Monday, July 16, 2012
Construction is well on it's way.
The 22-story, $300 million Liberty Mutual tower on the corner of Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue. It's expected to create 500 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs, but plans for the building have caused controversy, since it will shade, at minimum, a very small part of Boston Common.
Friday, April 20, 2012
And how would you spend $1 million per week?
Liberty Mutual got a state and local tax break of $46.5 million to build an office tower near its Back Bay headquarters and create 600 jobs, according to a report in the Boston Globe. And it got the tax break while Liberty Mutual chairman Edmund F. “Ted” Kelly was paid about $200 million during the past four years. Policyholders, watchdog groups and Globe columnist Brian McGrory cried foul. What do you think? And how would you spend about $1 million per week? Tell us in the comment section below.
Friday, January 6, 2012
There's plenty of building going on -- or planning to go on -- in the Back Bay, and we've got a by-the-pictures summary of what's on the table in the neighborhood.
Have an opinion about any of these projects? Know of a project we've left out? Leave a comment and let us know.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Real estate agent John Keith on residents' fears that it will cast a shadow on the Boston Common and Copley Square.
Earlier this year, the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company received city approval to build a 22-story tall office tower to be located at the border of the Back Bay. The $300 million project, which will replace the old Salvation Army site on the corner of Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue, is expected to create about 500 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs. The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay has written several letters in which it expresses its concern that the height of the new building will shade the sun on Boston Common, in violation of state law. The project has the support of Mayor Menino and most of the Boston City Council, so perhaps the company feels it doesn't need to obey the letter of the law. In its Project …