111 Huntington Avenue

Coordinates: 42°20′48.38″N 71°04′52.86″W / 42.3467722°N 71.0813500°W / 42.3467722; -71.0813500
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111 Huntington Avenue
View of 111 Huntington Avenue from the Prudential Tower observatory
General information
Location111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°20′48.38″N 71°04′52.86″W / 42.3467722°N 71.0813500°W / 42.3467722; -71.0813500
Roof554 ft (169 m)
Technical details
Floor count36
Floor area889,228 sq ft (82,612.0 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)CBT Architects
DeveloperBoston Properties, Inc.

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 12th-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, and the Juicer Building after its juicer-type top .[2][3][4][5]


111 Huntington Avenue is seen unobstructed from the South End in Boston. Behind it is the Prudential Tower.

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.[6]

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.[7]

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


The anchor tenant of the building is the MFS Investment Management company which had reserved 350,000 sq ft (33,000 m2) out of the 890,000 sq ft (83,000 m2) for occupancy as of spring 2013. Other notable tenants include Foley & Lardner LLP, Analysis Group, Edwards Wildman Palmer, Bain Capital, Citi Private Bank and Apple Inc.

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  1. ^ "111 Huntington Avenue". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Clueless in Boston: Prudential Center Tower and R2D2 Building". Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Prudential Center, Boston". Aviewoncities.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Beam, Alex (December 18, 2006). "Wrecking ball tolls for City Hall". The Boston Globe.
  5. ^ Ramos, Dante (December 10, 2014). "Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
  6. ^ "The city the mayor (painstakingly) built". The Boston Globe. August 23, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009.
  7. ^ "ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile". Energystar.gov. Retrieved February 11, 2012.

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