The View from the Hancock Tower

  • Posted Jan. 31, 2010 by Becky D. in Boston. Viewed 925 times

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At 60 stories, the John Hancock Tower is the tallest building in Boston, and the 46th tallest building in the United States. It is also, in my opinion, one of the finest examples of modern architecture, and one of my favorite buildings in Boston.

Today, I got to go inside.

My father's company just moved to the 19th floor of the Hancock Tower, and before spending the afternoon helping him unpack his office, mom and I circled the floor and took a zillion pictures of THE MOST amazing views of Boston (from the brand new offices of absent strangers). This shot looks towards the South End.

The view from the south-eastern corner of the tower

Copley Plaza is the highest concentration of my favorite buildings in Boston. This is the Boston Public Library on the left and Old South Church on the right (with the bell tower).

We went around again with our cameras a little while later as the sun was setting (yes, not only did we get amazing views, we got amazing sunset views), so some of my darker shots are mixed in with brighter ones.

Old South Church. I'm pretty excited about this shot - I love the colors in the roof, and this is obviously the best place I've ever stood to see it (with a decent zoom).

Trinity Church. Seeing this spectacular building from above was nothing short of incredible.

Prudential Tower on the far left, Boston Public Library in the foreground (the old building in front, the new building in back), the Citgo Sign at Kenmore Square in the background on the right.

Trinity Church on the left, and the Hancock Tower peaking out from behind the Fairmont Copley Hotel (absurdly decadent hotel) on the right.

One of my favorite things about the Hancock Tower is that it is essentially a 790 foot mirror, reflecting the beauty of Boston. You can expect photoblog entries on this theme soon.

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