Corporations: The Second Time Around

In Boston the job will cost $200 million; the Houston contract will run to $250 million—two of the ripest architectural plums of the year. Both of these projects came from the busy assembly-line drawing boards of one of the most successful and controversial architects in the nation today, Charles Luckman, the onetime boy wonder of the corporate world.

Construction contracts were let last week for Boston's Prudential Center, which will convert a blighted Back Bay railroad yard to the 52-story New England headquarters of the Prudential Insurance Co., a 1,000-room hotel, a...

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