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Two International Place
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Two International Place reflected in the walls of Exchange Place
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General information
Type Office/Retail
Location 2 International Place, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Completed 1992
Height
Roof 538 ft (164 m)
Design and construction
Architect Johnson/Burgee Architects
Developer The Chiofaro Company

Two International Place is a Postmodern skyscraper in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. The site is located on a site formerly known as Fort Hill. It is located blocks from the North End, the waterfront, South Station, Downtown Crossing, and the Federal Courthouse. The building was designed by Johnson/Burgee Architects – whose principals are Philip Johnson and John Burgee – and completed in 1992. It is Boston's eleventh-tallest building, standing 538 feet (164 m) tall.

Design and features

Exterior

It consists of a 36-story tower and 13-story annex. It is one of the towers in a complex of five structures, anchored by two towers. Elaborate classical lighting fixtures are located on exterior. The building's crown consists of an octagonal-based pyramid surrounded by a ring rising out of the tower and partially up the pyramid. This crown is illuminated at night.

Interior

The Court, located at the center of the complex, features a rain fountain and provides a 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) retail and café area with restaurants, shops and business services. This court links all the buildings in the complex. Lobby areas feature distinctive imported marble and granite from Spain, Italy and Africa. The interior minimizes columns, greatly enhancing space efficiency and providing work locations with panoramic views. There is secured underground parking with over 800 spaces. There are 38 high-speed passenger elevators and four freight elevators.

Development and maintenance

Project Team

  • Architects – Philip Johnson and John Burgee
  • Developers – Donald Chiofaro and Theodore Oatis, partners in The Chiofaro Company
  • Equity partner – Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)
  • Venture Capital partner – The Hillman Company
  • Consulting Engineers – McNamara/Salvia, Inc.
  • Lighting Consultant- Claude R. Engle
  • Mechanized earth work and Excavation – A.A. Will Corporation, A.A. Will Corporation
  • Elevators – Fujitec America, Inc. (Boston)
  • Building Maintenance Systems – MANNTECH
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