Two Prudential Plaza


Two Prudential Plaza

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name=Two Prudential Plaza


Two Prudential Plaza with One Prudential Plaza on the left
location=180 N. Stetson Avenue Chicago, Illinois
roof=
antenna_spire=995 ft (303 m)
floor_count=64
Use=Mixed
construction_period=1990
floor_area=
developer=
architect=Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl
Stephen T. Wright
contractor=Turner Construction Company
engineer= CBM Engineers Inc.

Two Prudential Plaza is a skyscraper that was built in Chicago in 1990. At 995 feet (303 m) tall, it is currently the fifth-tallest building in Chicago and the eleventh tallest in the United States. The building was designed by the firm Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl, with Stephen T. Wright as the principal in charge of design. It has also been honored with 8 awards, including winning the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois in 1995. [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=2prudentialplaza-chicago-il-usa]

At the time of completion Two Prudential was the world's tallest reinforced concrete building. Its distinctive shape features stacked chevron setbacks on the north and south sides, a pyramidal peak rotated 45°, and a 80 foot (24 m) spire.

The building is attached to One Prudential Plaza (formerly known as the Prudential Building). Without its spire, "2 Pru" (as it is sometimes called)Fact|date=June 2008 barely passes the height of One Prudential Plaza's antennae. [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=2prudentialplaza-chicago-il-usa]

Two Prudential Plaza, along with its sister property One Prudential Plaza, was sold in May 2006 for $470 million to BentleyForbes, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm run by C. Frederick Wehba and his son C. Frederick Wehba II.

ee also

*List of buildings
*List of skyscrapers
*List of tallest buildings in Chicago
*List of tallest buildings in the United States
*World's tallest structures

Position in Chicago's skyline

ources

*"Too prudent Two Pru design is functional but uninspired," "Chicago Tribune", December 23, 1990, p. 3.
*" [http://bentleyforbes.com/bios/wehbasr.html C. Frederick Wehba] ," BentleyForbes Official Site

ources

*"Too prudent Two Pru design is functional but uninspired," "Chicago Tribune", December 23, 1990, p. 3.
*" [http://bentleyforbes.com/bios/wehbasr.html C. Frederick Wehba] ," BentleyForbes Official Site

External links

* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=117119 Emporis entry for Two Prudential Plaza]
* [http://pruplaza.bentleyforbes.com/bentleyforbes.htm Two Prudential Plaza - Official Site]


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