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About 500 Boylston Street

500 Boylston Street 1989 Post-Modern building located in the Back Bay section of Boston and part of the city's High Spine. It sits next to the landmark Trinity Church, Boston. It dominates the western half of the city block bounded by Boylston, Clarendon and Berkeley streets and St. James Avenue. It was designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson, with structural engineering by LeMessurier Consultants and MEP/FP engineering by Cosentini Associates, Inc. The construction project was managed by Bond Brothers. It cost $100,000,000 to build. The site contains approximately 137,000 square feet (12,700 m) of land area, with approximately 500 feet (150 m) of frontage on Boylston Street. The first six floors are retail and small office space. Above that there is a 19-story office tower with Class A office space. It has approximately 715,000 square feet (66,400 m²) of office space. It has an underground parking lot for 1,000 cars that it shares with 222 Berkeley Street. The structural design is made up of composite beams and girders supporting steel deck and concrete topping slab on a steel frame.

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