Sixty State Street

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Sixty State Street

Sections (No. A-27)

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Schematic Design Set
Section Between Colmn 1-2 (No. SK-22)
Site Plan

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Photograph - rendering

In 1969, the Boston real estate developers, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes Company, assembled a parcel of land large enough to accommodate a skyscraper with 1.5 to 2 million square feet of office space. Breuer and his partner Herbert Beckhard designed a four-story base supporting a large tower with setbacks, the facades a nearly identical expanse of modular concrete panels. The floor plates varied in size but all featured large expanses with few supports around a central core of elevators, restrooms and other mechanical services. Despite a signed contract, the developers scuttled the project in June of 1971, allegedly because the building’s cost was too high. The two parties reached a settlement in December of the following year.