The Harlo at 1350 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

The Harlo, developed and built by Skanska is a 17-story, 183,000-square-foot tower with 212 boutique apartments, underground parking and approximately 7,000-square-feet of retail. It’s located in Boston’s burgeoning Fenway neighborhood, a popular, active community with limited access and high congestion. To meet those challenges, designers specified precast concrete hollowcore and architectural precast concrete panels supported on a steel frame, all of which were erected by one company.

Built on a 0.6 acre site, the structure rises from a four-story podium base. This set-back configuration breaks up the building’s mass, provides space for both a fifth-floor amenity deck and green roofs above fourth-floor loft apartments, allows sunlight and air to penetrate to the tower, and minimizes the building’s visual impact.

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Projects details

  • PrecasterJ.P. Carrara and Sons Inc., Middlebury, VT

  • OwnerSkanska, New York, NY

  • ArchitectStantec/ADD Inc., Boston, MA

  • Architectural PrecasterPrecast Specialties Corp., Abington, MA Betons Préfabriques Du Lac (BPDL) Inc. Alma, QC, Canada

  • Structural EngineerODEH Engineers, North Providence, RI

  • ContractorSkanska, Boston, MA


  • 234,164 (Total)

  • 182,400 (residential)

  • 7,050 (retail and restaurant)

  • 44,715 (parking garage)

  • Levels/Floors: 17-story (plus mechanical penthouse)

  • 856 pieces of precast concrete hollowcore plank

  • (8-in thick, 8-ft wide, and 26-ft long).

  • 142,000ft2 of precast concrete hollowcore plank