|Two Prudential Plaza|
Location within Chicago metropolitan area
Two Prudential Plaza (Illinois)
Two Prudential Plaza (the United States)
|Location||180 N. Stetson Av.|
|Architectural||995 ft (303 m)|
|Top floor||820 ft (250 m)|
|Floor area||1,399,986 sq ft (130,063.0 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Loebl Schlossman & Hackl|
Stephen T. Wright
|Structural engineer||CBM Engineers Inc.|
|Main contractor||Turner Construction Company|
The Two Prudential Plaza is a 64-story skyscraper located in the Loop area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. At 995 feet (303 m) tall, it is currently the sixth-tallest building in Chicago and the 28th-tallest in the U.S., being only five feet from 1,000 feet, making it the closest of any building under 1,000. Built in 1990, the building was designed by the firm Loebl Schlossman & Hackl, with Stephen T. Wright as the principal in charge of design. It has been honored with 8 awards, including winning the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois in 1995.
Construction started in 1988, and The Two Prudential Plaza was completed in 1990. At the time of completion, Two Prudential was the world's tallest reinforced concrete building. Its distinctive shape features stacked chevron setbacks on the north and south sides, a pyramidal peak rotated 45°, and an 80-foot (24 m) spire.
The building is attached to One Prudential Plaza (formerly known as the Prudential Building) since 1992. Without its spire, the building's height is still slightly greater than that of One Prudential Plaza's pinnacle.
In May 2006, BentleyForbes, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm, run by Frederick Wehba and his family purchased Two Prudential Plaza, along with its sister property, One Prudential Plaza for $470 million.
In 2015, BentleyForbes defaulted on the mortgage for the towers due to the Great Recession and New York-based investors 601W Companies and Berkley Properties took control of the property after investing more than $100 million in equity to recapitalize. BentleyForbes, the prior controlling owner of the towers, continues to have an interest in the owning partnership.
The building is also the new home of the Chicago Tribune and tronc, Inc. after leaving Tribune Tower in July 2018.
The Consulate General of Canada in Chicago is located in Suite 2400. The Flag of Canada is flown next to that of the United States in the building's Lake Street plaza.
Audacy occupies the ninth through twelfth floors, including WBBM, WBBM-FM, WBMX, WXRT, WUSN, WSCR, and WCFS.
The building and the plaza appear in the 1994 film Richie Rich as Rich Industries Inc.