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Details for Benchmark: MY2356

N 42° 20.829 W 071° 04.951 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 722

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is SCALED and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In SUFFOLK county, MA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BOSTON PRUDENTIAL BLDG MAST
Marker Type:
radio/tv mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Seen this week.

Yep

Still there

Recovered in excellent condition today, as described.

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photoPru mark
photoEarth Owl with Hancock, Ritz (Taj) & Pru marks

Saw while driving through

Spotted while in the area.

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Spotted on our tour of Boston.

I've been seeing this mast for many years now. Who hasn't? Even been inside the Prudential. First time logging since I remembered to snap a picture today. Always glad to see this one still going! :)

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photoMY2356- View of Prudential from State Building

Visited during our three days week-end in Boston. Very nice city with a lot of historic places.
We went up to the 50th floor to see the panorama.
Greetings from Montreal

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Saw this one while walking around Boston with fyrefly_faerie while in town for a Decemberists show at HOB (Pretty hard to NOT see this one!!)

Spotted this benchmark with ZeppelinDT while visiting Boston. Greetings from Long Island, NY!

This entry was edited by fyrefly_faerie on Monday, 06 April 2015 at 03:52:13 UTC.

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During our Visit in Boston. Greetings from Germany

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photoBoston

Saw this landmark during a business stay.
My first benchmark. Unfortunately nothing
similar in Germany existing. It's a pity.

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photoPrudential Bldg. Mast - Boston

Seen while visiting the art museums.

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photo20141110_120841_Evans Way

On our tourt through Boston we spotted this one. :)

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Seen it during my stay in Boston.

TFTB

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photoMY2356.

Got it

Found as described

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photomicrowave tower

One of many that can be spotted from the top of the tower in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Kind of hard to miss this one!

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photoHancock and Prudential

Kinda hard to miss

Spotted this one from off in the distance (near First Mass)

About the easiest to find BM in Boston, eh?
edexter

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photoView of the Pridential from Mt. Auburn

Easy to spot.

Another building I've taken dozens of pictures of, but this shot I took today will do.

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photoMast and the Ritz Carlton

Spotted while with the 8th graders on the east coast trip!

Found it

Another easy one to spot from the State House on the Freedom Trail.

Seen many times... Was in the area this evening to find a geocache, so I figured I might as well log this benchmark.

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photoPrudential Tower at night

Hard to miss.
edexter

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photoView South

Saw this from the MoS but if I was into GCing etc when I did First night in 09, then I would've logged it earlier!

Found with ForesterCat & FiddlingFox while eating lunch at the Museum of Science.

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photoMY2356
View of radio/TV masts MY3160 (John Hancock Tower - left) and MY2356 (Prudential Building - right) to the southwest from the Museum of Science.

Saw While Geocaching in Boston
Gerrygonz1

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photoBOSTON PRUDENTIAL BLDG MAST

I was a kid the first time I saw this but today officialy marks it!

Seen a million times! Ok, so more like 6 times!

Also found this mark whilst visiting Boston.

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photoMY2356 - photo taken from the Science Museum

We have found this Benchmark on our little trip from San Francisco to New York.

Greetings from germany
Schnuffi&JayDee

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photoTrip from San Francisco to New York

seen today

found

Saw this one from our hotel room!!

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photoPrudential BM
Here it is from our hotel room!!

Seen the building form the water.

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photoMY2356 - from a distance
photoMY2356 - in the evening light

You have got to go the observation deck on the 50th floor.

Went up to the viewing gallery & saw lots of other benchmark buildings.

Could see this benchmark from our hotel. Second photo is from the observation deck of the building.

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:)

An easy find, even while driving in Boston! The photo is of 3 Boston benchmarks, MY2356, MY3180 and MY2961, taken from Boston Common.

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photoMY2356 Prudential Bldg Radio Mast Boston Mass

Worked in this building for many years. Not hard to find this one.

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photoPru Mast from Mass Ave
photoPru Mast from St. James Street
photoPru Mast

Managed to spot the tower through the fog today.

I passed under the building on my way into work this morning.

I just started working in the Pru so I will see it everyday. I'll let you know if the condition changes...lol.

Visiting from Seattle. We went up the Prudential Tower to view the city later in our trip. Impressive.

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photoPrudential Tower

My grandparents took me to Boston today to observe this beautiful city and all its historical American heritage. I saw and learned a lot. I can now see why we have a lot to be thankful for because of what our ancestors gave to this country for our freedom. They pointed out the various benchmarks to me so that I can also log them.

We took our granddaughter to Boston for the day to show her the sights and history associated with this beautiful city. Also pointed out the different benchmarks that are to be found here. Didn't have a digital camera with us to document it.

In the city to celebrate my 50th birthday! oldbicycle

Easily visible from miles away.

Hard to miss, especially at night.

we took a picture of this when Roxie was at the Blessing of the Animals. We walk by here several times a week and didn't know it was a benchmark until we looked it up.

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Nice tall building in Boston

Staple building of Boston. Can't miss it!

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This was seen easily from our stay at the John Hancock Center. Side note... we found out the night before we left that we could have gone to the top of this building for a view of Boston but it was already late for us. Anyone visiting might want to try this.

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BOSTON PRUDENTIAL BLDG MAST Radio Tower

We actually parked here underneath this benchmark while we were in town to see the Red Sox at Fenway.

Found as described.

Recovered in good condition.

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photoMY2356_BOSTON PRUDENTIAL BLDG MAST

In Boston on Business and passed by a number of these on my way around the city.

Stopped by at our New England + New York trip.

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photoPrudential Tower

Easily visible from Fenway while here for a baseball game.

found as described while waiting to ride the ducks

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photoThe Pru

How could you not find it - it's massive - and not very pretty.

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photoBoston Prudential.jpg
100 degree day.

I've been to the Prudential Center so much, but always at night. So here's a picture from afar during sunset.

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photoThe Prü
During sunset, from Comm Ave at BU.

recovered in good condition :)

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Recovered in good condition.

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Confirmed BOSTON PRUDENTIAL BLDG MAST

Not a pretty building, but distinctive.

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photoThe Prudential

Went past it today.
RunsFromBears.

Found while in the area.

Nice skyline on a beautiful day.

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photoView from Memorial Drive in Cambridge

An office with a view??

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photoWell...not today

Awesome view from top floor of this building.

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photoPrudential Building

Still there, right across the street from work. See Svetlana3k's entry for pictures.

As seen from inside 500 Boylston St

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photoThe Pru

Found it. Know this building well.

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photoTwilight Shot (oops, cut the radio mast halfway).

Found it

Checked on Sept 10th 2002 and the mark is intact.

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photoMark towering over Benchmark Buddha
photoBetter view of mast

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1978 by MAGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 (WJK) THE BOSTON PRUMAST IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON, ON BOYLSTON STREET AND ATOP THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY BUILDING. THE BOSTON PRUMAST IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON. THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF A 30 FEET TALL MAST, ATOP THE PRUDENTIAL BUILDING AND IN ABOUT THE TOP CENTER OF THE BUILDING. DESCRIBED BY W.J. KENNEDY, MAGS.
01/01/1978 by MAGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/26/1984 by MAGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1984 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
02/05/1991 by MAGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1991 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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