Prudential Tower (1964)

Prudential Center

The Prudential Tower, part of Boston’s Prudential Center complex in the Back Bay, is the city’s second tallest skyscraper. It was designed by Charles Luckman and Associates for Prudential Insurance and built between 1960 and 1964. It towered over the nearby John Hancock building of 1947, which prompted the rival insurance company to build a taller tower in 1975.

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2 Responses to Prudential Tower (1964)

  1. Now you’re making me feel old! – the Prudential as a “historic building”. It’s like the first time I spotted one of my childhood toys in an “antiques” shop. Seriously though it is an iconic building and this is a great shot.


  2. Ray says:

    Where can I find a more complete history on the construction of the building? Did anyone die building it? Any old photos of it going up? It was finished two years before I was born. I remember the Hancock Tower going up as a kid and all the problems with the glass falling.

    Thank you.

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