Trinity Church Reflected
Image by Mr. Ducke
Trinity Church, completed in 1877, was designed by H. H. Richardson and built in the Romanesque Revival style. It is located on the eastern side of the square. Considered Richardson’s tour de force, the 1893 Baedeker’s United States pronounced it "deservedly regarded as one of the finest buildings in America."
Here the church is reflected in a great building of another era:
John Hancock Tower, completed in 1976, was designed by I. M. Pei is a minimalist example of late Modernism clad in reflective deep blue glass. The sixty-story tower has an elongated parallelogram footprint and presents its narrowest profile to the square.