Menino calls for new downtown skyscraper to eclipse Hancock building
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today called for construction of the city's tallest building ever -- a 70- or 80- story tower on the site of the existing Winthrop Square parking garage in the downtown Financial District -- to trumpet the city's future.
"Here, we'll be looking for proposals that symbolize the full scope of this city's greatness," Menino told the city's business community today, in a speech to the 74th annual meeting of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, delivered at the Seaport Hotel on the South Boston Waterfront.
"We will insist on bold vision and world-class architecture," Menino said of the tower envisioned by City Hall planners. In a rendering of the city's skyline, the tower extended with two spires high above the city's other tallest structures downtown, the 46-story One International Place building and One Financial Center.