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Date

Summer 6-1966

Description

As the tallest building in Boston, the John Hancock Tower is one of the most recognizable pieces of architecture in the skyline. The tower was finished by I. M. Pei & Partners in 1976 after eight years of shaky development. The entire building is constructed of a “glass skin”, or reflective glass panels that create a sleek and modern design that relays several visually interactive compliments to its neighbor, Trinity Church.

Notes

Bibliography: "John Hancock Tower." Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, 2016, www.pcfandp.com/a/p/6710/s.html. Accessed 28 Dec. 2016. Tourgee, Heather. "Up Close: The John Hancock Tower." Yankee, vol. 80, 2016, pp. 30.

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1976

Creator 2 Role

Architectural firm

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Skyscraper

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Massachusetts -- Boston; Architecture -- Skyscrapers; John Hancock Tower (Boston, Mass.)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Massachusetts

City Name

Boston

Street Address

200 Clarendon Street

Keywords

John Hancock Tower; Boston, Massachusetts; architecture; skyscraper;

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