100 Cambridge Street

100 Cambridge Street
Saltonstall Building (Boston).JPG
General information
TypeOffice, retail, residential
Location100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°21′37″N 71°03′44″W / 42.36032°N 71.06215°W / 42.36032; -71.06215Coordinates: 42°21′37″N 71°03′44″W / 42.36032°N 71.06215°W / 42.36032; -71.06215
Roof396 ft (121 m)
Technical details
Floor count22
Design and construction
ArchitectEmery Roth & Sons
DeveloperI.M. Pei & Partners

100 Cambridge Street, formerly the Leverett Saltonstall Building, is a high-rise building located in the Government Center district of Boston, Massachusetts. The building stands at 396 feet (121 m) with 22 floors. It was completed in 1965 and underwent major renovation and expansion in the early 2000s. The building is just a few feet shorter than the 400-foot (122 m) height required for inclusion on the list of tallest buildings in Boston. The architectural firm that designed the building was Emery Roth & Sons. The building is notable for its distinctive International style architecture. The building was named in 1969 for former Massachusetts governor and United States Senator Leverett Saltonstall until its closure in 1999. When first opened it housed state offices; it now houses a mix of residential, commercial, and state tenants. Since October 2017, it has been the home of Sattler College.[1]

Cleanup and expansion[]

The building was closed in 1999[2] for a two-year cleanup after asbestos was found in the building's air. Prior to the renovation, it was occupied by state agencies. The $184 million project also included construction of a new, five-story structure wrapped around the base of the tower. The new structure included 34,500 square feet (3,210 m2) of retail space, 56 market-rate condominiums, and 19 units of affordable housing.[3] After the renovation, about half of the building's office space was rented to private tenants.[4] The rest of the office space is used by Massachusetts state agencies. In 2015, the state sold the ground lease on the building for $280 million to the Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.[5] The building is now known as "100 Cambridge Street."[6]


  1. ^ College, Sattler. "The View from 100 Cambridge Street". www.sattlercollege.org.
  2. ^ Lewis, Raphael (19 December 2003). "Lingering asbestos fears may slow state workers' return". Boston Globe. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ "100 Cambridge Street/Bowdoin Place" (PDF). Urban Land Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-05-04. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ Metzger, Andy (23 December 2014). "Saltonstall building sale could net state $90 million, governor's aide says". Masslive.com. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ "MassDevelopment Announces Ground Lease Sale of Award-Winning 100 Cambridge Street to Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation for $280 Million". MassDevelopment. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ "100 Cambridge Street". MassDevelopment. Retrieved 29 April 2016.

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