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Address: John Hancock Building, 200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-572-6420
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for...
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.
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Good value for money with amazing sights!

Magnificent views of Lake Michigan. Can see four states as over 1000 feet high! Cafe reasonably priced

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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St. Bees, United Kingdom
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St. Bees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Magnificent views of Lake Michigan. Can see four states as over 1000 feet high! Cafe reasonably priced

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The price is a little much but the views are well worth it. I would definitely suggest buying the 2 time pass which allows you to re-enter the observatory at a later time. This way you get both the night and day views of the city.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Large building, very neat design. Have to be far enough away though to get a good picture. Also visit the old church while you are in that area.

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Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Alas, the observation deck has been closed since 911. I told out of state guests how great the diorama on the Battle of Boston was. However, if it's closed, how do you have three "recent" reviews of the view?????

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The view is wonderful, it is the tallest builging in Boston so you can see all the city from there. you have also a litlle tour in there that give you the historic background and the "creation" of Boston

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Melbourne
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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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182 helpful votes 182 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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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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