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Believe that is before the mechanical penthouse. They had the res tower at 480' for a bit until it was changed to the height of the mechanical screen.
647' was the height to the tippy-top of the highest wing above the mechanicals, but most of us on this board are pretty sure that at least 30-40' has subsequently been taken off due to structural/wind concerns, etc. I hope we're wrong, but I think this will only rise to around 600 or thereabouts. Guess we'll all know a bit more in a few weeks, given the pace of construction here.
 

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Damn the sucker's big! This looks like a scene from one of those sci-fi movies where the aliens send some towering behemoth to crush human civilization to rubble.
Well it’s about damn time!
 

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For height explanation, reference my old post here #229 in this thread to see the diagrams described below.

The 647' was an estimated measurement by Odurandina based on comparing pixels across 2 diagrams, the first of the residential (with heights listed) and the second with the residential next to the office tower. The residential is listed as 547', but that's above sea level. The ground level is listed as 27', but it's difficult to decipher how the hill fits in to that measurement, as official height is taken from the lowest point. So the residential is AT LEAST 520', but more likely in the 530's, which it certainly appears to be.

The second diagram put a 647' measurement to the tip, above sea level, comparing it to the residential. Once again, that's above sea level, and might also be overstated if counting the residential as a full 547'. The office tower sits slightly lower, so it's more likely we'd be thinking the tip is about 625'-635'. However, the highest FAA point lists it as 601'. The question again becomes, did that point capture the very tip of the higher fin, and count from the lowest point on the building?

So I am of the mind that this is between 601' as the worst case scenario, and 635' as the best case scenario, with the ~625' as the likeliest case unless they did in fact reduce the fin's height from the original diagram.
 

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For height explanation, reference my old post here #229 in this thread to see the diagrams described below.

The 647' was an estimated measurement by Odurandina based on comparing pixels across 2 diagrams, the first of the residential (with heights listed) and the second with the residential next to the office tower. The residential is listed as 547', but that's above sea level. The ground level is listed as 27', but it's difficult to decipher how the hill fits in to that measurement, as official height is taken from the lowest point. So the residential is AT LEAST 520', but more likely in the 530's, which it certainly appears to be.

The second diagram put a 647' measurement to the tip, above sea level, comparing it to the residential. Once again, that's above sea level, and might also be overstated if counting the residential as a full 547'. The office tower sits slightly lower, so it's more likely we'd be thinking the tip is about 625'-635'. However, the highest FAA point lists it as 601'. The question again becomes, did that point capture the very tip of the higher fin, and count from the lowest point on the building?

So I am of the mind that this is between 601' as the worst case scenario, and 635' as the best case scenario, with the ~625' as the likeliest case unless they did in fact reduce the fin's height from the original diagram.
You ever think 'ah hell it doesn't really matter does it?'
 

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Look at the Carr Properties site:

Looks to be about 5 more floors, plus mechanicals and then the pointy bits.

https://www.carrprop.com/properties/one-congress/

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If you line up the high point of the Sudbury's roof with the actual roof portion here, not including the mech screen and fins, this only looks like it's *maybe* 1 more floor. How do you get five? The far side of Sudbury's roof almost perfectly lines up with State Street's.
 

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I will revise my estimate down from 5 floors to 2-3. :D

If you line up the high point of the Sudbury's roof with the actual roof portion here, not including the mech screen and fins, this only looks like it's *maybe* 1 more floor. How do you get five? The far side of Sudbury's roof almost perfectly lines up with State Street's.
 

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This is going to be an interesting view. Shot taken at the corner of Mass Ave and Huntington Ave.
Literally drove down Huntington less than 2 hours ago, under that overpass, and thought the exact same thing when I noticed this! While unlikely, I just might be that 4th car up from the tunnel in your first shot.
 

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