Located in the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay, the landmark Prudential Center is a 3.6 million SF mixed-use urban center comprised of 3 million SF of office space and 680,000 SF of retail space. The office component of the Prudential Center consists of the Prudential Tower, 111 Huntington Avenue, 101 Huntington Avenue, and 888 Boylston. The 52-story Prudential Tower was built in 1965 and is Boston’s second tallest office building. 111 Huntington Avenue, a 36-story Class A office building opened in September 2001. Completed in 1973, the 25-story 101 Huntington Avenue office building serves as headquarters to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. In 2002, the building was re-clad with pink Spanish granite and a decorative cornice giving it distinction in the Boston skyline. In 2016, 888 Boylston was completed and designated Boston’s most sustainable office building with features including rooftop wind turbines, a rain harvesting system, and solar panels.
Prudential Center, the retail component of the complex, is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor and is home to over 75 stores and restaurants. Major retailers include Aritzia, Barnes & Noble (Boston’s largest bookstore), Canada Goose, Eataly Boston, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sephora, Tesla, Top of the Hub, and the Under Armour Brand House. With over 75,000 visitors a day, Prudential Center is ranked among the top 5 shopping centers in the nation by Women’s Wear Daily. The Prudential Center is home to Boston Duck Tours, the Prudential Center Skywalk (Boston’s only observatory), and a wide assortment of amenities including a Boston Sports Club, a full-service U.S. Post Office, a Catholic chapel, Enterprise car rental and Zipcar. The Prudential Center features New England’s largest enclosed parking garage with over 4,000 spaces and direct access to all office buildings as well as Prudential Center.
The Prudential Center’s South Garden, a 1.3 acre open-air park located in the apex of the retail arcades and office buildings, provides a relaxing urban oasis complete with water features, a built-in stage for musical performances, and ample seating areas.
The Prudential Center’s success as a mixed-use project is a result of it not only having world-class office and retail destinations, but truly serving as part of the community fabric.