Millennium Tower Boston | July 21, 2017

Only Six Of The Most Unique Residences In New England Remain

Each Millennium Tower home is a living experience, unparalleled anywhere.

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Millennium Tower | May 1, 2017

The Opening of the Shoppers Plaza adjacent to Millennium Tower happened on May 1st, 2017.

On May 1st 2017, Millennium Tower Boston developers, MB Urban Properties, officially opened Shoppers Plaza, a triangular, open-air plaza adjacent to Millennium Tower in downtown Boston, MA in the neighborhood of Millennium Place Boston. To celebrate, Shoppers Plaza will launch a line up of summer programming for the season for visitors and residents alike.

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The Bates Real Estate Report | February 28, 2017

Boston’s Most Important Condo Sale in 2016

In Boston, it was an unheard of ask. Every media outlet would do stories about the price. Every agent would mention it in awe to peers, prospects, and clients.

It was a price that didn’t just one-up the price of the most impressive condos in the city’s best luxury developments; it beat their prices by multiples.

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Boston Homes | January 28, 2017

Living at the top in Millennium Tower

Millennium Tower is a special place to call home. This amazing 60-story development at 1 Franklin St. has been a giant success, transforming the site of what used to be Filene’s Basement in the Midtown-Downtown Crossing area into a towering glass palace of luxury and grace.

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Boston Globe | December 1, 2016

Japanese luxury, up on the second floor at Pabu

Where to Pabu, a Japanese restaurant located on the second floor of luxury condo building Millennium Tower.

What for Sushi, small plates, and butter-basted steaks at a concept from two acclaimed chefs: Michelin-starred James Beard award winner Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga. It is an offshoot of their San Francisco restaurant of the same name. (A third Pabu, in the Four Seasons in Baltimore, opened in 2012 and closed two years later.)

Read More | November 21, 2016

Boston Accent: West Meets East

Boston is Chef Benjamin Steigers’ newest adventure. Trained in Michelin-star restaurants Noma (Copenhagen) and Ryugin (Tokyo), and sous chef at the San Francisco-based Japanese restaurant Pabu from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga, Steigers is now executive chef at Pabu Boston, the latest addition to the Downtown Crossing dining scene, located on the second floor of the Millennium Tower. “It’s exciting and overwhelming all at the same time,” says Steigers, yet he is up for the challenge.

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Square Foot Hong Kong | November 8, 2016

Second to None

Regardless of whatever social, political, or economic issues the United States faces, it remains the world’s most popular destination for investment dollars. London, and the UK, is also favourite, but overseas US property purchases totaled nearly US$200 billion in the first half of 2016

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Zagat | November 2, 2016

10 Things to Know About PABU Boston

PABU Boston, one of the most anticipated openings of the year and the New England debut from star chef Michael Mina, officially opened yesterday inside Downtown’s 60-story Millennium Tower. The chic Japanese restaurant inhabits the second floor of the $700 million project, most of which is dedicated to over 440 luxury residences. Modeled after Mina’s original PABU restaurant in San Francisco, has a clandestine quality, the space is sexy and its upscale izakaya approach — featuring plenty of small plates, an elaborate sushi menu and a massive sake selection — should garner plenty of attention. Here’s what to know before you make your reservation.

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Boston Herald | November 2, 2016

Pabu part of Boston’s global-celeb-chef boom

Boston has always boasted a bright, tight-knit constellation of talented homegrown chefs. But lately, some big restaurant industry stars are moving into our orbit.

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Boston Magazine | October 25, 2016

First Look at Michael Mina’s Pabu Boston

While the well-heeled residents have started moving into the Millennium Tower, the rest of us will soon have a delicious excuse to check out the gleaming new high-rise. The decorated Mina Restaurant Group makes its New England debut next week, with Pabu Boston at Millennium Tower.

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Banker & Tradesman | July 25, 2016

Millennium Tower Nears The Finish Line

Life in the Millennium Tower Boston is a study in contrasts, from the clubby residents’ lounge with its marble and wood finishes to the modern living quarters above with floor-to-ceiling windows showing off expansive views of Boston and beyond.

