If you're looking at this photo, I believe the proposed tower would be built on the left side across from the old Filene's building which is currently being developed. In my opionion, any development in Downtown Crossing is a positive thing.

Midwood Management Corp. filed plans yesterday with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to demolish four stores at Washington and Bromfield streets and replace them with a 28-story tower. If approved, the development will include six floors of retail totaling 49,200 square feet and 276 residential units on the upper levels. Construction is expected to start in 2010.