Two Prudential Plaza


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Two Prudential Plaza is a skyscraper that was built in Chicago in 1990. At 995 feet (303 m) tall, it is 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.

At the time of completion Two Prudential was the world's second 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)barely

passes the height of One Prudential Plaza's antennae.

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.

Information
Location Chicago, Illinois
Status Complete
Constructed 1988 - 1990
Use office
Height
Antenna/Spire 303 m (995 ft)
Roof
279 m (915 ft)
Top floor
Technical details

Floor count

Floor area

64

130,063 m²

Elevator count 36
Companies
Architect Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl