Prudential Center

By - 8/9/16 - 9:49 pm

After slicing open the Union Oyster House, a Globe reviewer tears down Top of the Hub - in what has become the Globe style of fitting as many written amuse-bouches as possible:

I’d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brûlée, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulée tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. I’m not sure when confectioners’ sugar was last considered a culinary flourish, considering that it comes in a $3 box at Star Market, but someone in the kitchen thought a couple shakes would look nice. Unfortunately, much of it went up my nose when I took the first bite.

When's the review of Durgin-Park?

By - 8/4/16 - 8:28 pm
Plane landing at Logan Airport at sunset over Boston Harbor

Photos of Boston watched a plane landing at Logan at sunset this evening.

Adam Castiglioni, meanwhile, watched the sunset from the top of the Pru. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:31 am

State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.

The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.

By - 4/25/16 - 6:30 am
Residents wait for all clear at 770 Boylston St. in the Back Bay

Residents wait for all clear. Photo by BFD.

Several feet of garbage at the bottom of a trash chute at 770 Boylston St. ignited overnight, starting a two-alarm fire that sent some residents into the chill night air. Read more.

By - 12/3/15 - 9:07 am
Dempsey's in Hyde Park

Disappearing Dempsey's?

A Hyde Park bar so little known outside the neighborhood it has only one brief Yelp review wants to sell its liquor license to the upcoming Eataly going in where the Pru food court used to be. Read more.

By - 11/13/15 - 11:58 pm
Prudential building lit in colors of French flag

The Pru joined the Lenox Hotel in lighting up in blue, white and red tonight, as Justin Minggan Wei shows us.

Jonathan Berk reports the colors at the top of the Pru went to the French colors around 11:50 p.m.:

Pru in French colors
By - 11/13/15 - 3:32 pm
Storm over the Back Bay and South Boston

Around 1:45 p.m. at Castle Island.

The view across Pleasure Bay towards the Kennedy Library was equally dramatic: Read more.

By - 10/11/15 - 9:01 am
Prudential lit up for HubBoston and Illuminous

Grace Holley looked up from Illuminus on Lansdowne Street to see the Prudential lit up in honor of both it and HubWeek.

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.