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John Hancock Tower

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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...more
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John Hancock Building, 200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
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+1 617-572-6420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a stunning building wrt its mirrored walls, last time we visited you could go to the observation deck but that ended after 09/11; made famous with its reflection of Trinity Church and also as the base of Fringe, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

An iconic tower dominating the skyline of Boston for a significant distance in all directions. Regretably it's no longer possible for those without genuine business reason to pop to the viewing area upon high and have a look out over the city.

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the reflections of Trinity church located across the street. The building itself is ok, but the buildings reflecting on it make it pretty cool.

2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

It's free to go up to the 96th floor although they require you to buy a drink. it's a great view of the city and river from way up there, however the windows are filthy....during my 5 day trip to Chicago we seen window washers...More

3  Thank Laurie K
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

We entered this (office-looking) building, asked if there was a rooftop seeing, but the answer was "No you mean the Prudential Center" ... we walked overthere and the rooftop was closed because of the misty weather :-(

1  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful glass building right in the center of Boston close to Copley Place, Trinity church and the Back Bay Amtrak station. On sunny days you can see the city's reflection on the sides of the building. Georges!

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

On this visit, we only walked by the John Hancock Tower. It's still a beautiful building. My first visit to Boston was over 20 years ago and back then they had the John Hancock Observatory. It was a very popular attraction and the observation deck...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017

Hancock tower here in Boston has closed their observatory in 2001 after 9/11 and it hasn't been reopened since and there are companies that occupy the floor it was on now. So if you plan on visiting Boston you will have to do the prudential...More

14  Thank nikki w
Reviewed November 12, 2016

This is a great place to stop for a drink or bite to eat while enjoying the view over Boston and well beyond. We went up on a cloudy day and still had a great view while enjoying a bottle of wine as a storm...More

1  Thank mark_id
Reviewed October 9, 2016

What makes the Hancock Tower so impressive is it's location. It's across the street from Copley Square and has an amazing reflection of Trinity Church in it's facade. If you're lucky enough to be there at the right time of day and the right sunlight,...More

2  Thank LPLoveToTravel
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Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
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the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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Mark Z
April 2, 2018|
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jhessup L
July 14, 2016|
Response from Ashley M | Reviewed this property |
It's 60 floors.