Carpenter & Company tops off 61-story One Dalton St. tower -
Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences built by Suffolk Construction

September 07, 2018 - Owners Developers & Managers

Boston, MA According to Carpenter & Company, the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton St., has reached its full height at 742 feet, a major construction milestone that solidifies the tower’s transformative presence along the city skyline. Now the tallest residential building in all of the city and New England, One Dalton offers views of the city and its surroundings in every direction, from Boston Harbor to the Berkshire Mountains and Cape Cod shores. One Dalton, home to a collection of 160 private residences as well as a five-star Four Seasons hotel, will welcome its first residents and hotel guests to the Back Bay neighborhood in 2019.

“One Dalton is the finest and most architecturally-significant skyscraper ever built in Boston, ushering in a new era of modern development and elevating the standard of luxury living in this city,” said Richard Friedman, president and CEO of Carpenter & Co. “Watching this unprecedented, architectural landmark soar into the sky has been especially thrilling, and we are pleased to have such a meaningful impact on the city and its skyline.”

The 61-story One Dalton is brought to life by a team who drew upon their own connections to the area as inspiration. The architecture team is led by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, who first designed the John Hancock Tower (now 200 Clarendon St.) more than 40 years ago. Designer Thierry Despont is spearheading One Dalton’s private residences lobby, which pays homage to the nearby Trinity Church, as well as the 50th Floor Club lounge, reserved exclusively for residents. The French-born Despont, educated at Harvard University, is known for his work on historical landmarks such as the Cartier Mansion, Woolworth Building and Statue of Liberty in New York, and the Ritz in Paris. Noted landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, whose eponymous firm is headquartered in the city, has created a 5,000 s/f public park that connects the building with its prestigious surrounding neighborhood.

“The topping out of One Dalton celebrates on Boston’s skyline both the great tradition and the alluring future of the Back Bay as the vibrantly thriving heart of one of the world’s most livable cities,” said Cobb.

Cobb, working with local architecture firm Cambridge Seven Associates, has crafted a modern skyscraper inspired by both the city’s storied history as well as its progressive future. Its “soft triangle” form strategically creates sweeping views while reducing corridors to offer residents ultimate privacy. Cobb designed the operating architectural bay windows to be rooted in Back Bay tradition and create multidirectional panoramas while maintaining a sleek and clean facade. 

Built by Suffolk Construction, One Dalton is anchored 165 feet deep into bedrock and uses the world’s most advanced methods of skyscraper engineering and construction.

One Dalton’s 160 private residences are perched on the tower’s uppermost floors, atop the 215-room Four Seasons hotel. Residents will have access to the full services and amenities of the hotel, such as laundry, housekeeping, turndown, and catering services. One Dalton will also feature a collection of gallery-worthy art curated by the team of Bostonian art consultants at Kate Chertavian Fine Art, including a number of commissions created specifically for the development.

In addition to the private lobby and 50th Floor Club Lounge, residents of One Dalton have direct access to more than 20,000 s/f of amenity space managed by Four Seasons. These amenities include an indoor 65-foot lap pool, fitness center designed by The Wright Fit featuring the latest cardio and strength training equipment, signature spa with massage and treatment rooms, yoga and Pilates studios, golf simulator room with wet bar, theater and performance room, meeting facilities and a pet washing and grooming station. Additionally, residents will enjoy access to Zuma, the world-class contemporary Japanese restaurant opening in the building. Zuma currently operates in the world’s leading international markets, including London, Hong Kong, Rome, Dubai, New York and Bangkok.

One Dalton is nestled in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood within walking distance of the area’s beloved boutiques, galleries, museums, cultural institutions, cafés, and restaurants including the Copley Mall, Prudential Center, Newbury Street, Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum and Symphony Hall. Boston’s multitude of green spaces, such as the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, the Back Bay Fens and the Charles River Esplanade are also close by. One Dalton is conveniently located near the Back Bay Amtrak rail station, and is a few minutes to Logan International Airport, which offers nonstop flights to over 50 international cities.



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