1976 241 m
2   Prudential Tower 1964 229 m
3   Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One… 2019 227 m
4   111 Federal Street - 226 m
5   One Bromfield - 224 m
6   Winthrop Center 2022 211 m
7   Millennium Tower 2016 208 m
8   South Station Tower - 206 m
9   Copley Place Residential Tower - 191 m
10   Federal Reserve Building 1978 184 m
  Completed   Struct. Topped Out   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Tree House Residence Hall as Featured Building
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Global News

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New Investment Advances Boston Tower Construction to Mid-2019 Start
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Boston’s Third-Tallest Building Officially Topped Off
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Videos

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: A Lifetime's Work
7 Nov 2013 – Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Tree House Residence Hall: Students in the Sky
7 Nov 2013 – B.K. Boley, ADD Inc

Interview: Tree House Residence Hall
7 Nov 2013 – B.K. Boley, ADD Inc

Research Papers

Debating Tall: Regional Governments for Megacities?
16 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Case Study: Tree House Residence Hall, Boston
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I