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Luxury Car Rentals Chicago and the John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center in Chicago is one-hundred stories high and is currently the 12th tallest building in the world. Built by the John Hancock Insurance Company, the John Hancock Center features office space, restaurants, condominiums and Chicago's largest observatory. Standing at over 1,127 feet tall, the John Hancock Building is the fourth tallest building in the United States, coming in just behind the Sears Tower, the Empire State Building and the Aon Center. Built during a four year period in the mid 1960's, the John Hancock Building continues to dominate the downtown Chicago skyline with its streamline look. Designed by structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merill, the John Hancock Center currently boasts some of the highest residential apartments in the world. A beautiful mix of steel and style, the John Hancock Center is a definite must-visit luxury car rentals Chicago icon. No visit to the city would be complete without a stop at this stunning building, so don't forget to drop by during your upcoming luxury car rentals Chicago vacation.

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A Room with a View: Unique Features inside the John Hancock Center

From fine restaurants to awe-inspiring views, the John Hancock Center is a true Chicago icon, stunning the world with its beauty and versatility. But behind that beautiful exterior there lies a few quirky characteristics. Take for example, The Signature Room on the 95th floor. This beautiful fine dining establishment is known for its outstanding views... from the ladies washroom! The windows inside the women's restroom facilities at The Signature Room provide patrons with such a beautiful look at Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, men often ask to be allowed in for a peek! The John Hancock Center also boats America's highest swimming pool, located on the 44th floor, as well as a beautiful outdoor entryway plaza. A number of prominent people have also resided in the John Hancock Center, including Benjamin Ginigiss. Gingiss was the first man to sign a residential lease in the building. He would live in the Hancock Center until his death. Legendary comedian Chris Farley, one of the center's most famous residents, was found dead in his apartment of an apparent drug overdoes in 1997.

See the World from a Different Angle: The Observatory

Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, the Observatory provides luxury car rentals Chicago visitors with a stunning view of the neighboring city and nearby Lake Michigan. Designed with the city's only open-air Skywalk, the Observatory provides visitors with a one-stop tour of downtown Chicago. From Sky Tours to Soundscope technology, the John Hancock Observatory provides visitors with an unbelievable sensory experience that's simply unforgettable. The Observatory also features a historic wall chronicling Chicago's long and prosperous evolution, as well as an exciting photo-op display. No luxury car rentals Chicago vacation would be complete without a visit to this legendary Windy City attraction, so what are you waiting for? The Hancock Observatory is open daily from 9am until 11pm. The last ticket is sold at 10:45pm. Admission to the Observatory is just $9.95 for adults, $6 for children 5 to 12 and $7.50 for seniors. Children under the age of 4 are always admitted free. Audio Sky Tours of the Observatory are available for just $3 more.

The John Hancock Building is a Class A multi-use building, recognized around the world for its distinctive style and stunning architecture. For these reasons, the building remains a sought after residential and commercial hotspot. If you would like to learn more about this legendary Chicago icon before embarking on your luxury car rentals Chicago vacation please visit the official John Hancock Center website at To learn more about leasing a condominium at the Hancock Center please contact Shorenstein Realty Services at 1-312-751-3680. The John Hancock Center is located at 875 North Michigan Avenue.


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