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Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing topped off

A view from floor 55 of the 60-story, $700 million Millennium Tower Boston, under construction in Downtown Crossing.

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A view from floor 55 of the 60-story, $700 million Millennium Tower Boston, under construction in Downtown Crossing.

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The 60-story, $700 million Millennium Tower Boston, which is rising next door to the former home of Filene’s department store in Downtown Crossing, held a topping-off ceremony Thursday. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and about 450 construction workers from the project attended. At a topping-off ceremony, a traditional final beam is raised, along with a Christmas tree, to signify that the structure has reached its final height. Residents are scheduled to move in to the building in the summer of 2016.

Boston- 09/17/15 -A topping out ceremony was held at the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, which will be the tallest residential building in Boston. The $700 concrete building was started two years ago and will be 60 stories high with a finished height of 685 feet. The building (right) rises over Downtown Crossing, a few blocks from The Old South Meeting House on Washington Street. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

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The building (right) rises over Downtown Crossing, a few blocks from The Old South Meeting House on Washington Street.

Boston- 09/17/15 -A topping out ceremony was held at the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, which will be the tallest residential building in Boston. The $700 concrete building was started two years ago and will be 60 stories high with a finished height of 685 feet. A crane lifts the ceremonial final bucket of concrete with a Christmas tree that was raised to the 650 foot height. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A crane lifts the ceremonial final bucket of concrete with a Christmas tree that was raised to the 650-foot height.

Boston- 09/17/15 -A topping out ceremony was held at the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, which will be the tallest residential building in Boston. The $700 concrete building was started two years ago and will be 60 stories high with a finished height of 685 feet. Laborer Glen Chevannes's glasses reflect the Millennium Tower. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Laborer Glen Chevannes's glasses reflect the Millennium Tower.

Boston- 09/17/15 -A topping out ceremony was held at the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, which will be the tallest residential building in Boston. The $700 concrete building was started two years ago and will be 60 stories high with a finished height of 685 feet. All the construction workers were treated to a lunch as they sat at tables at the bases of the building on Washington Street. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

All of the Millennium Tower construction workers were treated to a lunch as they sat at tables at the bases of the building on Washington Street.

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