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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Big John


Today's local papers report that The John Hancock Center is for sale. The building is one half of the bookends that showcase Chicago's skyline (the other being the Sears Tower). Finished in 1969, it's no longer the tallest building in the world (now #12) but "Big John" has 100 stories of mixed-use space (retail/business/residential) and is 1,127 feet tall. With condos on the upper 49 floors -they are still the highest residences in the world!

7 Comments:

Anonymous anne said...

Nice shot! Any indication how much is the going rate?

3:42 AM  
Blogger Nancee said...

Anne: Not sure there's an asking price yet but the current owner paid $220 million for the building 8 years ago. Would you care to make an offer...?

5:42 AM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Good shot - like the effect. Will they take a couple of hundred pounds as a downpayment...?

9:19 AM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Popped back to say that there's an easy teaser on my page today if you fancy a go...

4:29 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

HI nancee - hope ur having a sunshine fun filled sunday - that is imporessive details on this tallll building - I'm surprised the whole building is for sale - it must be very $$$ I cant imagine the price with all the office space potential and in a great city where Oprah lives =)

8:50 AM  
Blogger Erwin said...

Didn't know the building will be named "Big John"

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! »

2:46 PM  

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