The History and Architecture of the John Hancock Building

January 6, 2015

A Chicago Marvel Stand Tall its Skyline

The John Hancock Center was erected in 1969 after four years of construction. This Chicago icon is known for its architecture and style. The super tall structure was at one point the tallest building in Chicago (1969-1973). It was the third building in the world to be built above 1,000 feet, after the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings in New York of course. The building is black and has a caisson foundation at its bottom.


Height: 1,128 Feet

Stories: 100

Completed: 1969

Location: 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Architectural Style: Structural Expressionism


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