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Boston Herald | July 23, 2016

Millennium Tower wows at opening

Fifteen new condo owners have moved into the 60-story Millennium Tower Boston in Downtown Crossing, the Hub’s newest and perhaps glitziest luxury residential building with amenities and city views with a “wow” factor.

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The Boston Globe | July 23, 2016

On close inspection, the Millennium Tower stands out

The new Millennium Tower at Downtown Crossing is the first arrival in what I hope will turn out to be a new generation of Boston skyscrapers. With construction almost finished and residents beginning to move in, it’s clear that the tower offers a lot of lessons about the right way to go about building in the city.

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Boston Business Journal | July 22, 2016

This Millennium Tower view could be yours — for $12.5M

In what for years had been a gaping crater in the center of Boston’s Downtown Crossing now stands Millennium Tower, a gleaming 685-foot icon of wealth and luxury.

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The Boston Globe | July 22, 2016

We got inside the new Millennium Tower, and oh those views

From its high-ceilinged lobby to a deluxe three-bedroom in the sky, the Millennium Tower, the newest arbiter of modern luxury in Boston, is luxurious indeed.

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Cubed Boston | July 18, 2016

Millennium Tower: the Ultimate Timeline for Boston’s Tallest Residential Building

Deeds for the first 47 condos to officially close at Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Tower were filed last week with Suffolk County. The milestone marks the end of the years-long journey of what (for now) is Boston’s—and New England’s—tallest residential tower.

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The Wall Street Journal | June 23, 2016

A Building Boom in Boston

Developers aim to lure a younger, tech-savvy crowd to a new wave of glassy designer condos.

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Banker and Tradesman | May 1, 2016

Multifamily Developers, Art Patrons

The 442-unit Millennium Boston Tower will include an extensive collection of contemporary art in lobbies, corridors and its 23,000-square-foot resident club. Curated by East Hampton, New York gallery owner Edsel Williams, the collection will exclusively feature works by artists who have studied or taught at Boston-area art schools.

Many of these artists have been students and teachers of each other. These significant relationships are set forth in this permanent collection for the first time in the history of Boston,” developer Millennium Partners said in a statement.

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Boston Business Journal | April 27, 2016

Millennium Partners lands another Caffè Nero in Downtown Crossing

Millennium Partners has leased a space in Downtown Crossing’s historic Burnham Building to Caffè Nero, a European coffee house, which will bring the 335,000-square-foot commercial space at the building and the adjacent Millennium Tower to full occupancy.

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Forbes | March 23, 2016

Luxury Condos Heal The Gaping Scar Of Boston Real Estate

When NATO bombed Yugoslavia’s capitol Belgrade in 1999 in the final phase of the Balkan wars it was aerial “shock and awe” before it became an American political cliché. Critical national media and government ministries clustered downtown were pummeled for two months straight. Seventeen years later a number of these bombed-out buildings still stand with tacit permanence near Belgrade’s revitalizing central waterfront exactly as they were left after the war ended.

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Boston Magazine | March 7, 2016

Boston’s Highest-End Apartment Towers

Millennium Tower, downtown’s tallest skyscraper, will also be home to the city’s largest residential gym, snazziest penthouse, and a private spa. Oh, and it’s 90 percent sold out. Couldn’t get in? We did.

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Boston Globe | February 12, 2016

Millennium Tower penthouse in downtown Boston sold

The “Grand” penthouse on the 60th floor of the Millennium Tower Boston has been sold, the developer of the building in Downtown Crossing announced Wednesday. Neither the buyer nor the price was disclosed. However, when it went on the market in late 2014, Millennium Partners listed it for $37.5 million.

Read More | February 10, 2016

Millennium Tower condo, listed at $37.5 million, has a buyer

Millennium Tower’s largest unit, the “Grand Penthouse,” has a buyer and is under agreement, according to the developers behind the tallest residential building in Boston.

The 13,000-square-foot condo takes up the entire top floor of the 60-story Millennium Tower and had a $37.5 million price tag when first announced.

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Boston Business Journal | February 10, 2016

Millennium Tower’s grand penthouse is under contract

Millennium Tower’s 13,000-square-foot grand penthouse, which had been listed for sale for $37.5 million, is under contract, developer Millennium Partners announced Wednesday.

