To better understand the iconic nature of the Hancock, one need only look at the many ways our building has been and continues to be represented in artwork, books and collectibles.
Many of our residents both past and present enjoy collecting and displaying Hancock Center artwork and memorabilia in their homes.
Among some of our favorite items:
Skyscrapers: A Fold-Out Book (Rand McNally for Kids), published in 1995, features a 6’4” tall map showcasing the intricate floorplan of the Hancock. (We’ve found the widest variety of copies of Skyscrapers ranging in quality and price on abebooks.com.)
National Geographic, February 1989 Issue featuring “At Home in Chicago’s Hancock Center,” a 12-page article featuring photography and stories about many residents and their homes. Copies can often be found on eBay.
LEGO Architecture John Hancock Center was among the first of the real-world construction sets introduced by LEGO in 2008. Built with striking black and white bricks, the assembled model measures 7.5″ tall and 3.1″ wide at its labeled base. If you can find a set in its original box, it will include a booklet with details about the skyscraper’s design and history, plus facts about the building. Pricing varies for this item based on quality and condition. Visit these Amazon and eBay LEGO sites to learn more.
A first day cover of the John Hancock Stamp, which was featured as one of 12 stamps in the Masterworks of Modern American Architecture commemorative stamp series in 2005. A number of different products can be found on eBay.