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Topping ceremony for the Hancock Building, c.1968, Chicago. It’s hard to see, but a time capsule is being installed on the top floor…I haven’t been able to find what the contents are. Any ideas? It’s amazing how this building dominated the landscape…

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The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building in Chicago; loved having lunch there with my husband for our anniversary.

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John Hancock Center

John Hancock Tower (1969 by SOM) If you’re looking for an example of Chicago’s role in innovative skyscraper design, look no further than the John Hancock Center.

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I.M. Pei

If you like your take on a new city to be of the bird’s eye variety, head up John Hancock Observatory for a truly dizzying high. If you want to see everything the city has to offer, there is no better place to start than ‘Big John’.

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