Millennium Partners declined to disclose the purchase price and the buyer, but the firm did say the buyer intends “to occupy the space as its family residence.” A source in the real estate industry said it’s a local buyer, but those details could not be confirmed.

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Banker & Tradesman | February 10, 2016

Millennium Tower’s $37.5M Penthouse Under Agreement

The Millennium Tower Boston’s 60th-story penthouse unit, which had been listed for $37.5 million, has been placed under agreement as a “family residence,” developer Millennium Partners said today.

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Boston Curbed | February 10, 2016

Millennium Tower’s $37.5M Grand Penthouse Just Sold

Someone or some people or something just bought the Millennium Tower’s 13,000-square-foot “Grand Penthouse” (as developer Millennium Partners calls it). The spread was asking $37,500,000 and would be far and away the priciest home sale in Boston history should it trade for anywhere near that amount. The penthouse is only under agreement, with the deal yet to close.

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Zagat | January 4, 2016

Boston’s Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2016

PABU Boston. Chef Michael Mina (pictured at page top) will open his first New England restaurant in Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Tower this year. The two-floor izakaya and sushi bar is a spin-off of PABU San Francisco, so expect Japanese seafood, wagyu beef dishes, noodles, and an inevitably wondrous sushi selection (with 16-plate omakase option). And great news for those dwelling within Millennium’s million-dollar residences: Mina will also commandeer a private club and cooking education facility solely for residents. Where: 1 Franklin St. When: Summer.

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Boston Herald | September 17, 2015

Millennium Tower Boston to top off with 90 percent sold

Millennium Partners’ topping off ceremony today for its 60-story, $394 million Millennium Tower Boston comes two years to the day that it broke ground for the luxury residential building in Downtown Crossing.

Millennium has pre-sold more than 90 percent of the 685-foot tower’s 442 condos — deals worth $800 million-plus — since sales started Oct. 23. Sales have ranged from $900,000 for a one-bedroom to more than $10 million for a penthouse, according to partner Richard Baumert.

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Boston Business Journal | September 17, 2015

Top of the world: Check out Millennium Tower’s penthouse views

At 685 feet, Millennium Tower is among the tallest structures ever built in Boston.

The construction budget for Millennium Tower is $375 million, and the overall development cost reaches $700 million.

A few more statistics: the construction has required 6,500 trucks of concrete; 10,000 tons of reinforcing and structural steel and 8,000 panels of glass. The building itself weighs 280 million pounds.

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Boston Globe | September 17, 2015

Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing topped off

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.

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The Boston Globe | August 19, 2015

A ‘vertical assembly line’ rises above Downtown Crossing

At 520 feet above downtown Boston, the upper reaches of the Millennium Tower are open to the sky, a few fingers of steel girders and temporary fencing framing workers spreading concrete for each new floor — a third of an acre every other day.

Four hundred feet below that on the seventh floor, a sunny two-bedroom is all but ready to move in.

The construction of the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, the tallest new building to hit the Boston skyline in 40 years, is like no other this city has seen. On this “vertical assembly line,” as project superintendent Rich Michaels calls it, lower floors are finished before the upper ones are enclosed. The process is so fast that some new residents will be cooking in their multimillion-dollar condos while painters touch up the top floors.

Boston hasn’t built many towers crammed into tight downtown spaces, but the assembly-line process is used in cities such as New York where clusters of skyscrapers are more common. At 60 stories and 685 feet at its peak, the Millennium Tower is the first of several new towers to hit the skyline in the coming months, all to be built faster than the generation of skyscrapers before them.

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Boston Homes | July 2, 2015

Millennium Tower to feature izakaya

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The Voice of Downtown Boston | June 11, 2015

Millennium Tower Boston Introduces Chef Michael Mina’s PABU To Downtown Boston

The most anticipated project in modern Boston history, Millennium Tower Boston is raising Downtown Boston to new heights—literally and figuratively. Along with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina and renowned sushi chef Ken Tominaga, Millennium Partners announced Wednesday that PABU Boston open at Millennium Tower next fall. The modern izakaya and sushi bar will feature market-fresh menu with fish sourced locally from New England and flown in fresh from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market.

