Boston Common friends knock skyscraper plan

Boston • A proposed skyscraper is threatening to throw shade on two of America’s most treasured parks, Boston Common and the neighboring Public Garden, in exchange for a windfall payday for the city. At issue is whether developers of a proposed $1 billion, 775-foot tower — what would become Boston’s third-tallest building — should be allowed to violate a state law banning buildings from casting shadows over historic parks. “Hang out and watch people. People seek the sun. If a person is sitting o...

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