Architectural Conservation, Historic Preservation
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The Berkeley Building (the "old" John Hancock)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nickel Revolving Door

When it was first built in 1947, the original John Hancock Insurance tower (now known as the Berkeley Building) was the only "skyscraper" in the city of Boston.  These historic deco style doors are manufactured out of nickel and brass.  We have extensive knowledge and experience in the proper operation and maintenance of both the revolving door as well as the balanced doors. We also have an inventory of parts that are no longer manufactured.

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Main Entrance

Main Entrance
Balanced Doors

Balanced Doors



View of the iconic "old" John Hancock tower, for several decadesTHE defining profile of the Boston skyline.

View of the iconic "old" John Hancock tower, for several decadesTHE defining profile of the Boston skyline.