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Boston Magazine | June 10, 2015

Michael Mina to Open Boston Branch of Pabu

“Out of all the restaurant concepts I’m involved in [26], I really thought Pabu was the best one to complement the city,” Mina says. “We’re not trying to create a new wave Japanese restaurant because that’s not how Ken cooks. We wanted to take what’s so great about Japanese food—the product, the cleanliness, and the techniques—and put it in an environment that’s fun. In my career, I’ve never wanted to create a 20-seat whisper-joint. I’ve always preferred restaurants with buzz and energy. Despite popular belief, you can combine the two things. We did it in San Francisco and it’s been an unbelievable success.”

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Boston Business Journal | June 10, 2015

This is the kind of restaurant you put in a new tower with multimillion-dollar units

The developers of the luxury Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing have settled on a restaurant to serve the kind of residents who buy units selling for the millions and tens of millions of dollars — the first New England venture by San Francisco chef Michael Mina and sushi chef Ken Tominaga.

Mina’s company also will operate the residents-only club in the 685-foot tower.

PABU will be an izakaya, which is a casual bar for professionals, essentially, and sushi bar. The opening of the restaurant on the first two floors at the corner of Franklin and Washington streets is set for fall 2016; residents are set to being moving in during the summer of 2016.

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Boston Herald | April 24, 2015

New Grocer To Be A Cut Above

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Boston Herald | April 24, 2015

Downtown Crossing market revival: Roche Bros. opening in Filene’s building

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Boston Homes | March 12, 2015

Millennium Tower Boston tallies $650 million in sales

Seventy percent of the 442 luxurious residences to be housed in Millennium Tower Boston in Downtown Crossing have been sold, according to Richard Baumert, a partner at Millennium Partners, which is developing the 60-story glass skyscraper.
That represents $650 million in sales since the sales office opened. Millennium Tower Boston won’t open until the summer of 2016.
“We are thrilled with the initial sales momentum of Millennium Tower Boston and how the project has been embraced by the local community,” said Baumert. Approximately 75 percent of sales have been to local buyers.

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The Voice of Downtown Boston | March 12, 2015

Millennium Tower Boston 70% Sold

Yesterday, Millennium Partners reached a milestone: 70 percent of Millennium Tower Boston‘s 442 condominium units sold in just four months, bringing in $650 million in revenue. What’s more, this represents just a fraction of Millennium Partners’ earnings. Sales from Millennium Tower Boston and Millennium Place topped $1 billion in 18 months.

A Peek Inside Millennium Tower Boston

If you work or live in Downtown Boston, you’ve probably seen Millennium Tower Boston rising from the former Filene’s Basement site in Downtown Crossing. The high-rise will give residents 360-degree views of DTX, never before available in private homes.

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NECN | March 11, 2015

Boston Business Journal Report: Selling Millennium Tower

It’s a major development project in Boston, and nearly three quarters of it is sold without even being completed.

Boston Business Journal real estate editor Catherine Carlock joins necn to discuss her story, “The 60-story Millennium Tower is 70% sold.”

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Boston Business Journal | March 11, 2015

The 60-story Millennium Tower is 70% sold

Millennium Tower’s 442 luxury condominiums are 70 percent sold — a figure representing $650 million in sales during the past four months, developer Millennium Partners announced Wednesday.

The 60-story tower is under construction now at 1 Franklin St. in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood. Millennium Partners says 75 percent of sales so far have been to local buyers.

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Good Morning American | February 20, 2015

Ultra-Tall, Ultra-Luxury Buildings Pop Up

The penthouse of the One57 building sold for a record breaking $100 million.

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Curbed | January 16, 2015

Millennium Tower Master Suite Has Two Walk-In Closets

Everyone knows that the under-construction Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing is the most important thing to happen to Boston since the British split in 1776. The 685-foot spire is set to (maybe) transform the entire neighborhood around it as well as to usher in a Manhattan-like level of condo pricing the likes of which our fair town has never seen before. Yet for all its pomp and circumstance the massive monolith has been shrouded in mystery, at least physically. A new listing, however, for what is known address-wise as 1 Franklin Street, provides us a thorough glance at just what a Millennium Tower spread might entail.

