John Hancock Tower
The John Hancock Tower, also called Hancock Place, The Hancock Tower, or The Hancock, is a 60-story, 790-foot (241 m) skyscraper in Boston. It was named for the John Hancock Insurance company. The tower was designed by Henry N. Cobb and was completed in 1976. It has been the tallest building in Boston for more than 30 years. It is also the tallest building in New England.
|200 Clarendon Street|
|Location||200 Clarendon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, United States|
|Roof||790 ft (240.8 m)|
|Floor area||2,059,997 sq ft (191,380.0 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Henry N. Cobb of I.M. Pei & Partners|
|Developer||John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company|
Its street address is 200 Clarendon Street. At first, John Hancock Insurance primarily used the building, but after 2004, some offices moved to a new building.
In 2006, Broadway Partners bought Hancock Place for $1.3 billion. By 2009, they had defaulted on the loans they used to buy the building, and it was forclosed. On March 30, 2009, Hancock Place was sold at auction for $660 million to a consortium of "Normandy Real Estate Partners" and "Five Mile Capital Partners". In October 2010, Boston Properties bought the John Hancock Tower for $930 million.
The Hancock Tower was built by "John Hancock Insurance".
-  Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Retrieved 2010-04-20
- "Boston.com / US under attack". The Boston Globe.
- Gross, Daniel; Stuart Johnson (2009-09-05). "The Skyscraper That Ate a Billion Dollars: Boston's Hancock Tower and the coming commercial real estate crisis". Slate.
- "Financing a go for Bank of America tower in New York". Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. 2009-07-02. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
- "Boston Properties buys Boston tower for $930M". Business Week. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
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- Architecture Week When Bad Things Happen to Good Buildings
- The Perfect Skyscraper The Perfect Skyscraper
- Special Report on the Boston Globe; "The Hancock at 30" includes 4 audio slideshows
- Globe Critic, Robert Campbell, on the problems of the John Hancock Tower
- So, what should we call the John Hancock Tower now? (photos of construction)
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