BOSTON PROPERTIES LTD PARTNERSHIP XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Networks

-Network: (11 - Statement - Statement Of Financial Position Unclassified - Real Estate Operations)
-Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] {ID1}
-Statement [Table] {ID2}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID3}
-ASSETS {ID4}
Real estate, at cost {ID5}
Construction in progress {ID6}
Land held for future development {ID7}
Less: accumulated depreciation {ID8}
Total real estate {ID9}
Cash and cash equivalents {ID10}
Cash held in escrows {ID11}
Investments in securities {ID12}
Tenant and other receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,618 and $4,006, respectively) {ID13}
Related party note receivable {ID14}
Accrued rental income (net of allowance of $2,698 and $15,440, respectively) {ID15}
Deferred charges, net {ID16}
Prepaid expenses and other assets {ID17}
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures {ID18}
Total assets {ID19}
-LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL {ID20}
-Liabilities: {ID21}
Mortgage notes payable {ID22}
Unsecured senior notes (net of discount of $2,383 and $2,625, respectively) {ID23}
Unsecured exchangeable senior notes (net of discount of $18,387 and $21,101, respectively) {ID24}
Unsecured line of credit {ID25}
Accounts payable and accrued expenses {ID26}
Distributions payable {ID27}
Accrued interest payable {ID28}
-Other liabilities {ID29}
Total liabilities {ID30}
Commitments and contingencies {ID31}
-Noncontrolling interests: {ID32}
Redeemable partnership units-1,113,044 preferred units outstanding (1,460,688 common units at redemption value, if converted) at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008 {ID33}
Redeemable partnership units-19,875,443 and 19,909,070 common units and 1,459,840 and 946,509 long term incentive units outstanding at redemption value at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively {ID34}
-Capital: {ID35}
Boston Properties Limited Partnership partners' capital-1,598,839 and 1,420,362 general partner units and 136,949,822 and 119,760,293 limited partner units outstanding at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively {ID36}
Noncontrolling interests in property partnerships {ID37}
Total capital {ID38}
Total liabilities and capital {ID39}
-Network: (12 - Statement - Statement Of Financial Position Unclassified - Real Estate Operations (Parenthetical))
-Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] {ID40}
-Statement [Table] {ID41}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID42}
Tenant and other receivables, allowance for doubtful accounts {ID43}
Accrued rental income, allowance {ID44}
Unsecured senior notes, discount {ID45}
Unsecured exchangeable senior notes, discount {ID46}
Redeemable partnership units, preferred units outstanding {ID47}
Redeemable partnership units, common units at redemption value, if converted {ID48}
Redeemable partnership units, common units {ID49}
Redeemable partnership units, long term incentive units outstanding at redemption value {ID50}
Boston Properties Limited Partnership partners' capital, general partner units outstanding {ID51}
Boston Properties Limited Partnership partners' capital, limited partner units outstanding {ID52}
-Network: (13 - Statement - Statement Of Income Real Estate Investment Trusts)
-Income Statement [Abstract] {ID53}
-Statement [Table] {ID54}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID55}
-Revenue {ID56}
-Rental: {ID57}
Base rent {ID58}
Recoveries from tenants {ID59}
Parking and other {ID60}
Total rental revenue {ID61}
Hotel revenue {ID62}
Development and management services {ID63}
Interest and other {ID64}
Total revenue {ID65}
-Expenses {ID66}
-Real estate operating: {ID67}
Rental {ID68}
Hotel {ID69}
General and administrative {ID70}
Interest {ID71}
Depreciation and amortization {ID72}
Loss from suspension of development {ID73}
Net derivative losses {ID74}
Losses from early extinguishments of debt {ID75}
Losses (gains) from investments in securities {ID76}
Total expenses {ID77}
Income before income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures, gains on sales of real estate and net income attributable to noncontrolling interests {ID78}
Income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures {ID79}
Gains on sales of real estate {ID80}
Net income {ID81}
-Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests: {ID82}
Noncontrolling interests in property partnerships {ID83}
Noncontrolling interest-redeemable preferred units {ID84}
Net income attributable to Boston Properties Limited Partnership {ID85}
-Basic earnings per common unit attributable to Boston Properties Limited Partnership: {ID86}
Net income {ID87}
Weighted average number of common units outstanding {ID88}
-Diluted earnings per common unit attributable to Boston Properties Limited Partnership: {ID89}
Net income {ID90}
Weighted average number of common units outstanding-diluted {ID91}
-Network: (14 - Statement - Statement Of Other Comprehensive Income)
