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Inside the Plaza, formerly the Hammer & Nail Building, in Midtown

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The views!

Photos by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Back in the spring of 2016, we attended the ground breaking for the renovation of the Hammer and Nail Building in Midtown. That ground breaking was started with literally hammering a nail into a piece of wood. Last week, at the opening of the building—now called The Plaza—Mayor Duggan and The Roxbury Group lit up the iconic Hammer and Nail sign that once adorned the top of the building. It’s in the lobby now, and it ushered in the beginning of a new brand for an old building.

The 12-story building was once threatened by demo. Once used for offices, the Roxbury Group acquired the building in 2015 and led the $22 million redevelopment. The building now has 72 one- and two-bedroom upscale apartments, plus retail space on the ground floor. The apartments have some of the best views we’ve seen in the city. Here’s a look from the 10th floor.

One-bedroom apartments start at $1,625, while two-bedrooms start at $2,850 per month. The penthouse suites, which have sweeping views of the city, will start at $6,000 a month. Expect more announcements soon on the commercial space. Also coming will be a dog park next door for its residents.

The Roxbury Group is also working on the renovation of the Metropolitan Building into the Element Hotel.

The apartments and the views are seriously stunning. Here’s a look around.