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Construction of the John Hancock Building
Description: A film made in 1947 about the construction of the 36 story John Hancock building at 200 Berkeley St in Boston. It is also known as The Berkeley Building and the weather beacon on the top is a Boston landmark.

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Clip #: TFA-185B
Length: 8:52
Year: 1947
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
City: Boston
Subject: Construction
Original: 16mm
1940s, Boston, Massachusetts, John Hancock Building, Berkeley Street Building, skyscraper being built, construction, construction site, architecture, construction workers at work, construction worker sitting and eating sandwich, construction workers on lunch break sitting on edge of building, cornerstone laying ceremony, crowds of onlookers, John Hancock Insurance, company officials walking through crowd onto stage, Head of John Hancock Insurance speaking to crowd from podium and laying cornerstone, crane lifting beam, construction worker hammering beams together, cityscape with John Hancock building along Charles River, steel workers at work on top of building, construction workers spreading concrete, construction workers at work, John Hancock flag flying on top of building, staircase, unenclosed floors, workers huddled around portable stove on unenclosed floor, crane lifting windows into building, workers installing window, workers fireproofing building, worker pulling level, worker plastering ceiling, smoke coming out of building, pedestrians and traffic on street outside John Hancock Building, Christmas lights strung around building, John Hancock Building stonework completed to roof, weather beacon being erected, secretaries working at desks and typing on typewriters, empty desks, man writing identification numbers on desks, man's hands pointing to blueprint, men talking over blueprints, movers moving file cabinet and office furniture, completed John Hancock Building facade, moving truck backing into building loading dock, people walking in lobby, paintings on wall, people looking at roped off room of John Hancock belongings, secretaries working at desks, people waiting in line and eating in cafeteria, people going up and down escalators, people seated in lounge, people looking at viewpoint from observation tower, picture of John Hancock Building

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