Hancock Tower

DSC04357200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA see map

Quick facts

  • tallest building in Boston
  • tallest building in New England
  • the 172nd tallest building in the world
  • 60 stories, 790 feet
  • designed by I.M. Pei and Henry N. Cobb
  • completed in 1976.

“The highly reflective window glass is tinted slightly blue, which results in the tower having only a slight contrast with the sky on a clear day. As a final modernist touch, the short sides of the parallelogram are marked with a deep vertical notch, breaking up the tower’s mass and emphasizing its verticality. In late evening, the vertical notch to the northwest catches the last light of the sky, while the larger portions of glass reflect the darkening.”




The John Hancock Tower catches the light in Copley Square

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