OVER the past ten years, the Boston luxury residential real estate market has been transformed by new developments like Millennium Tower, Winthrop Center, Echelon Seaport, The Residences at the St. Regis, Raffles, Pier 4 and more.   

The city’s skyline has been completely reshaped by these new skyscrapers, and they have put Boston residential real estate within the global rankings of the most valuable real estate in the world.  The construction has been constant, so it’s somewhat surprising that it is totally complete everywhere except one building:  

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at South Station Tower. 

Construction for this skyscraper is a part of the South Station Air Rights project, which includes extensive renovations to South Station, expanding the bus terminals, connecting the bus and train terminals for easier access, and more than doubling the size of the outdoor concourse.   

Careful consideration has gone into the preservation of South Station, a historic building that the City of Boston wants to proudly continue to have as a landmark.  Above South Station, the South Station Tower is being built now and is on target to be completed in 2025. 

South Station Tower will be 51 stories and 680 feet tall, making it one of Boston’s tallest skyscrapers.  Designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners, the tower will include office space, commercial and retail as well as 166 Ritz-Carlton residences starting on the 36th floor.   

Photo provided by The David Green Group

Each home has 10-foot ceilings with 360 degree City and Harbor views.  Floor plans range from junior one bedrooms to three-bedroom duplexes, and feature custom marble countertops, Sub-zero and Wolf appliances, light oak and dark walnut custom Italian cabinetry, and more. The building will offer reserved garage parking with self-park and valet options. 

The building boasts over 15,000 sq ft of luxury amenities including a 24-hour concierge, state-of-the art fitness center, pool, sky lounge, and more. The Atlantic Avenue location, as well as its obvious proximity to the South Station train and bus lines, is steps from the Financial District and the Seaport and close to the Mass Pike and I-93.     

The Ritz-Carlton brand is synonymous with luxury and becoming a resident at the South Station Tower will offer discounts at every Ritz-Carlton property across the world.  The Ritz-Carlton residences are known for their Essential Services, which include assistance with a variety of personal arrangements at the owner’s request such as: airline and private air reservations, ground transportation arrangements, delivery service coordination, hotel and guest suite reservations, tee time reservations, spa and salon service reservations,  pet care reservations and more.  

Pre-sale processes have already begun as the project has drawn significant interest from buyers both locally and internationally, all familiar with the Ritz-Carlton brand and excited to experience the next iteration of luxury.   

And the progress is visible every day from outside South Station, where the construction site is active and always lively, complementing the buzz that is a permanent fixture of South Station as people from far and wide come and go in their travels. 

As the only large luxury new development project in Boston under construction and nothing like it imminent, the excitement around it is expected to continue up until its completion.  

Interested in living at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at South Station Tower?   Contact me  to schedule a private tour!


Erika Tarlow is a seasoned real estate professional, having worked in the Greater Boston market since 2013.  She specializes in working with buyers, sellers, developers, and investors in Boston and the surrounding northwest suburbs. Her passion for architecture and interior design also bring a unique and knowledgeable perspective to her work in real estate. 

She is a licensed realtor in the Commonwealth and a member of the Massachusetts Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.  She is also a New England Patriots Professional Cheerleader Alumni, having represented the 6-time Super Bowl Champion franchise at Super Bowl XXXIX.  Outside of real estate, Erika enjoys yoga, music and traveling; she can be found exploring new restaurants and all that this city has to offer.