John Hancock Center
- The John Hancock Center was only the third building in the world to be taller than 1,000 feet tall and the first outside of New York. The first two were the Chrysler Building in 1930 and the Empire State Building in 1931.
- The Observatory attraction (called "John Hancock Observatory") competes with the Willis Tower's Skydeck across town.
- The John Hancock Center was featured in the 1988 movie Poltergeist III.