Worcester Plaza

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Worcester Plaza
446 Main Street January 2014.JPG
Former namesShawmut Bank Tower, Worcester County National Bank
General information
TypeCommercial office
Location446 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°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
OwnerSynergy Investments[1][2]
Roof289 feet (88 m)
Technical details
Floor count24
Floor area244,000 sq ft (22,700 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectKevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
Advertisement for Worcester County National Bank, pre-construction, 1971

Worcester Plaza (formerly known as Worcester County National Bank Tower) is a building located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts at 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,[3][4] and has 244,000 square feet (22,700 m2) of total floor space.[5] 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.[6]

The building was most recently sold in October 2019 to Boston-based Synergy Investments for $16.5 million. It previously sold for $21.5 million in 2000.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Petrishen, Brad (October 11, 2019). "Worcester Plaza tower sold for $16.5M to Boston investment firm". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Luttrell, Aviva (October 12, 2019). "Worcester Plaza tower sold to Boston commercial real estate firm for $16.5 million". MassLive.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Worcester Plaza Emporis.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010
  4. ^ Worcester Plaza Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
  5. ^ Worcester Plaza Tower. Loopnet. Retrieved December 29, 2010
  6. ^ Worcester Plaza Emporis.com. Retrieved December 29, 2010

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