5 New High-Rise Towers That Might Prove Boston Is the Next New York City

Boston’s skyline is changing—and so is its luxury real estate market…


Born of Puritan roots, Boston has long been a city of hard work and history rather than glitz and glam. But things are quickly changing: Catering to a wave of new residents (the city will see a projected 90,000 newcomers in the next 14 years), developers are crafting a slew of gleaming, amenity-filed luxury residential towers that aim to rival some of the best options in New York City. “A proliferation of new luxury high-rises is resulting in a dramatic change to the city skyline, while also gentrifying neighborhoods like the waterside Seaport District, where people now want to live,” says Al Spagnolo, a veteran architect and founding partner of SGA, a full-service architecture and interior design firm with offices in Boston and New York City. From the tallest residential tower in New England to high-tech hubs with celebrity-chef restaurants and exclusive rooftop “pods,” these five structures have the design, perks, and price tags to launch Boston into the big leagues of American real estate.