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Developers Propose Three-Tower Project To Transform Old Boston Garden Site

The Boston Redevelopment Authority yesterday released filings showing that developers of the old Boston Garden site "now want to build three high-rises" with residences, hotels, offices and shops that "would tower over the TD Garden," according to Chris Cassidy of the BOSTON HERALD. The three-tower project would include "a 600-foot residential tower with 497 units." A 306-room hotel in the middle "would stretch 320 feet," and an office tower next to it "would rise to 420 feet." The filings show that all totaled, the project would include "668,000 square feet of office space, 142,000 square feet of flex office space, 235,000 square feet of restaurant and retail, 25,000 square feet for an atrium hall leading toward Canal Street and a 40,000 square foot expansion of the TD Garden." The first phase would "begin in late 2014 and end in early 2017." The rest of the project would "then take about two to three years" (BOSTON HERALD, 9/10). In Boston, Casey Ross noted the towers are "one of several developments that could drastically reshape the neighborhood around the arena in coming years," as a new world HQs for Converse is currently "under construction next to the Garden" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/10).
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