875 North Michigan Avenue

skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States
(Redirected from John Hancock Center)

875 North Michigan Avenue is a skyscraper in Chicago, United States. It was formerly known as the John Hancock Center. It is 344 meters (1,127 feet) tall and has 100 floors, including an observation deck on the 94th floor (1,000 ft).[1] It was built in 1969 and is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

875 North Michigan Avenue
General information
United States
Antenna spire344 m (1,127 ft)
Technical details
Floor count100

Name change


On February 12, 2018, John Hancock Insurance requested that its name and logos throughout the building's interior be removed immediately; John Hancock had not had a naming-rights deal with the skyscraper's owners since 2013. Until a new naming-rights deal is finalized, the skyscraper will be known as "875 North Michigan Avenue".[2]



From the 95th-floor restaurant, diners can look out at Chicago and Lake Michigan. It has an observatory floor known as 360 Chicago.[3] 360 Chicago is home to TILT, a moving platform that leans visitors over the edge of the skyscraper to a 30-degree angle.[4] It also has a full bar,[5] and Chicago's only open-air Sky Walk, and also has free interactive high-definition touchscreens in six languages.[6]

The 44th-floor sky lobby features the highest indoor swimming pool in the United States.[7]

On its 44th floor, the building has a 5,200 square feet (480 m2) grocery store accessible only to apartment residents and office tenants.



  1. "John Hancock Observatory is now 360 CHICAGO". 360chicago.com.
  2. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-biz-john-hancock-center-name-ryan-ori-20180212-story.html "John Hancock Center skyscraper losing its iconic name". Chicago Tribune, 12 February 2018.
  3. Malooley, Jake (January 30, 2014). "John Hancock Observatory to rebrand as 360 Chicago". Time Out Chicago. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  4. Kuhrt Brewer, Carole. "TILT Chicago: A Thrill Ride One-Thousand Feet in the Sky Atop 360 CHICAGO". Chicago Now. Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on April 22, 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. "360 CHICAGO and BAR 94 Announce Neighborhood Takeover with KOVAL Distillery". Chicago Food Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. "Plan Your Visit to John Hancock Observatory Deck - 360 Chicago". 360 Chicago. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. "How Did They Build That? John Hancock Center". Beck Technology. Retrieved 5 October 2023.

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