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Boston Globe | December 30, 2014

Boston’s best new buildings

FIVE YEARS AGO, the Filene’s block in downtown Boston and the old Ferdinand furniture store in Roxbury’s Dudley Square were both holes in the ground. They’re now both rounding into shape. The building that once housed the Filene’s department store opened to its first office tenants earlier this year. The Ferdinand, recently renamed after the late Boston City Councilor Bruce Bolling, has gone from a bombed-out-looking facade covered in blue plywood to a gleaming new municipal office building.

Filene’s and the Ferdinand are the two best buildings Boston developers produced in 2014, and they’re special for similar reasons. They are good-looking developments on their own, but they really matter because of what each means for the neighborhood around it.

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Hong Kong Tatler Homes | December 1, 2014

Restorative Justice

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Voice of Downtown Boston | October 24, 2014

Millennium Tower Boston Sales Center Opens, Meaning Big Changes Are Closer for Downtown

With a fanfare unprecedented for this kind of event, Millennium Partners announced yesterday the opening of the sales center for the residences of Millennium Tower Boston. For our local press, the big takeaway was that the 60th floor penthouse atop the high-profile building is selling for $37.5 million. This piece of news was everywhere…The Globe, The Herald, the BBJ…it was hard to miss. The Millennium Tower Boston project has rightfully garnered a ton of attention from the start, and the press is right to pick up on this extraordinary element to this story. Here at The Voice, however, we think there are other elements, ones that truly impact the area, which should not be overlooked.

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Boston Homes | October 24, 2014

Millennium Tower introduces new level of luxurious living

Millennium Partners, which is building the 60-story Millennium Tower at One Franklin St. in Downtown Boston, has created a sales office that is just as beautiful as what someone will find in the luxurious residential development that will be delivered in less than two years.
The sales office opened Thursday at 40 Franklin St., diagonally across from the tower, which will sparkle with its glass and concrete façade.
Of the 442 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, 150 are already under contract, including three penthouses, said Richard Baumert, a partner of Millennium Partners. (Residents of other Millennium Partners’ properties were given the first opportunity last month to buy in the Tower.)

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Curbed | October 23, 2014

Reporting from Inside Boston’s New Millennium

Here’s the latest installment of Bates By the Numbers, a weekly feature by Boston real estate agent David Bates that drills down into the Hub’s housing market to uncover those trends and people you would not otherwise notice. Follow him on Twitter and check out his ebook, Context: Nine Key Condo Markets, 2.0.

The sales center at Millennium Tower off Washington Street in Downtown Crossing has a doorman like a luxury hotel… But it’s only a sales center. “That’s a conscious decision and an effort that every touch point is something that conveys the experience of what it would be like to be in one of our buildings,” Richard Baumert, a partner at developer Millennium Partners, explained Wednesday. Since 1991, MP has developed 28 luxurious mixed-used projects, including a building that was named one of the 10 best residential buildings in the world. Simply put: They know how to market new, luxury buildings.

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Boston Herald | October 23, 2014

$37.5M penthouse price tag shatters Boston record

The high life in the Hub has never been loftier than the staggering $37.5 million room with a view Millennium Partners is now offering — a record-breaking price for the entire top floor of the soaring 60-story Millennium Tower Boston.

And that includes just a raw shell, unfurnished — albeit 12,846 square feet of space with a wraparound outdoor terrace and 360-degree city views.

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The Boston Globe | October 23, 2014

At $37.5m, Millennium Tower condo tops most everything

For sale: Huge penthouse, nearly triple the price of the most expensive condominium ever sold in Boston, sure to become the city’s most exclusive address in its tallest residential building.

The 60th-story luxury unit comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace looking across Boston Common to the gentle bends of the Charles River. For potential buyers struggling to imagine the view, developers dispatched a drone up 625 feet to take photos of the surrounding cityscape.

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The Boston Globe | August 24, 2014

Downtown Crossing has become desirable

After years of effort, it looks like it’s really going to happen this time: Downtown Crossing will be revitalized as a center of commerce, yes, but also as a desirable place to live. Construction of Millennium Tower , a 60-story glass structure with 442 residences, is underway at the area’s most prominent intersection. And next door, in the beautiful 1912 Burnham Building that once housed the original Filene’s, work is underway on a Roche Bros. supermarket.

