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General Information

Beginning of works: 1999
Completion: 2002
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Office building


Location: , , ,
Address: 111 Huntington Avenue
Coordinates: 42° 20' 48" N    71° 4' 56" W
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Technical Information


height 169 m
number of floors (above ground) 36

Excerpt from Wikipedia

111 Huntington Avenue is a Boston skyscraper. Located on Huntington Avenue, it is part of the Prudential Center complex that also houses the Prudential Tower. Completed in 2002, the tower is 554 feet (169 meters) tall and houses 36 floors. It is Boston's tenth-tallest building. It won the 2002 bronze Emporis Skyscraper Award. It is sometimes given the unofficial nickname The R2-D2 Building after the Star Wars droid's top.


The 36-story tower is capped by an open-frame dome and crown which is illuminated at night. The building;s original design called for a flat roof, but Boston Mayor Thomas Menino objected; Menino chose the present design from among several options the developer subsequently proposed.

The postmodern facade consists of a blue glass curtain wall designed by the architect firm Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. (CBT). The lobby interior consists of reflective black marble walls with finished wood paneling and a dramatic lobby waterfall. It can be accessed from the adjacent Prudential retail mall.

The building includes a number of energy-efficiency features.

The project was constructed by John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "111 Huntington Avenue" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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