(photo by Lee Bey)
The John Hancock Center--the dark, obelisk-like tower stitched up on all four sides with iconic x-bracing--is still a commanding presence on the city's skyline.
But what caught my attention recently wasn't how the 1,127 feet of offices, shops and residences scrape the sky, but how it all meets the ground. The world-famous 100-story building lands without much fanfare on a simple granite plaza that has a sunken portion. The muscular X-braces reach all the way down to just above the first floor.
I've always liked the spiraling parking ramp in the back...