John Hancock Tower is a popular Boston Attraction and an important example of modern architecture.
About John Hancock Tower:
The impressive John Hancock Tower building is nothing short of urban artistry. The 62-story structure, fashioned in the modernist style, has come to reflect the atmosphere and beauty of Boston. At 790 feet, it is the tallest building in Boston and in the New England area as well.
Designed by Henry Cobb of I.M. Pei & Partners, and completed in 1976, the building is covered by 10,344 sheets of mirrored glass. The reflective façade adds a beauty to the Boston skyline in the Copley Square district as it towers over the Back Bay.
The unique thin vertical building boasts a beautiful blue tone while reflecting the sky and the surrounding buildings with little or no distortions. The Hancock has an observation deck that has remained closed to the general public since September 11, 2001, but can be rented out as a venue for private parties and events.
The building offers spectacular views of Boston’s Financial District, The Boston Harbor, the Charles River, Cambridge Campus, and the Public Gardens. For an extra special experience, visit the Boston Attraction at the ‘blue hour’ of twilight and see the John Hancock Tower in a beautiful light.
The John Hancock Tower is a must-see Boston Attraction that has received the prestigious 2011 American Institute of Architects' Twenty-Five Year Award. The award is conferred on buildings that are between 25 to 35 years old and that symbolize architectural design of significance.
The structure is located near our Boston Accommodations. The locals refer to the structure as ‘The Hancock’, and often give directions using the tower as a reference point in the affluent Copley Square shopping area. Be sure and check out the upscale retailers and fine eateries located at ground level.
Add a visit to this Boston Attraction to your list of Things to Do during your stay at our Boston Accommodations.