• Short Summary

    The John Hancock Center is located int he heart of Chicago's most fashionable business and commercial district, on the bank of Lake Michigan.

  • Description

    The John Hancock Center is located int he heart of Chicago's most fashionable business and commercial district, on the bank of Lake Michigan. The 100-tory structure is, at this pint, the tallest building in the city. Besides its overpowering height, the building's exterior is characterized by a unique design of five huge X's on each side of the building.

    The important element of the story of the John Hancock Center is that it is a trend setter. It house a blend of office, residential, commercial, parking, retail, recreational, and service facilities. Urban planners refer to the center as a forerunner of the multi-purpose "vertical center," where a person need never leave the building to carry out the regular business of the average American. This city-within-a-city has 706 apartments of various sizes, five restaurants and cocktail lounges, a department store, a grocery story, professional health services, barber and beauty shops, a health club, swimming pool, service shops, 28 floors of business offices, five floors of commercial and retail establishments, parking space for 1,000 cars, and the best available view of Chicago's north and south lakefront. The city's residential populations 2,000. During the day its overall population wells to about 12,000.

    OTHER FACTS ABUT THE CENTER
    It is the world's tallest office-residential building.

    It stands 1,107 feet (and the 349-foot antennas on top give it a total height of 1,456 feet)
    If laid in its side, it would be longer than the longest ship ever built, the U.S. aircraft carrier "Enterprise."
    The breakdown of the floor usage is:
    floors 1-5 commercial
    6-12 parking
    13-41 business offices
    42-43 engineering
    44 "Sky Lobby" for residents
    45-92 apartments
    93-97 TV and Fm communications equipment
    98-100 mechanical and air conditioning equipment

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62JM74J3MNLGN195KYAYUDJZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA62JM74J3MNLGN195KYAYUDJZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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