Developer pitches new design for Filene’s site
Plan is for 606-foot glass tower with a mix of retail and residences to fill former Filene’s site
A glass skyscraper at the former Filene’s department store in Boston would rise to 606 feet under a plan released Monday that calls for a dramatic new peak on the city’s downtown skyline with offices, stores, and 500 homes. The new design by Millennium Partners calls for a taller and more slender version of the building previously proposed by Vornado Realty Trust and Boston developer John B. Hynes III. That building failed to move forward due to financial problems, leading Millennium to buy into the project earier this year.