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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Boston skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Boston architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Boston are included on this list. Information about these Boston buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Boston and older historic landmarks.

List is made up of many different buildings, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Faneuil Hall.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Boston?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Boston. Famous architectural houses within the city of Boston are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
100 Summer Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Boston Buildings & Structures
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100 Summer Street is a high-rise building located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 450 feet with 32 floors, over 1.03 million square feet of office space, and was completed in 1974. It is currently the 23rd-tallest building in Boston. The architectural firm who designed the building was Welton Becket and Associates. 100 Summer Street is notable for the distinctive bronze tint of its windows. It was designed in a U-shaped footprint to accommodate a small public plaza. ...more

City/Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1974

Architect: Welton Becket

Created By: Welton Becket

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101 Clarendon Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Boston Buildings & Structures
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101 Clarendon Street, also known as Columbus Center, was a proposed skyscraper planned for Boston, Massachusetts. If completed, it would have stood as the 25th-tallest building in Boston. Continuing on the trend established by the Prudential Tower in 1964, the completed building would have concealed more of the Massachusetts Turnpike by utilizing air rights above it. The location would have been above the turnpike, directly to the east of Back Bay station and south of Copley Square in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. The project would have "united the city’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods." The project was put on what was then a temporary hiatus in March 2008 with the developers ...more

City/Town: Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Jan 01 2009

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111 Huntington Avenue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Boston Buildings & Structures
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111 Huntington Avenue is a Boston skyscraper. Located on Huntington Avenue, it is part of the Prudential Center complex that also houses the Prudential Tower. Completed in 2002, the tower is 554 feet tall and houses 36 floors. The building is the tallest skyscraper built in Boston since 1987 and is Boston's eighth-tallest building. It won the 2002 bronze Emporis Skyscraper Award. It is sometimes given the unofficial nickname The R2-D2 Building after the Star Wars droid's top. ...more

City/Town: Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Jan 01 2002

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125 High Street is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Boston Buildings & Structures
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125 High Street is a 30 floor postmodern highrise in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. Standing 452 feet tall, the highrise is currently the 22nd-tallest building in the city. 125 High Street has approximately 1.8 million square feet of Class A office space. It was designed by Jung Brannen Associates. ...more

City/Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1991

Created By: TRO Jung Brannen

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