61-Story One Dalton Reaches Full Height, Transforming Boston’s Skyline


BOSTON, MA – Carpenter & Company announced today that the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston has reached its full height at 742 feet, a major construction milestone that solidifies the tower’s transformative presence along the Boston skyline.

Now the tallest and most meticulously-crafted residential building in all of Boston and New England, One Dalton offers unobstructed 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 early 2019.

“The Four Seasons One Dalton is the newest addition to the Back Bay’s famous skyline in many decades,” stated Martin Walsh, Mayor of Boston. “The building demonstrates Boston’s great international appeal, and its design by Harry Cobb, who also designed the John Hancock Tower, shows that this city can be bold in new architecture and do it well.”

“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 L. Friedman, President and CEO of Carpenter & Company. “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 of celebrated visionaries who drew upon their own connections to the Boston area as inspiration. The distinguished architecture team is led by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, one of America’s greatest living architects, who first designed the John Hancock Tower (now 200 Clarendon Street) more than 40 years ago. The world’s leading 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 Boston, has created a 5,000-square-foot 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 Henry N. Cobb. “Moreover, the tower represents the capstone of my architectural journey in Boston four decades after designing what is formerly known as the Hancock Tower.”

Cobb, working with local architecture firm Cambridge Seven Associates, has thoughtfully crafted a modern skyscraper inspired by both Boston’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 five-star hotel, such as laundry, housekeeping, turndown, and catering services. Each home includes every luxury and convenience discerning buyers desire, including meticulous layouts and 11-foot cove ceilings to enhance natural light and views, a state-of-the-art kitchen appliance package featuring Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, indoor fireplaces in every residence and outdoor fireplaces and private balconies in select residences. One Dalton will also feature a bespoke 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 square feet 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.