Prudential Center

By - 9/22/15 - 3:48 pm
Welding a beam at new Prudential Center building in Boston's Back Bay

A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.

By - 8/26/15 - 3:21 pm

Sean Griffing, who co-owns Trade on Atlantic Avenue, is seeking city approval to open a new, high-end seafood place on Ring Road in the Prudential Center complex. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 6:38 pm

Luke's Lobster, which runs lobster-roll places in Manhattan and Brooklyn, is poised to open its first Boston outlet, at 77 Exeter St. Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 5:18 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor islands

Eileen Murphy spent some time today watching the fast changing weather over Boston Harbor. One moment fog, then the skies brightened: Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 11:06 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pru food court closes forever on June 25 so that it can undergo a yearlong transformation into an Eataly, which sounds sort of like the old Marché Mövenpick that used to be at the Pru, only a lot larger and more Italiany.

By - 4/4/15 - 5:41 pm
Pikachu in Boston's Prudential Center

The kidlet and I made our annual trek to the Pru to check out the costumes for Anime Boston. As always, it didn't disappoint, except for maybe the fact there were no Tron characters.

Thousands of costumed con goers flitted through both the Hynes and the Pru, where they mixed with bemused tourists and a few little kids, who found themselves watching an impromptu parade.

By - 4/4/15 - 1:13 pm
League of Legends cosplayers at the Prudential Center in Boston

The John Lee is photographing Anime Boston folks at the Pru today, including this pair of League of Legends cosplayers.

By - 2/24/15 - 6:25 am

People reports Jennifer Lawrence spent Sunday night at the Pru mall instead of at the Oscars.

She is, of course, in town to work on a biopic of the inventor of the Miracle Mop. No word on who plays Billy Mays.

By - 12/4/14 - 11:06 pm

Good thing Boston has more than one paramedic unit: Boston EMS Incidents reports that when a report of a person suffering a heart attack in the Prudential Center food court came in around 10:30 p.m., the Paramedic 1 unit stationed on Purchase Street was dispatched to the scene - but couldn't even get out of its bay due to the large traffic jam caused by protesters in Dewey Square and police blocking traffic to keep motorists from plowing into the protesters.

Dispatchers then routed Paramedic 2, based on Warren Street in Roxbury, to the mall, where firefighters and EMTs were treating the unconscious but still breathing person until the paramedics could arrive.

By - 11/12/14 - 10:13 am
Prudential in the fog in Boston

Earlier, we saw the Hancock above the fog. Tomo forwards this photo by co-worker Heidi Sullivan of the reverse view: The Pru as seen from the 47th floor of the Hancock tower.

By - 9/7/14 - 12:04 am
Boston's Prudential Center honors Malcolm Rogers of the MFA

The Prudential was lit up Saturday to honor retiring Museum of Fine Arts Director Malcolm Rogers for his 20 years in the post.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:15 am
Prudential Center lawn on Boylston Street

The new lawn. Photo by Shawn.

Microsoft, which apparently has more money than it knows what to do with, hired contractors to spend a couple days putting in a lawn on the Boylston Street side of the Pru so that its own workers can spend today giving harried city dwellers the chance to experience suburban life made even better with Microsoft products, just in case they were unaware the Pru has a larger, more permanent swath of grass on the Huntington Avenue side.

By - 7/8/14 - 10:33 am

Mister Jon reports the Prudential Center mall now has a vending machine that sells just pearls.

By - 4/27/14 - 1:22 pm
Closed Chacarero

Amy B. was hoping for a Chilean sandwich today, so was perturbed to see the Prudential Chacarero behind a barrier:

Please tell me the Chacarero at the Pru is just being renovated!

KneeAnalogue, though, brings bad news:

I got a sandwich on Wednesday and they told me Friday was going to be the last day.

Mister Jon adds:

By - 4/19/14 - 8:34 pm
Boston artwork

Chris Watson shows us the new artwork on the Boylston side of the Pru.

By - 4/7/14 - 7:32 am
Prudential building lit up for fallen firefighters

Last night, Brian D'Amico captured the Prudential tower lit up in Boston Fire Department colors in honor of Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/22/14 - 6:48 pm
Empty Chacarero

The kidlet and I headed to the Pru today to check out the costumes on people attending Anime Boston. Naturally, we headed to the food court first, which was packed, except in front of Chacarero.

The costumes did not disappoint.


Sometimes, we had trouble figuring out what was going on:

By - 3/7/14 - 9:10 am

The Globe reports MassDOT and State Police will be experimenting with lane closures in the Pru tunnel this weekend as they get ready for a series of lane closures later this month and next month so workers can remove the tunnel's ceiling.

By - 1/3/14 - 5:57 pm
Loews evacuated in Boston

Loews wasn't catching fire, it was leaking water. Photo by Laura Kinson.

Cold-weary Bostonians seeking a little diversion at the Loews found themselves back out on a frigid Tremont Street late this afternoon when a pipe burst and the megaplex was evacuated.

Earlier, the Prudential Center mall developed an impromptu waterfall when a pipe burst. Chico's was ruined, Julie Loncich reports.

By - 12/31/13 - 11:38 pm
Lit up Prudential

Brian D'Amico ambled around the Back Bay and the Common during First Night tonight.

Fireworks over the Common

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.