125 High Street

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125 High Street
125 High Boston.jpg
125 High Street, center, rear
General information
Type Office
Location 125 High Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′19″N 71°03′12″W / 42.35532°N 71.05326°W / 42.35532; -71.05326Coordinates: 42°21′19″N 71°03′12″W / 42.35532°N 71.05326°W / 42.35532; -71.05326
Completed 1991
Roof 452 ft (138 m)
Technical details
Floor count 30
Floor area 927,149 sq ft (86,135.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Jung Brannen Associates, Inc
Developer Tishman Speyer Properties

125 High Street is a 30-floor postmodern highrise in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. Standing 452 feet (138 m) tall, the highrise is currently the 23nd-tallest building in the city. 125 High Street has approximately 1.8 million square feet (167,000 square meters) of Class A office space. It was designed by Jung Brannen Associates.


NYNEX (now Verizon and formerly Bell Atlantic), one of Massachusetts' largest employers, wished to consolidate into a single headquarters facility.[2] It was formerly the site of the Traveler's Insurance Building.[3] The existing 16-story, 300,000 square foot (28,000 square meter) structure was demolished in 1988 to make room for 125 High Street.[2]

Design and features[edit]

Architecture and layout[edit]

The complex consists of four buildings.

  • 125 High St is a 30-story, 950,000 square foot (88,000 square meter) office tower.[2] This building is the tallest component of a development.[3]
  • 145 High St is 21-story, 500,000 square foot (46,000 square meter) office tower.[2] It sometimes also known as the Oliver Street Tower.
  • Along with the two towers it also includes three restored 19th century buildings with six, five and four stories,[3] totaling 41,600 square feet (3,900 square meters).[2]
  • The fire station makes the office towers one of the few highrises with an on-premises municipal fire company.
  • The property also includes a five-level, 850-car underground parking garage.[2]

The exterior is of a unifying granite, with entrances to the building through the High Street Tower and Oliver Street Tower. The two towers are connected via a central 8-story atrium[4] with skylights 150 feet (46 m) above the floor.[2]

Design and construction team[edit]

  • Architect: Jung Brannen Associates
  • Structural Engineer: LeMessurier Consultants
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Cosentini Associates, Inc.
  • Developer: Spaulding & Slye (now known as Jones Lang LaSalle)
  • Construction Managers: Spaulding & Slye (now known as Jones Lang LaSalle)
  • General Contractor: HCB Conctractors (now known as The Beck Group)
  • Art Installation: "The Light Between", Anne Patterson's art installation, is on display indefinitely in the ten-story atrium of 125 High Street. It consists of seven miles of multi-colored aluminum ribbon. The nearly 450 110' strands transport the light from the glass ceiling above to the viewers below.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "High Street Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 125 High Street - Boston
  3. ^ a b c 125 High Street, Boston
  4. ^ 125 High Street, Boston

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