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John Hancock Tower

General Information

Function / usage: Office building
Other name(s): Hancock Place
Built: 1968 - 1976
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA, North America
Address: 200 Clarendon Street
Coordinates: 42° 20' 58.00" N    71° 4' 33.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 241 m

Materials

building structure steel

Notes

Several design flaws caused most of the windows to fall out in the very first months under not even very heavy winds. Furthermore, the foundations for the nearby Trinity Church were damaged during construction of the tower and caused irreparable damage to the structure of Henry Hobson Richardson's architectural masterpiece.

Participants

Architecture
(role unknown)

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Bross, Tom & Harris, Patricia Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston, DK Publishing, London (United Kingdom), ISBN 0789499597; pp. 99
  • Dupré, Judith Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Loventhal, New York (USA), ISBN 1884822452, 1996; pp. 70-71
  • Dupré, Judith & Smith, Adrian Skyscrapers (2nd edition), Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., New York (USA), ISBN 1579127878, 2008; pp. 72-73
  • Sabbah, Catherine Horizons architecture / Architectural Horizons, Editions Le Moniteur, Paris (France), ISBN 2281191478, 2001
  • Wiseman, Carter I. M. Pei (1st edition), Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York (USA), ISBN 0810937093, 1990; pp. 288-299
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000035
Created: 28/10/1998
Last Updated: 13/10/2014