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John Hancock Tower

General Information

Other name(s): Hancock Place
Beginning of works: 1968
Completion: 1976
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Office building
Material: Steel structure


Location: , , ,
Address: 200 Clarendon Street
Coordinates: 42° 20' 58.00" N    71° 4' 33.00" W

Technical Information


height 241 m


building structure steel


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.


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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
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