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The design of the Winthrop Square tower just got more dramatic

12winthrop -- New renderings of the Winthrop Square Tower (Handel Architects)
Handel Architects
A new image of the proposed Winthrop Square Tower.

Millennium Partners has yet another vision for the skyscraper it wants to build in downtown Boston.

The developer has shared new images with a city design review panel, showing off a 690-foot building that almost looks like two distinct towers in the heart of the Financial District. There are also new images of the “Great Hall,” a public lobby that would run between Devonshire and Federal streets.

One of the new renderings of the Winthrop Square Tower.
Handel Architects
One of the new renderings of the Winthrop Square Tower.

Approval of the $1.3 billion project by the Boston Planning & Development Agency was originally scheduled for this week but was delayed at least a month while Millennium and the agency continue to work on the design of the skyscraper, which will hold offices and condominiums.


Members of a city architectural review board said the building Millennium proposed earlier this year was too massive for the site and “uninteresting” for such a prominent place on Boston’s skyline.

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Millennium says it aims to start construction later this year on the site of a now-demolished city garage, which it is buying from the city for at least $153 million.

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