Thursday, July 15, 2010

Skywatch Friday

The John Hancock Tower (aka "the Hancock") in Boston's Back Bay
was plagued with problems during its initial construction...
foundation problems, falling glass panes,
and nauseating swaying on the upper floors.
The observation deck has been closed since 9/11,
so all you get now is a skyward view...
Boston, MA
(7/9/10)

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24 comments:

Photo Cache said...

i like looking at the assortment of images on reflected on that tower.

J Bar said...

Wonderful reflected sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Karine said...

This is an absolutely brilliant shot, I love how you used the building and the angle is perfect!

Martha Z said...

What wonderful reflections off that building.

eden said...

Great shot and fantastic reflections.

JO said...

beautiful reflection on the building!

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George said...

I love the reflections of the clouds you captured on this building.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post, high building!

Ebie said...

What a grand tower, or am I seeing twin towers!

Looking up, you captured the beauty of the clouds and sky!

I love the reflections too!

Regina said...

What a beautiful sky and reflections!

Have a great weekend.
" Happy SkyWatch Friday "

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excellent reflection.congrats
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Carolyn Ford said...

I love buildings like this! Wow, how long can you stand around and gaze at the images reflected in that glass...and, it changes so fast. Love it!

Anzu said...

You could distill various images into the shining building.
Thank you for sharing miraculous shots !

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» had forgotten about those design problems - the falling panels were a really big issue, and understandably so. He doesn't remember what the cure was. Were they able to do anything about the swaying?«Louis» had also forgotten about that...
In any case, nice shot.
;-D

Tone said...

Really beautiful, and what an amazing reflektion on the building! Good captured

Carol said...

Great photo with a wonderful reflection. I love that upward view.

Nat said...

I love sky reflection shots. It looked like a beautiful day in the city. Great shot!

Larry D said...

Wonderful shot, the reflection is great! Happy SWF!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao,
questo grattacielo sembra che sia stato costruito con tanti piccoli mattoncini Lego !!
Felice fine settimana :-))

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao,
questo grattacielo sembra che sia stato costruito con tanti piccoli mattoncini Lego !!
Felice fine settimana :-))

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao,
questo grattacielo sembra che sia stato costruito con tanti piccoli mattoncini Lego !!
Felice fine settimana :-))

Rosadimaggio63 said...
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Elisa said...

It´s a wonderful shot.
Greetings
Elisa, Argentina

Lesley said...

Am not fond of these glass towers - but then again, they do make wonderful reflections!