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“Great view”
Review of John Hancock Tower

John Hancock Tower
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US$35.00*
and up
Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
Ranked #95 of 389 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for falling glass panes, is Boston's tallest building. After terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the popular 60th-floor observatory was permanently closed due to security concerns.
Munich, Germany
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199 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The electronic and visual Displays are just great.
Make your visit around 05:00PM when the shadows are Long and the 3D view gets even more intense.
The views are sensational.
Take the Audio guided tour

Visited July 2013
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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Should be rated higher!”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Tallest building in Boston. Great views of ocean, airport, city and you can look right into Fenway Park. You can see New Hampshire Mountains and Cape Cod on a clear day.
Only downside is it is totally indoors. Some might find that a plus who are afraid of heights.
Dont miss it!

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Spectacular view”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Our friend works in the building and was able to take us up to his office for a spectacular view of the city. It was our second time going up and really provides a breathtaking view of the city - Beacon Hill, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Common, Charles River, and so on. Get some great photos while you can.

Visited September 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Views”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The first time I went to the Hancock Tower was 31 years ago and have revisited several times since. There are excellent 360 degree views of the city. For a change I did the Prudential Building this time. Good but not as high.

Visited August 2013
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Torquay, Australia
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Looking good”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Here is a good way to get an overview of the city of Boston. Informative display explain the history and life of the city. Pick a clear day and it is great. Not crowded when we were there and time is unlimited.

Visited July 2013
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