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The John Hancock Center, c. 1970. Photo: Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing collection

X Marks the Sky: 50 Years of the John Hancock Center

Daniel Hautzinger

Before the John Hancock Center, now 875 N. Michigan, was built 50 years ago, the tallest towers in Chicago were the Daley Center and Lake Point Tower. Soon after, the advances of the Hancock led to the Sears Tower and Standard Oil Building. Discover the influence and legacy of this Chicago icon. 
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