We Built This City

A few major buildings under construction or about to break ground, and the men (yes, just men) behind them.

boston development

Development in Boston has become its own special kind of power, in which a few well-connected developers are able to raise the cash, buy the properties, and—most important—push their projects through the BRA’s labyrinthine approval process. Here, a handful of big players who are feasting on the building frenzy of the century.

John Rosenthal
Meredith Management

PROJECT: Fenway Center (#1 on the map above)
1.3 million

Steve Samuels
Samuels & Associates

PROJECT: The Point, Van Ness (#2)
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1.3 million

Shawn Hurley
Skanska USA

PROJECTS: 1350 Boylston (#3), 101 Seaport Square (#7), Watermark Seaport (#8)
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1.4 million

Richard Friedman
Carpenter & Co.

PROJECT: One Dalton Street (#4)

Bryan Koop
Boston Properties

PROJECT: 888 Boylston St. (#5)

Anthony Pangaro
Millenium Partners

PROJECT: Millenium Tower (#6)
SQUARE FOOTAGE: $1.1 million

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