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 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 neighborspushed a cap of 70 feet on new buildings. During that period, the skyline of the Boston was dominated by church steeples except 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 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 tall buildings of Boston.
Here is A list of 15 tallest buildings in Boston, USA.