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Prudential Tower
Vertical panoramic view of the Prudential Tower
General information
Type Office, Observation, Restaurant
Location 800 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°20′49.78″N 71°04′57.08″W / 42.3471611°N 71.0825222°W / 42.3471611; -71.0825222Coordinates: 42°20′49.78″N 71°04′57.08″W / 42.3471611°N 71.0825222°W / 42.3471611; -71.0825222
Construction started 1960
Completed 1964
Height
Antenna spire 907 feet (276 m)
Roof 749 feet (228 m)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 1.2 million square feet (111,484 m²)
Design and construction
Architect The Luckman Partnership
Developer Boston Properties

The Prudential Tower, also called the Prudential Building or The Pru, is a skyscraper in Boston, Massachusetts. The building is the 2nd-tallest building in Boston. It was designed by Charles Luckman and Associates for Prudential Insurance and was completed in 1964. It is 749 feet (228 m) tall and has 52 floors. With its radio mast, the tower is 907 feet (276 m) and is the tallest building in Boston. It has an observation deck, called the "Prudential Skywalk", on its 50th floor. It is currently the highest observation deck in New England that is open to the public. The building also has a restaurant on the 52nd floor, called "Top of the Hub."

History

Construction on the Prudential Tower began in 1960. When it was completed in 1964, it was the tallest building in the world outside of New York City.

Since the Prudential Tower was built, other tall buildings have been built in Boston. Today, it is not one of the fifty tallest buildings in the USA.

Ownership

111-Huntington-Ave
The Prudential Tower behind 111 Huntington Avenue, as seen from the South End

Boston Properties currently owns the Prudential Tower.

Broadcast tenants

The main rooftop mast has two FM master antennas, and a television antenna. The roof also has a smaller tower with standby antennas. These antennas broadcast several Boston radio stations.

List of tenants

  • Accenture
  • Ropes & Gray, 17 floors, mostly above 26th floor; reception on 48th floor.
  • Partners HealthCare, several floors; head office is on the 11th
  • SAS, 22nd floor
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., 25th floor
  • Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP, 32nd-33rd floors
  • Exeter Group, 35th floor
  • St. Francis Chapel, ground floor of the Prudential Center Complex
  • NStar
  • Rapid7

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