Boston’s Top Ten Building Permits of 2017



The research team at BuildZoom used our National Building Permit Database to identify Boston’s ten most expensive construction permits of 2017.  

1. Seaport Boulevard Condo

Architect: Elkus Manfredi

Job Value: $498,464,800

Source: Curbed Boston

2. Harvard Science and Engineering Building

Architect: Behnisch Architekten

Job Value: $477,300,000

Source: Harvard University

3. Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing

Architects: CBT Architects

Contractor: AECOM Tishman

Job Value: $226,844,649

Source: HYM Investment Group

4. General Electric Headquarters

Architect: Gensler

Contractor: Brian Campbell

Job Value: $165,978,500

Source: Boston Globe

5. Sausage Parcel Apartments

Architects: Stantec, Group One Partners

Contractor: Crescent Heights

Job Value: $163,000,000

Source: Curbed Boston

6. The Hub on Causeway

Architects: Elkus Manfredi Architects‎, ‎Gensler‎

Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates

Job Value: $158,256,796

Source: Bldup

7. Mixed Use Towers By Boston Red Sox Leesee

Job Value: $142,515,000

8. Emerson College Student Housing Renovation

Job Value: $107,763,988

Source: Curbed Boston

9. Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Apartment complex

Contractor: Ahmed Nur

Job Value: $106,000,000

Source: Bldup

10. Pier 4 Luxury Condo

Contractor: Mark Penney

Job Value: $100,970,700

Source: Boston Planning & Development Agency



This list includes all permit types that were issued by the building department in 2017, regardless of the date of application. All information is provided by the building department, but descriptions may have been adjusted for readability. Original permit descriptions are available on each project’s property page, which you can find on our Boston Permit Map.

Having grown up in Los Angeles and studied in New York, Kelsey is fascinated by how the built environment shapes our understanding of people, culture, and well-being. Her work is at the intersection of design, research, and marketing. She enjoys traveling, reading, and eating food that requires chopsticks.