100 Front Street

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100 Front Street
Worcester Center 2014.JPG
Former names Mechanics National Bank Tower
General information
Type Commercial office
Location 100 Front Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′45″N 71°47′58″W / 42.2626°N 71.7994°W / 42.2626; -71.7994Coordinates: 42°15′45″N 71°47′58″W / 42.2626°N 71.7994°W / 42.2626; -71.7994
Completed 1971
Height
Roof 226 feet (69 m)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 280,000 sq ft (26,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Welton Becket and Associates
Developer Worcester Center Associates

100 Front Street (formerly Mechanics National Bank Tower) is a high-rise building located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. In early 2016, the former Worcester Center complex, comprising 100 Front Street and the adjacent nine story tower at 120 Front Street were named The Mercantile Center by its owner, Franklin Realty Advisors.[1]

At 226 feet (69 m), the 20-story office tower is the third tallest building in Worcester (behind Sky Mark Tower and Worcester Plaza, both 288 feet (88 m) high). It was completed in 1971, as a part of the Worcester Center urban renewal project,[2][3] and has 280,000 square feet (26,000 m2) of interior space.[4] The building's footprint is not square, but rectangular, with the short sides being 5 windows across, and the long sides being 7 windows across. The short sides still feature the Mechanics Bank "M" at the top of the façade above the top floor.

100 Front Street and the Worcester skyline

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicodemus, Aaron. "Front Street towers in Worcester are renamed The Mercantile Center." Telegram & Gazette, Feb 4 2016.
  2. ^ 100 Front Street Emporis.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010
  3. ^ 100 Front Street Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
  4. ^ 100 Front Street. LoopNet. Retrieved December, 29, 2010

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Preceded by
Worcester City Hall
Tallest Building in Worcester
1971—1974
69m
Succeeded by
Worcester Plaza