New renderings have recently been shared by Carpenter & Company, the Cambridge based real estate company developing the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences located at One Dalton Street in the Back Bay. The tower had broke ground almost two years ago but has remained somewhat quiet since then.
Carpenter and Company has released that the 61-story, 740 foot hotel and condominium tower will be the tallest residential tower when it reaches completion in 2018 in both Boston and New England. Currently, the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing holds this title totaling 60 stories reaching 685 feet high.
The two towers will be scraping the sky with Millennium Tower having a larger collection of residential space with over 440 units as One Dalton features 160. One Dalton’s balance of space will include 215 hotel rooms on 23 of the 61 stories.
One Dalton was designed by Harry Cobb of Cobb Freed & Partners and Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates. The private lobby for the luxury residences and the 50th floor club lounge were both designed by New York based Thierry Despont Ltd. The general contractor for the project is Suffolk Construction.
“The 61-story tower, sheathed in glass, reveals its residential floors above the hotel through a series of incised bay windows, a unique reflection on Boston’s historic residential architectural heritage,” Johnson said in a statement. “The tower’s soft triangular form presents a commanding presence on the skyline highlighting the importance of this site while providing stunning views across the city.”
One Dalton had first broken ground almost two years ago and was celebrated with an upscale ceremony in January of 2015. The launch event included caviar, champagne and an ice sculpture replica of the tower. Foundation work has started since then and the One Dalton website features a video highlighting a “165-foot foundation anchored to bedrock,” a must for the landfilled Back Bay neighborhood.
It was released in February of 2015 that $680 million was secured in financing for the development with a $500 million construction loan via a London hedge fund and $180 million by a joint-venture equity from Citi Private Bank.