The Prudential Tower of Boston
is beautifully situated in the Back Bay district at 800 Boylston Street. It is a 907 feet skyscraper with 52 stories and about 1.2 million sq feet floor area. The Tower is the tallest building in the Prudential Center which is flanked by streets including Belvidere street, Exeter, Dalton, and Boylston street. It is also one of the three locations where Boston Duck Tours, a famous tourist attraction in the city, depart from.
Prudential Tower is widely acknowledged for both its commercial and business purposes.
The exquisite Charles Luckman -designed, skyscraper steel erection work was started by Donovan Steelin 1960. This became the world's tallest structure outside of New York City when it was completed in 1964. Before the Prudential construction, the area was a toggle yard for the Boston and Albany Railroad until 1965 when a road was built beneath portions of the Prudential complex. This encouraged development and accessibility of the area. Today, Prudential Tower does not only rank as the second tallest building in Boston and 114th-tallest in the United States serving mostly for restaurants, offices and observatory, but also attracts over three million visitors annually.