The building grew progressively lighter in its material expression towards the top, with the offices being a light framework of metal clad framing and areas of glass, and the residential section metal sheathed elements and glass bays. Terra cotta cladding defined the elevator shafts and service cores.
The project was worked on for about two and a half years, with the latter part of that time working with PERRY, DEAN, and ROGERS as associated architects. However, as projects of this size and scope are apt to be sensitive to the pressures of the real estate market, this project also suffered the fate of what was to be but the most recent depression of the Boston commercial real estate market, in the late eighties. Unfortunately the parcel that was assembled in order to create a project of this quality was broken up and sold piecemeal. The project was dead.