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Urban Arches | August 18, 2014

Speaking the Terra Cotta Language: Gladding Mcbean Adds an Earthy Touch to a Boston Renovation

The original vision and final result of a renovated building are usually quite similar. The vision of the architect and developer is conceptualized as a finished product, and usually if all goes well, the result is very much like the vision. The new owners and/or tenants can see what the architect and the visionary saw, and it all makes sense. But what the onlookers and tenants or owners don’t see are the backstories of process and material, especially when it comes to renovation and restoration.

A perfect example of this is the renovation of the Burnham Building in downtown Boston. It is part of a much more expansive development, Millennium Tower Boston, and both appear as they were meant to be, in direct architectural contrast.

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Boston Business Journal | August 18, 2014

AOL just became the first tenant to move in to former Filene’s site

AOL officially became the first tenant to move in to the renovated Burnham Building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing this morning.

The New York-based media and tech company moved about 50 employees into sixth floor office space. AOL (NYSE :AOL) moved its local operations there from 2 Oliver St. in the Financial District.

Next Monday, 600 employees from advertising firm Arnold Worldwide and its sister agency Havas Media will move into about 125,000 square feet of the building, at the corner of Washington and Summer streets.

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Bostinno | August 18, 2014

The Old Filene’s at Downtown Crossing Welcomes Its First New Tenant

AOL celebrated becoming the first tenant to occupy Boston’s old Filene’s site, moving into the renovated Burnham Building.

The Boston Business Journal reports AOL’s tenancy became official Monday morning, when the New-York based company moved in “about 50 employees” to the sixth floor of the renovated building, which is part of Millennium Partners’ nearly $700 million redevelopment plan for the site. Previously, AOL’s Boston operations were being conducted out of office space at 2 Oliver St. in the Financial District, the BBJ reports.

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The Boston Globe | June 30, 2014

Roche Bros. starts construction on Downtown Crossing supermarket, Millennium says

Millennium Partners, which is redeveloping a key piece of Downtown Crossing, said Monday that Roche Bros.has begun construction on a 25,000- square-foot supermarket that is scheduled to open early next year.

The supermarket will be at the Millennium Tower/Burnham Building, and it will occupy much of the space that once housed local retail legend Filene’s Basement. Headquartered in Wellesley, Roche Bros. operates roughly 20 stores.

Millennium had big news in April when the Irish clothing chain Primark announced it would open its first US store in the historic Burnham Building.

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New York Times | June 17, 2014

New Energy Rouses Boston’s Downtown Crossing

BOSTON — Ever since the postwar demise of the venerable department stores that once distinguished Downtown Crossing as a shopping hub, the central section of this city has struggled to survive as a retail destination.

But some $4 billion in private investment over the last decade is finally stoking the long-neglected district with both a new attitude and fresh appeal. Developers are rapidly reinventing Downtown Crossing as an upscale residential neighborhood filled with stores, restaurants and cafes catering to students and young professionals.

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The Voice of Downtown Boston | June 1, 2014

Millennium Tower Boston: The City Rises From Here

The buzz about downtown’s most high profile project has been building for more than a year, and it finally culminates for would-be buyers on May 1st. Boston’s groundbreaking new development Millennium Tower Boston will officially begin registration that day, the first step for those who have been chomping at the bit to get in. Those who sign up at MTowerBoston.comwill receive exclusive details about the iconic 60-story luxury residential building.

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Wall Street Journal | May 16, 2014

Boston’s Downtown Crossing Crosses Over

It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston’s Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC Partners, in the Financial District. But until recently, Mr. Howe wouldn’t have considered living in the neighborhood, which over the years has been nicknamed the Combat Zone and the Red-Light District.

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Boston Globe | April 29, 2014

With new openings, Downtown Crossing to take on European flair

Perhaps you have to be European to truly understand why Primark, one of the hottest retailers on the other side of the Atlantic, wants to be in Downtown Crossing.

American companies see the gritty streets, a construction zone, and a Financial District next door that empties out at 5 p.m. The take-away: Let’s play it safe in a suburban mall.

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CBS Boston | April 26, 2014

Record Concrete Pour Paves Way For Millennium Tower At Downtown Crossing

BOSTON (CBS) – The hole in the ground that was once Filene’s Basement is no more after workers began burying the space under the largest pour of concrete in the city’s history.

