Evolution of the Prudential Center: 1954-1989

bbfen

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The Bank of New England off to the left had a Dali. I'm not kidding and authentic Dali.
Things were super-bonkers back in the day. Lawrence Berk, founder of what is now the Berklee College of Music empire, apparently had a rent-controlled penthouse in the Boylston (now, Ava) residential building. A rent-controlled penthouse. I don’t even know how that works!
 

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Things were super-bonkers back in the day. Lawrence Berk, founder of what is now the Berklee College of Music empire, apparently had a rent-controlled penthouse in the Boylston (now, Ava) residential building. A rent-controlled penthouse. I don’t even know how that works!
I worked for the company that managed the Pru in the late 80's and early 90's. I would see the A/R on rents and they were at then Dorchester three decker top floor rents for some units.
 

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Holy crap, I just noticed in the above pic that a fairly large scale model of the Prudential Tower was built and placed on the construction site. How cool was that!
 

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