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Bank of America renews lease at downtown Boston office tower

Catherine Carlock
Bank of America renews lease at downtown Boston office tower

Bank of America has renewed its lease at 100 Federal St. in downtown Boston, a 1.2 million-square-foot tower that’s also home to Putnam Investments and Wellington Management, Boston Properties announced Tuesday. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has signed a 15-year lease for 545,000 square feet at the downtown tower — often nicknamed the “Pregnant Building” — ahead of its 2022 lease expiration. Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) owns a majority stake in the 37-story tower and recently developed a steel-and-glass atrium, dubbed “The Exchange at 100 Federal,” which is home to Aceituna Grill and Blue Bottle Coffee.  “We are thrilled that Bank of America chose 100 Federal as its flagship Boston location,” said Bryan Koop, executive vice president of the Boston region for Boston Properties, in a statement.