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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.
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.
101 Federal Street is a skyscraper on Federal Street in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Completed in 1988, the 116 meter (381 ft) building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC. The building is also known as 75 - 101 Federal Street These buildings contain 800,000 sq ft (74,000 m) of office space. The State Street Trust Building is the 75 Federal Street portion of the building. The Art Deco building was designed by Thomas M. James in 1929..
The McCormack Building is a high-rise building adjacent to the Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 401 feet (122 m) with 22 floors, and was completed in 1975. It is currently the 25th-tallest building in Boston. The architectural firm who designed the building was Hoyle, Doran and Berry Architects. The McCormack Building is notable because of its distinctive black and white façade.
The Leverett Saltonstall Building is a high-rise building located in the Government Center district of Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 396 feet (121 m) with 22 floors, and was completed in 1971. It is tied with One Devonshire Place and Harbor Towers II as the 28th-tallest building in Boston. The architectural firm who designed the building was Emery Roth & Sons. The Saltonstall Building is notable for its distinctive International style archiecture.
500 Boylston Street 1989 Post-Modern building located in the Back Bay section of Boston and part of the city's High Spine. It sits next to the landmark Trinity Church, Boston. It dominates the western half of the city block bounded by Boylston, Clarendon and Berkeley streets and St. James Avenue. It was designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson, with structural engineering by LeMessurier Consultants and MEP/FP engineering by Cosentini Associates, Inc.
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.
125 High Street is a 30 floor Modern highrise in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. Standing 452 feet (138 m) tall, the highrise is currently the 22nd-tallest building in the city. 125 High Street has approximately 1.8 million square feet (167,000 square meters) of Class A office space. It was designed by Jung Brannen Associates. The complex consists of four buildings.
100 Summer Street is a high-rise building located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 450 feet (137 meters) with 32 floors, over 1 million square feet (over 92,00m^2) of office space, and was completed in 1974. It is currently the 23rd-tallest building in Boston. The architectural firm who designed the building was Welton Becket and Associates. 100 Summer Street is notable for the distinctive bronze tint of its windows.
The Keystone Building is a high-rise building located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 400 feet (122 m) with 32 floors, and was completed in 1971. It is tied with Harbor Towers I as the 26th-tallest building in Boston. The architectural firm who designed the building was Emery Roth & Sons. The Keystone Building is notable for its distinctive rounded corners and grooved facade.