Home Forum Gallery Members Todays Posts

John Hancock Observatory Rating: None

Illinois Attractions / Landmarks / Places > Chicago Email This Bookmark Print
The John Hancock Observatory is a 100 story tall skyscraper found in Chicago and has been considered as the sixth tallest building within the United States and the fourth tallest building in Chicago. The John Hancock Observatory is also known as John Hancock Center and houses a variety of spaces including 700 condominiums as well as office spaces and restaurants.

The skyscraper joins the famous list of tallest towers which includes the buildings such as the Willis Tower, The Bank of America Tower, the Trump Tower Chicago, the Aon Center and the Empire State Building. The observatory itself was named after the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company which is not only an original tenant of the building but also a member of the developers and financiers.

The John Hancock Observatory is open daily from 9:00 am to 11:00pm and is open for actual tours. The official tour will begin with a 360 degree tour of the entire John Hancock Observatory before going in through a special entrance for guests. Tourists who take the guided tour of the Observatory will also get treated to a multimedia Sky Tour before leading tourists into the caf? located in the 95th floor.

The John Hancock Observatory boasts of interactive telescopes which can be used by people who would like to see the great view of the Chicago downtown and the surrounding areas. Visitors who are more of the daring kind can also go for the open-air Sky Walk to experience a different kind of adventure.

Visitors can also enjoy Italian coffee from the Lavazza Espression Caf?. People can enjoy the great view while enjoying dinner or lunch. The John Hancock Observatory also showcases Chicago?s history through a history wall that?s 80 feet long which includes events like the Great 1871 Fire and the White Sox Scandal of 1919.
Edit Article



John Hancock Observatory Pictures Add Picture



John Hancock Observatory Videos Add Video