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Towers proposed near TD Garden

Project would join several transforming area

The proposed towers would contain a mix of offices, stores, restaurants, a cinema complex, and possibly a supermarket. And TD Garden would expand by 40,000 square feet.ELKUS MANFREDI ARCHITECTS

If developers have their way, Boston’s TD Garden will soon get some towering new neighbors.

Boston Properties and Delaware North Cos. on Monday filed formal plans to construct a series of buildings on Causeway Street that would transform the arena’s entrance and create a new gateway into Boston from the north. Preliminary plans for the development have been previously reported.

A rendering by project designer Elkus Manfredi Architects shows a series of modern, angular towers on a 2.8-acre site in front of the Garden. The tallest tower to the west would reach up to 600 feet and contain nearly 500 residences. The building to the east would contain offices, and the one in the middle would be a 306-room hotel.

The towers would rise above a common stone base containing a mix of offices, stores, restaurants, a cinema complex, and possibly a supermarket. The arena itself would expand by 40,000 square feet, and new walking paths would be built to connect rail passengers to North Station.


The 1.9-million-square-foot project still needs approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. It is one of several developments that could drastically reshape the neighborhood around the arena in coming years.

A new world headquarters for Converse Inc. is already under construction next to the Garden; an apartment building is nearly finished across from it on Causeway Street; and the BRA has approved a massive residential tower behind the arena on Nashua Street.

Together, the projects would ring the Garden with more than 1,100 new homes. Also nearby, a developer is proposing to tear down most of the Government Center Garage and replace it with a 600-foot office tower, and five other buildings with a mix of stores, hotel rooms, and residences.

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