- Nov 15, 2020
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Yes, I realize that is how this tower skirted the extremely Draconian Boston height limits set at that time. There are still many anti-development types in the Boston area who believe this absurd height limit should be reinforced - back a number of decades ago the Boston Globe had an article alluding to such a movement whose core belief with respect to development was concentrating upon setting the height limit of all new buildings in Downtown Boston to 10 stories MAXIMUM, which would be right around that 125 FT height limit based upon 12 FT per floor superstructure build-out. Ridiculous! Not that we need to have every new building a high rise, but such a restriction upon development would obviously of course put the brakes on construction just about all together in the CBD, and in other areas of Boston as well where more and more mid-rise and shorter high rise are cropping up - Seaport, Brighton/Allston for example.And the only reason the tower was built was that it was an existing federal building getting some extra floors so Boston's height laws didn't apply and it's why it stayed the tallest building in Boston for so long.