[gallery] Bostons Midtown is located just to the east of the Boston Common and includes the Theater District and the shopping Hub known as Downtown Crossing. For decades Downtown Crossing has been a major shopping destination with large department stores as anchor tenants. Two of the most prominent and iconic stores were Filenes and Jordan Marsh, both of which have since closed. In recent years, Suffolk University has been a major contributor to the re-development of the area, building dormitories and academic buildings. In 2013 the 38 story Millennium Place opened at 580 Washington Street, offering luxury condominiums a block from the Common. Residences in this section of the city are in high demand due to their location in the heart of the city and their access to fine dining, the financial district and the arts. The majority of the residences in the area are luxury condominiums including the Ritz Carlton, Millennium Place, 45 Province Street, and The Residences at W.