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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 #77 of 210 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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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431 reviews 431 reviews
220 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
102 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our friend works in the building and was able to take us up to his office for a spectacular view of the city. It was our second time going up and really provides a breathtaking view of the city - Beacon Hill, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Common, Charles River, and so on. Get some great photos while you can.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The first time I went to the Hancock Tower was 31 years ago and have revisited several times since. There are excellent 360 degree views of the city. For a change I did the Prudential Building this time. Good but not as high.

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Torquay, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Here is a good way to get an overview of the city of Boston. Informative display explain the history and life of the city. Pick a clear day and it is great. Not crowded when we were there and time is unlimited.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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442 reviews 442 reviews
277 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

New York had the Twins and now the Empire Building, Niagara Falls has the Skylon Tower, Toronto has also it's own and Boston has John Hancock Observatory. Don't miss it if you are in Boston even if you find it overated or you have to be in a queue. It is worthwhile once in your life. You will not regret... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Prudential Center had the best Observation Tower, the Skywalk, and then John Hancock built their's which obscured the Pru's view .. and still does. AFTER 9/11 , John Hancock closed their observation tower which had featured a wonderful interactive history-installation which depicted the changing Boston, the Revolutionary War with red lights for British soldiers and blue for Colonials, etc. NOW,... More

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