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John Hancock Tower

John Hancock Building, 200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-572-6420
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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 due to security concerns.
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  • Poor1%
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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 12 November 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.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 26 September 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

Thank Laurie K
Reviewed 19 September 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 :-(

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

It's a very impressive visit - very fast lift - impressive views of this great city. Well worth it. Didn't do the tilt - to scared. Could be worth it!

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 7 August 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!

Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 7 July 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 3 April 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

11  Thank nikki w
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Hadn't heard of this before we arrived - so glad our niece sent us a link, it was a truly spectacular view and yes we "tilted" the price was reasonable and always worth asking for discount we did and got a reduction well worth a...More

1  Thank 321Debbie
Reviewed 12 November 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 9 October 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
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
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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jhessup L
14 July 2016|
Response from Ashley M | Reviewed this property |
It's 60 floors.
4 December 2015|
Response from kittytoby | Reviewed this property |
No I'm on about the Hancock building in Chicago, and the 95th floor. In Chicago it;s the Hancock building guess in Boston they call it the Tower, hope this answers your question