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John Hancock Tower

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners


200 Clarendon Street

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Year Completed



2,600,000 sq. feet

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Once reviled and dubbed the "Plywood Palace," the minimalist exterior and diagonal siting of the rhomboid-shaped John Hancock tower has become a Boston icon. The 62-story skyscraper could have easily imposed on surrounding structures, but instead it pays deference to the adjacent historic Trinity Church and the surrounding city through the reflections of mirrored windows.

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