Worcester Plaza

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Worcester Plaza
446 Main Street January 2014.JPG
Former names Shawmut Bank Tower, Worcester County National Bank
General information
Type Commercial office
Location 446 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′48″N 71°48′12″W / 42.2633°N 71.8032°W / 42.2633; -71.8032Coordinates: 42°15′48″N 71°48′12″W / 42.2633°N 71.8032°W / 42.2633; -71.8032
Completed 1974
Height
Roof 289 feet (88 m)
Technical details
Floor count 24
Floor area 244,000 sq ft (22,700 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
Worcester Plaza's place in the Worcester skyline
Advertisement for Worcester County National Bank, pre-construction, 1971

The Worcester Plaza (formerly known as the Worcester County National Bank Tower) is a building located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. Its address is 446 Main Street. Designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, it was completed in 1974, and is currently tied with Sky Mark Tower as the tallest building in Worcester. It stands 289 feet (88 m) tall, is 24 stories high,[1][2] and has 244,000 square feet (22,700 m2) of total floor space.[3] Its façade is completely glass, similar to the 790-foot (240 m) John Hancock Tower in nearby Boston.

The current building was built instead of a larger, more iconic design announced in 1969 that was never realized. The original design was a 696 feet (212 m) tall, 50 story, slender tower with an angled crown and would have been the "highest standing commercial building in New England.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Worcester Plaza Emporis.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010
  2. ^ Worcester Plaza Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Worcester Plaza Tower. Loopnet. Retrieved December 29, 2010
  4. ^ Worcester Plaza Emporis.com. Retrieved December 29, 2010

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Preceded by
100 Front Street
Tallest Building in Worcester
1974—Present
88m
Succeeded by
Tied with Sky Mark Tower 1991—Present