Copley Place is an upscale shopping mall in the Back Bay section of Boston, Massachusetts, as part of a larger complex that includes office buildings, two hotels, and a parking garage. It was designed by The Architects' Collaborative and was built in 1983 directly over the Massachusetts Turnpike and Huntington Avenue interchange, which was constructed in 1964 and replaced the site of the former South End Armory, which was completed in 1890 and razed to make room for the Mass Pike right-of-way. The property is managed by Simon Property Group, which acquired it in the 2002 breakup of the then-Dutch owned Urban Shopping Centers, Inc. Simon currently own 98.1% of it.
The mall is noted for its upscale stores, including Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, John Varvatos, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Victorinox Swiss Army, Porsche Design, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, and Salvatore Ferragamo. The mall is connected directly to the Shops at Prudential Center via a skybridge over Huntington Avenue. The mall is also connected to the Back Bay MBTA station via an underground tunnel beneath Dartmouth Street. The mall had also housed one of the few major-chain owned movie theatres within Boston city limits until the Loews Copley Place Cinemas closed January 2005.
In 2011, plans for a 60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2) addition of retail space to the facility and a 54,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) expansion of its Neiman Marcus anchor were approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. As of February 2013, the project is awaiting final design plans.
The Boston Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau is in Suite 301 of 4 Copley Place. Canada and Germany maintain Consulates-General for the New England region in Suites 400 and 500, respectively, of 3 Copley Place.