The John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the tallest building in the city. When it was first constructed, the surrounding area was quite dangerous since the windows would detach and hurtle down upon the sidewalk below. When the winds reached 45 mph, the police would block off the area to prevent disasters. Fortunately for the residents, the problem has been solved. The building to the right is the Boston Public Library. This is the main branch and headquarters for the city’s 25 branches.
Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 27)
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I m glad the problem has been solved, looks impressive! 😀
It is a nice building. I can’t imagine walking by it and having the windows crashing down around me. How scary. It is a good thing that they fixed it.
What a composition! The new building and the old one, they meet in a very impressive point/line… You are amazing. Excellent shot. Thank you dear TBM, and also thanks for all these details. Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia
Thanks Nia. You are always so kind!
Impressive – both buildings are amazing – the old architecture with the new architecture. What a great reflection of the clouds, also!
I loved the clouds that day!
The reflections on this building against the shy gives it a holographic look. Great photo. 🙂
Thanks Nandini! I was pleased that the clouds reflected in the windows.
I also love the way the building reflects the clear sky. It blends well like a chameleon! How cool is that?!!
Great photo!! I love how it looks like the clouds are travelling right through the building!
Thanks! The clouds looked so puffy maybe they were going through the building 🙂
Lovely shot! Homesick at all? Wish I could send you today’s snow..
I miss friends and such, but so far I am loving my new home. Please do send some…I miss it!
Good shot! It’s a little bit surreal – the clouds look like they’re passing through the building – it’s like the building is just a ghost of a building!
Thanks Lynn! I like the idea of a ghost building.
That is a very beautiful building. Can you imagine if Manhattan had that problem? With all the buildings we have like that one, there would be so much chaos!
Oh that would be have been a nightmare!
Thats a wonderful photograph, superbly captured.
Wonderful point of view too.
I love how the tower reflects the sky and the contrast between the architecture styles.
now why couldn’t they get it right before they built it ?
From what I heard, the architect was good at designing pretty buildings, but not all that great about the details.
Did a double take with that photo – the new sky-scraper and the medieval one… what a contrast.
love it! Thank you for sharing!
A very striking photo TBM, Boston is somewhere I’ve always liked the sound of, anywhere that has 25 libraries has to be good!
I really loved the library system. I could get just about any book or movie and have it sent to a branch that was near my work. It was a fantastic system.
Great photo. I love the reflected clouds.
This photo brings back memories. My (ex) husband and I brought my six year old brother to Boston to visit us (we are talking the early 70’s). We took him to this building hoping to impress him and give him memories for later. Guess what he was impressed wth? The fact that we had mailboxes on the INSIDE of the apartment complex we were living in. LOL. Ahhh, lovely memories. Thanks!
Kids are funny! They things they find fascinating never ceases to amaze me. Glad you enjoyed the memories!
Great pic! Lived right around the corner from there on Newbury Street..great town!
I used to walk by this place every day on my way to work when I still lived there. Boston is a fun town!
Very cool presentation of Old vs. New!
Boston has a lot of examples of that. Thanks!
Wow! What a great capture. The way the sky seems to continue across the glass building is just amazing.
Thanks Carl. It was fun to watch and at first I did a double take since I thought I was seeing things.
For a moment it was hard to see where the building stopped and the sky started. I love the reflection of the clouds in the glass, and the juxtaposition of the new skyscraper with the old post office.
It does look like they have blended and become one. Thanks!