Two International Place

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Two International Place
Two International Place.jpg
Two International Place reflected in the walls of Exchange Place
General information
Type Office/Retail
Location 2 International Place, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°21′23″N 71°03′06″W / 42.356492°N 71.051757°W / 42.356492; -71.051757Coordinates: 42°21′23″N 71°03′06″W / 42.356492°N 71.051757°W / 42.356492; -71.051757
Completed 1992
Height
Roof 538 ft (164 m)
Design and construction
Architect Johnson/Burgee Architects
Developer The Chiofaro Company

Two International Place is a postmodern skyscraper in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The site is located on a site formerly known as Fort Hill. It is located blocks from North End, the waterfront, South Station, Downtown Crossing, and the Federal Courthouse. The building was designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson and completed in 1992, is Boston's ninth-tallest building, standing 538 feet (164 m) tall.[1]

Exterior[edit]

It consists of a 36-story tower and 13-story annex. It is one of the towers in a complex of five structures, anchored by two towers.[2] The facades are constructed of unpolished rose-granite panels with punched aluminum framed and fixed in-place window openings. Windows are a take on tripartite windows but whose lunettes, or arched portions, are fake.[3] A portion of both towers consists of an aluminum framed curtain wall system with a combination of reflective vision glass and spandrel glass.[4] Elaborate classical lighting fixtures are located on exterior.[3] The building's crown consists of an octagonal-based pyramid surrounded by a ring rising out of the tower and partially up the pyramid. This crown is illuminated at night.

Interior[edit]

The Court, located at the center of the complex, features a rain fountain and provides a 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) retail and café area with restaurants, shops and business services.[2] This court links all the building in the complex. Lobby areas feature distinctive imported marble and granite from Spain, Italy and Africa.[2] The interior minimizes columns, greatly enhancing space efficiency and providing work locations with panoramic views.[2] There is a secured underground parking with over 800 spaces.[2] There are 38 high-speed passenger elevators and four freight elevators.[2]

Project Team[1][edit]

  • Architects - Philip Johnson and John Burgee [2]
  • Developers - Donald Chiofaro and Theodore Oatis, partners in The Chiofaro Company [2]
  • Equity partner - Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)[5]
  • Venture Capital partner - The Hillman Company [5]
  • Consulting Engineers - McNamara/Salvia, Inc.
  • Lighting Consultant- Claude R. Engle
  • Mechanized earth work and Excavation - A.A. Will Corporation, A.A. Will Corporation
  • Elevators - Fujitec America, Inc. (Boston)
  • Building Maintenance Systems - MANNTECH

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