Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

Coatings Revealed for Boston Luxury High-Rise

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Comment | More

Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that its coatings were used on the recently completed One Dalton Place high-rise in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

The $750 million project is reportedly the tallest new tower in the city since 1976.

About the Tower

Designed by the late Henry Cobb—who died last week at age 93—with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Cambridge Seven Associates, the 61-story mixed-use tower includes a Four Seasons as well as 160 luxury condos.

A grand opening was held for the tower in June, though the condos weren’t officially done until September, which the developed Carpenter & Co. credited to things such as elevator inspections.


Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that its coatings were used on the recently completed One Dalton Place high-rise in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Led by general contractor Suffolk Construction, other companies that worked on the project included Ver-Tex Construction, G&C Concrete and The Welch Corporation as well as engineering firms VHB, Nitsch Engineering and Fenagh Engineering.

Billed as a luxury tower, the 23 lower floors that make up the Four Seasons reportedly house rooms that start at $600 a night. Whereas the average price of the condos, according to the Boston Globe, is $4.4 million.

In terms of the coatings, PPG announced that its Duranar XL and Duracron were used on the high-rise.

Duranar XL liquid and powder coatings in a metallic pewter tint were chosen for the building’s glass exterior, to finish the metal framing for the oversized windows, as well as the metal panels and capping used on the curtainwall. The Duracron coatings were used on the interior window frames and decorative panels.

“One Dalton Place was a difficult project to finish due to the challenge of color matching liquid and powder coatings across multiple metal building components,” said Elio Zarlenga, President, Durapaint Industries, who applied the coatings.

“The varying thicknesses of the window frame extrusions and the extreme thickness of the curtainwall panels made it hard to maintain color consistency, as the curing parameters for these components constantly had to be adjusted. Fortunately, we were able to match colors effectively from the beginning to the end of the project with two paint lines and state-of-the-art equipment.”

The Dalton One, which stands at 742 feet, is reportedly the tallest residential tower in New England, with only two other towers standing taller. Curbed reports that it’s unlikely that anything will come close any time soon, as flight patterns in the city present a conflict.

In fact, in January 2018, Millennium Partners, the developer behind Boston’s to-be Winthrop Square Tower, cut down the height of the proposed structure for a second time, in a move to appease both regulators and critics.


Tagged categories: Coating Materials; Completed projects; Condominiums/High-Rise Residential; NA; North America; PPG

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Axxiom Manufacturing


Western Technology Inc.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

Sauereisen, Inc.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL

The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us