The new 35-story tower replaces the aging eight-story Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center and embodies an ambitious mix of uses including a 154 room, five-star hotel, 146 residential condominiums, a destination restaurant, a sky lobby and bar, a two-story public outdoor patio, and high rise conference center. The design is particularly sensitive to context as the building is within close proximity to Copley Square and adjacent to the iconic Hancock Tower. The building exterior is sculpturally distinctive, explicitly designed to distinguish itself from the adjacent buildings. Shadow and wind impacts were carefully considered, and the building massing, with its gently molded curves, was crafted to minimize both. The tower is designed to achieve LEED Gold requirements.