If you aren’t scared of heights, enjoy the view from the tower’s highest point.
One of the highest points in the city
Known colloquially as The Pru, this is one of Boston's most spectacular and iconic structures. It is the second highest skyscraper in the city, after being superseded by the John Hancock Tower. At 228 metres tall, it has 52 floors that are mainly used for offices and shops. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the panoramic observatory on its 50th floor, the Prudential Skywalk Observation Deck, where you’ll be treated to an exceptional bird’s eye view over the city. This platform is the highest public access observatory in the whole of New England. Its 52nd floor restaurant, Top of the Hub, is yet another excellent reason to visit this complex. The tower was built between 1960 and 1964 by Charles Luckman and Associates for Prudential Insurance. On special occasions (charity galas and other important events), the top of the tower is lit up in practically every imaginable colour by the recently installed LED lighting system. The Prudential Tower is actually part of a larger complex known as the Prudential Center, extending for around 23 acres over the Back Bay district, which is home to one of the city’s shopping temples called Shops at Prudential Center. Find out more at www.prudentialcenter.com.