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John Hancock Tower

John Hancock Building, 200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
617-572-6420
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Ranked #71 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for falling glass panes, is Boston's tallest building. After terrorist attacks on... more » Owner description: This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for falling glass panes, is Boston's tallest building. After terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the popular 60th-floor observatory was permanently closed due to security concerns. « less
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is always great to travel to the birthplace of a saying. The longest signature on America's most favourite document. Great views kids will love love it.

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Edinburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fab , was a bit over cast and raining when we went up, but it was exciting to see the weather down below ! weather cleared and I got some great photos of the lake shore. Go early we found no ques. Def worth a visit.

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Querétaro, Queretaro, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First. Forget paying to get up to the tourist viewing floor. Take the elevator up into the Signature Room. The bar with the best view in town. Now ask for champagne or the best chocolate cake in miles. Stay on a little table or a the bar. Maybe make a reservation for the adjacent restaurant. Stay as much as you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My experience there was really good. I went there with a group of friends and I spent a good time seeing the buildings and the cars from the top of the building. It seems that you are falling down but for me it was nice sight.

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Nottingham
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51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ummm loved this venue. Just needs a bit of thought when to go. Recommend an early morning start as one option with less queuing. One can pay a touch extra for 2 visits in one day to catch the sunset/night. If you do that that be there no later than 9.30pm. Later with queues and being asked to queue to... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

No admission charge (unlike the Observatory two floors below). For the price of a drink enjoy amazing views across the city.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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225 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited this because I must go up every high building if I can in the city's I visit, this is a very nice building and the views are tremendous would recommend the visit

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São Paulo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice building, tall, lot of windows … but there NO MORE possibility to go all the way to the top …. This as an attraction is GONE ….. On the other hand there is an excellent option … the Prudential building … very close and you can go all the way up and still you can eventually have a... More

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Munich, Germany
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The electronic and visual Displays are just great. Make your visit around 05:00PM when the shadows are Long and the 3D view gets even more intense. The views are sensational. Take the Audio guided tour

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Tallest building in Boston. Great views of ocean, airport, city and you can look right into Fenway Park. You can see New Hampshire Mountains and Cape Cod on a clear day. Only downside is it is totally indoors. Some might find that a plus who are afraid of heights. Dont miss it!

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