John Hancock Tower

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Fire Breaks Out in Chicago's Hancock Skyscraper

5 people were injured

(Newser) - Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five people were injured. Flames and thick smoke poured out of an east side window on the 50th floor Saturday. Authorities said the fire did not... More »

Foreclosed Boston Landmark Auctioned Off for Half Price

(Newser) - New England’s tallest building has a new owner today, the Boston Herald reports—and the John Hancock Tower proved a steal, going at foreclosure auction for about half what it sold for in 2006. A pair of firms bid $660.6 million for the 60-story building in Boston’s... More »

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