The work being done by Suffolk Construction began early Saturday morning is an important milestone in the construction of the $689 million, 1.4 million-square-foot Millennium Tower/Burnham Building development in Downtown Crossing at the former site of Filene’s Department Store.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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Boston Globe | April 23, 2014

Dublin retailer to open store at former Filene’s site

The return of the old Filene’s building as the epicenter of shopping in downtown Boston is nearly complete.

On Wednesday, the Irish clothing chain Primark announced it would open its first US store in the historic Burnham Building, where more than a century ago the Filene family created a sensation in Boston with a department store that drew shoppers by the thousands.

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Boston Globe | March 12, 2014

Legal Sea Foods debuts neighborhood concept

The new Legal Crossing at Millennium Place does not look or feel like any Legal Sea Foods restaurant. That’s exactly what Roger Berkowitz had in mind.

In a wink to the Boston neighborhood’s X-rated past, Legal Crossing’s black brick walls feature an abstract painting of a woman’s naked torso and the bar offers a bubbly “Princess Cheyenne” cocktail, a nod to the famed local stripper from long ago. An edgier design and a distinct menu also set this restaurant apart.

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Curbed Boston | January 7, 2014

Transforming Greater Boston: 10 Projects to Watch in 2014

Shake off that hangover and put on a clean shirt: We’ve got business to attend to! These 10 projects are in various stages of planning and construction throughout the region, and include such game-changers as the Millennium Tower, the twin spires at the Christian Science Plaza, and everyone’s favorite parlor game, the casino-resort in either Everett or Revere. The rest are just as big and buzzy and worthy of watching in 2014.

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Boston Magazine | September 17, 2013

Roche Brothers Will Be Coming to Downtown Crossing As Part of the Millennium Tower Project

There was a showering of confetti, general praise for officials who collaborated on such an enormous structure, and chatter about the rebirth of “The Hub of the Universe” during the unveiling and groundbreaking of the Millennium Tower project in Downtown Crossing on Tuesday.

But perhaps the most exciting news for those who attended the mini-gala, hosted by developers Millennium Partners and Mayor Tom Menino, was that the Roche Brothers supermarket company announced it was locked in as tenants of the new building, and would be the first major supermarket to service the area. “You need an anchor,” said Menino of the supermarket chain, which has plans to open sometime in 2015. The mayor said he hopes other businesses will see the same interest in the Downtown Crossing spot, and will be drawn to the location, to help further what he called “the rebirth” of a section of the city that has been home to the hole left by the former Filene’s department store.

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The Boston Business Journal | September 17, 2013

Menino: Roche Bros. at Filene’s is what Downtown Crossing needs

In a dramatic display that included rising steam and a hail of white confetti,Millennium Partners broke ground on Tuesday at the former Filene’s site in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, a $630 million project that will include a 30,000-square-foot supermarket.

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Metro | September 10, 2013

Boston breaks ground on new Downtown Crossing skyscraper

White paper confetti decorated the sunny skies over Downtown Crossing Tuesday as city officials and business leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of what developers describe as “a project of triumph and rebirth” – Millennium Tower.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined developers from Millennium Partners at the historic Burnham Building, the site of the former Filene’s Department Store, where the the $630 million, 60-story tower will be built.

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Boston Globe | April 12, 2013

Filene’s project to resume within days

The long-stalled Filene’s redevelopment in downtown Boston will resume within days, as the project’s developer has signed the advertising firm Arnold Worldwide to occupy a large chunk of a $630 million complex of new offices, stores, and luxury homes.

The upcoming work will bring life back to the property and accelerate the broader revitalization of Downtown Crossing, where the blight at Filene’s has undermined an otherwise robust period of construction activity in the area.

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Boston Business Journal | September 23, 2012

City approves 625-foot tower at former Filene’s site

The stalled Filene’s project in Boston’s Downtown Crossing moved a step closer to construction on Thursday night as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved Millennium Partners’ proposal for a $615 million tower.

Plans for the Millennium Tower and Burnham Building include 600 condominiums and apartments, up to 218,000 square feet of office space and as much as 231,000 square feet of retail.

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