Grab lunch and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert on the John Hancock Center Plaza.
When: Thursdays, 12:00-1:30PM through September 1, 2016
Where: 875 N. Michigan Avenue
|06/16/2016||12:00 PM||The Business||Website|
|06/23/2016||12:00 PM||Chicago Blues Revue||Website|
|06/30/2016||12:00 PM||Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press||Website|
|07/07/2016||12:00 PM||Kaleidoscope Eyes||Website|
|07/14/2016||12:00 PM||The Flat Cats||Website|
|07/21/2016||12:00 PM||Rica Obsesion||Website|
|07/28/2016||12:00 PM||Lynne Jordan||Website|
|08/04/2016||12:00 PM||Nick Lynch||Website|
|08/11/2016||12:00 PM||Cathy Richardson||Website|
|08/18/2016||12:00 PM||One Night Band||Website|
|08/25/2016||12:00 PM||Heavy Hitters Jazz Revue|
John Hancock Center – At a Glance
- Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill
- Completed in 1970
- The building is 100 stories
- 700 Privately-owned Luxury Residential Condominiums
- 710-car public parking garage
- Building design eliminated the need for inner support beams, greatly increasing amount of available floor space. Design also minimized the use of steel, saving an estimated $15 million.
- The design concept allows only five to eight inches of sway in a 60mph wind; tested to withstand winds of 132 miles-per-hour.
- The center occupies only 40% of site space, creating rare open space on a bustling thoroughfare.
- The outer skin of high-density black aluminum contrasts with 11,459 extra-thick, glare-proof, bronze glass windowpanes.
- The building is shaped like a wedge, creating the illusion that it is even taller. This was drafted to balance the need for extra parking/commercial space below, and, smaller residential areas above.
Facts – Did you Know…
- It takes two men 40 hours each to change all the light bulbs in the Crown of Lights, on the 99th floor.
- With the nation’s fastest elevators, you’ll arrive at the Observatory in 39 seconds.
- There are 1632 steps from the main lobby to the observatory on level 94.
- The observatory has the only open-air viewing deck in Chicago.
- During the 36 month construction period, some five million man-hours were required to complete the Center!