-Statement of Income and Comprehensive Income [Abstract] {ID92}
-Statement [Table] {ID93}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID94}
Net income {ID95}
-Other comprehensive income (loss): {ID96}
Net effective portion of interest rate contracts {ID97}
Amortization of interest rate contracts {ID98}
Other comprehensive income (loss) {ID99}
Comprehensive income {ID100}
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests {ID101}
Comprehensive income attributable to Boston Properties Limited Partnership {ID102}
-Network: (15 - Statement - Statement Of Cash Flows Indirect Real Estate)
-Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] {ID103}
-Statement [Table] {ID104}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID105}
-Cash flows from operating activities: {ID106}
Net income {ID107}
-Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: {ID108}
Depreciation and amortization {ID109}
Non-cash portion of interest expense {ID110}
Non-cash compensation expense {ID111}
Non-cash rental revenue {ID112}
Losses from early extinguishments of debt {ID113}
Net derivative losses {ID114}
Losses (gains) from investments in securities {ID115}
Loss from suspension of development {ID116}
Income from unconsolidated joint ventures {ID117}
Distributions of net cash flow from operations of unconsolidated joint ventures {ID118}
Gains on sales of real estate {ID119}
-Change in assets and liabilities: {ID120}
Cash held in escrows {ID121}
Tenant and other receivables, net {ID122}
Accrued rental income, net {ID123}
Prepaid expenses and other assets {ID124}
Accounts payable and accrued expenses {ID125}
Accrued interest payable {ID126}
Other liabilities {ID127}
Tenant leasing costs {ID128}
Total adjustments {ID129}
Net cash provided by operating activities {ID130}
-Cash flows from investing activities: {ID131}
Acquisitions/additions to real estate {ID132}
Proceeds from redemptions of investments in securities {ID133}
Net investments in unconsolidated joint ventures {ID134}
Net proceeds from the sale/financing of real estate released from escrow {ID135}
Issuance of note receivable {ID136}
Proceeds from note receivable {ID137}
Net proceeds from the sales of real estate {ID138}
Net cash used in investing activities {ID139}
-Cash flows from financing activities: {ID140}
Borrowings on unsecured line of credit {ID141}
Repayments of unsecured line of credit {ID142}
Proceeds from mortgage notes payable {ID143}
Repayments of mortgage notes payable {ID144}
Payments on real estate financing transactions {ID145}
Advance from joint venture partners {ID146}
Distributions {ID147}
Net proceeds from equity transactions {ID148}
Distributions to noncontrolling interests in property partnerships, net {ID149}
Repayment of note payable {ID150}
Deferred financing costs {ID151}
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities {ID152}
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents {ID153}
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period {ID154}
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period {ID155}
-Supplemental disclosures: {ID156}
Cash paid for interest {ID157}
Interest capitalized {ID158}
-Non-cash investing and financing activities: {ID159}
Additions to real estate included in accounts payable {ID160}
Distributions declared but not paid {ID161}
Issuance of OP Units in connection with the acquisition of real estate {ID162}
Issuance of OP Units in connection with an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture {ID163}
Conversions of Redeemable partnership units to Partners' capital {ID164}
Note receivable issued in connection with the transfer of real estate {ID165}
Issuance of restricted securities to employees and directors {ID166}
-Network: (16 - Disclosure - Notes to Financial Statements)
-Notes to Financial Statements [Abstract] {ID167}
1. Organization {ID168}
2. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies {ID169}
3. Real Estate Activity During the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 {ID170}
4. Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures {ID171}
5. Mortgage Notes Payable {ID172}
6. Unsecured Exchangeable Senior Notes {ID173}
7. Commitments and Contingencies {ID174}
8. Noncontrolling Interests {ID175}
9. Partners' Capital {ID176}
10. Earnings Per Common Unit {ID177}
11. Stock Option and Incentive Plan {ID178}
12. Segment Information {ID179}
13. Newly Issued Accounting Standards {ID180}
14. Subsequent Events {ID181}
-Network: (17 - Disclosure - Document Information)
-Document Information [Text Block] {ID182}
Document Type {ID183}
Amendment Flag {ID184}
Amendment Description {ID185}
Document Period End Date {ID186}
-Network: (18 - Disclosure - Entity Information)
-Entity [Text Block] {ID187}
Entity Registrant Name {ID188}
Entity Central Index Key {ID189}
Current Fiscal Year End Date {ID190}
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer {ID191}
Entity Current Reporting Status {ID192}
Entity Voluntary Filers {ID193}
Entity Filer Category {ID194}