Where is it located?
This skyscraper is located on North
Michigan Avenue, near the Water Tower. This was a
brilliant place for it to be constructed because Michigan
Avenue is a popular location for shopping and many
businesses are located there.
Who was it designed
The John Hancock Center was designed
by Bruce Graham, a well known architect who is part of
the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill architecture firm. This
was one of his first and most popular
What was Bruce Graham's influence
for designing it?
Graham's influence for designing this
skyscraper was to make it fit in with the surroundings of
the site, because it was going to be built on North
Michigan Avenue, a place where many shops and businesses
When was it built?
The John Hancock Center was completed
What is the building used
The John Hancock is used for lots of
different things. The first five stories are stores, six
through twelve are for parking, 13 through 41 are
offices, 44 through 92 are condos, and 93 through 100 are
for television facilities, an observatory, a restaurant,
and mechanical uses.
How large is it?
The John Hancock Center is 344 meters
tall, and has one hundred stories. The building is able
to support these one hundred stories because it tapers
from top to bottom.