Boston, Massachusetts, United States is a global city and is among the most economically powerful cities in the world, a mecca of education and a hub of venture capital. Alongside being the state capital, it is a major seaport and the oldest continuously operated industrial and fishing port in the western hemisphere. As one of the oldest and historically important cities in North America, especially noted for the Boston tea party of 1773, the city’s architecture is a mix of the old and new architecture. But unlike other global cities, the skyline of Boston is limited to 800 feet. There are several reasons why the city’s skyline is vertically challenged. In 1894, when 125 feet tall Haddon Hall went up on Berkeley Street, dismayed neighbors pushed a cap of 70 feet on new buildings. During that period, the skyline of Boston was dominated by church steeples except for the 496-foot Custom House tower which was exempted from the zoning restrictions as it was a federal building. With the new master planning in the 1960s rose the Prudential Center which soared high at 750 feet which lead to the rise of skyscrapers in the downtown area. Another factor at play is the Federal Aviation Administration which outlined the height limits of 600 to 800 feet in the financial district, to maintain clear take-off baths from runways. Even with the height restrictions in place, the skyline isn’t stunted.
Here is a list of the top 15 Boston Skyscrapers / tall buildings of Boston.

1. 200 Clarendon Street (Formerly known as John Hancock Tower) – 790ft | Boston Skyscrapers

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 2. Prudential Tower – 749ft

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 3. Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences – 742ft

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 4. Millennium Tower – 685ft

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5. Federal Reserve Bank Building – 614ft | Boston Skyscrapers

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6. One Boston Place – 601ft

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 7. One International Place – 600ft

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8. 100 Federal Street – 591ft

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 9. One Financial Center – 590ft

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 10. 111 Huntington Avenue – 554ft | Boston Skyscrapers

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11. Two International Place – 538ft | Boston Skyscrapers

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 12. One Post Office Square – 525ft

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 13. One Federal Street – 520ft

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 14. Exchange Place – 510ft

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 15. 60 State Street – 509ft | Boston Skyscrapers

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