b "Ames Building, Office Building". A b "Church of the Covenant". The first skyscraper in the city is generally considered the Ames Building, completed in 1893. 4, boston's history of skyscrapers began with the completion in 1893 of the 13-story. "So, what should we call the John Hancock Tower now?". "Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street".