Washington, D.C. 20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                                  Rule 13d-102

                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                               (Amendment No. 9)*

                            Boston Properties, Inc.
                                (Name of Issuer)

                                  Common Stock
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                 (CUSIP Number)

            (Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

      Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which
this Schedule is filed:
                               |_| Rule 13d-1 (b)
                               |_| Rule 13d-1 (c)
                               |X| Rule 13d-1 (d)

      * The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which
would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

      The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of
the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see
the Notes).

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CUSIP No. 101121101
(1) Names of reporting persons.

    Zuckerman, Mortimer B.
(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (see instructions)   (a)|_|
(3) SEC use only.

(4) Citizenship or place of organization.

    United States of America
Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person with:

    (5) Sole voting power:
        9,383,692 (1)

    (6) Shared voting power:

    (7) Sole dispositive power:
        9,383,692 (1)

    (8) Shared dispositive power:

(9) Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person.

    9,383,692 (1)
(10) Check if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes certain shares       |_|
     (see instructions).
(11) Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9.

(12) Type of reporting person (see instructions).


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Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:

           Boston Properties, Inc.

Item 1(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

           800 Boylston Street, Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02199

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing:

           Zuckerman, Mortimer B.

Item 2(b). Address or Principal Business Office or, If None, Residence:

           599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Item 2(c). Citizenship:

           United States of America

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities:

           Common Stock

Item 2(e). CUSIP No.:


Item 3. If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or
        (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:

        (a) |_| Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act
                (15 U.S.C. 78o).

        (b) |_| Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

        (c) |_| Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act
                (15 U.S.C. 78c).

        (d) |_| Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment
                Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

        (e) |_| An investment adviser in accordance with
                ss. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

        (f) |_| An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with

        (g) |_| A parent holding company or control person in accordance with
                ss.240.13d- 1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

        (h) |_| A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the
                Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

        (i) |_| A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an
                investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment
                Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

        (j) |_| Group, in accordance with ss. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

        If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c),
        check this box. |_|

Item 4. Ownership

    (a) Amount beneficially owned:
        9,383,692 (1)

    (b) Percent of class:

    (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:
        (i)   Sole power to direct the vote
              9,383,692 (1)

        (ii)  Shared power to direct the vote

        (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of
              9,383,692 (1)

        (iv)  Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of

Item 5. Ownership of 5 Percent or Less of a Class.

        If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date
        hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the  beneficial owner of
        more than 5 percent of the class of  securities, check the following |_|

Item 6. Ownership of More than 5 Percent on Behalf of Another Person.


Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the
        Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control


Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.


Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.


Item 10. Certifications


1. Includes (i) 2,537,548 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share
   ("Common Stock"), of Boston Properties, Inc., a Delaware corporation; (ii)
   6,261,768 common units of limited partnership interest in Boston Properties
   Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership ("Common Units"), of
   which Boston Properties, Inc. is the general partner, that are redeemable for
   cash or exchangeable for shares of Common Stock on a one-for-one basis at the
   option of Boston Properties, Inc., 46,474 of which are held by limited
   partnerships of which the sole general partners are limited liability
   companies of which Mr. Zuckerman is the sole manager; (iii) 178,287 long term
   incentive units ("LTIP Units") of partnership interest in Boston Properties
   Limited Partnership, that, upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, are
   convertible into Common Units; and (iv) 406,089 shares of Common Stock
   underlying currently exercisable options.  Under the rules issued by the
   Securities and Exchange Commission regarding beneficial ownership of
   securities, beneficial ownership of Common Stock includes (i) any shares as
   to which the individual or entity has sole or shared voting power or
   investment power and (ii) any shares which could be purchased by the exercise
   of options at or within 60 days of December 31, 2008.  The Reporting Person
   has opted to include in this report his beneficial ownership of Common Units
   and LTIP Units which are convertible into Common Units even though ownership
   of such units does not constitute beneficial ownership of Common Stock under
   Rule 13d-3 because, pursuant to section 8.6 of the limited partnership
   agreement of Boston Properties Limited Partnership, the holder of the Common
   Units does not have the right to require Boston Properties, Inc. to redeem
   the Common Units in exchange for shares of Common Stock.

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After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

                                      Mortimer B. Zuckerman

Date: 02/12/2009                      /s/ Mortimer B. Zuckerman
                                      Name:  Mortimer B. Zuckerman

The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose behalf the
statement is filed or his authorized representative. If the statement is signed
on behalf of a person by his authorized representative other than an executive
officer or general partner of the filing person, evidence of the
representative's authority to sign on behalf of such person shall be filed with
the statement, Provided, however, That a power of attorney for this purpose
which is already on file with the Commission may be incor porated by reference.
The name and any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or
printed beneath his signature.

ATTENTION: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal
criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001). (Secs. 3(b), 13(d)(1), 13(d)(2),
13(d)(5),  13(d)(6), 13(g)(1), 13(g)(2), 13(g)(5), 23, 48 Stat. 882, 894, 901;
sec. 203(a),  49 Stat. 704; sec. 8, 49 Stat. 1379; sec. 10, 78 Stat. 88a; sec.
2, 82 Stat. 454;  secs. 1, 2, 84 Stat. 1497; secs. 3, 10, 18, 89 Stat. 97, 119,
155; secs. 202, 203,  91 Stat. 1494, 1498, 1499; (15 U.S.C. 78c(b), 78m(d)(1),
78m(d)(2), 78m(d)(5),  78m(d)(6), 78m(g)(1), 78m(g)(2), 78m(g)(5), 78w)) [43 FR
18499, Apr. 28, 1978,  as amended at 43 FR 55756, Nov. 29, 1978; 44 FR 2148,
Jan. 9, 1979; 44 FR 11751,  Mar. 2, 1979; 61 FR 49959, Sept. 24, 1996; 62 FR
35340, July 1, 1997; 63 FR 2867,  Jan. 16, 1998; 63 FR 15287, Mar. 31, 1998]

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