H is for Hancock Tower

As a confessed architecture geek, obviously I believe that "H" is for The (John) Hancock tower.

Completed in 1969, "Big John" was designed by architect Bruce Graham of famed Chicago firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. This 100-story beauty is 1,127 feet (343.5 meters) tall and a stunningly sleek example of modern design.

Hancock Tower

Once a year, brave (or crazy) participants are given an opportunity to climb all 1632 stairs to the 94th floor.  Hustle up the Hancock raises funds for a local respiratory health association. Kind of sounds like a bucket list addition to me... If you don't agree you could always just write a check and take the nation's fastest elevators up to the top instead. It only takes 39 seconds to get to the top!

To learn more about the Hancock tower and see the ONLY bathroom photos I will probably ever publish check out my previous post.

Does your bucket list include any outrageous fitness challenges?