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Strange Figure Shows Up On Former Hancock Building

 A view of what appears to be a mural on the side of the former John Hancock building on Sept. 23, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A view of what appears to be a mural on the side of the former John Hancock building on Sept. 23, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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It's not a bird or a plane, but there appears to be something strange floating high up on the former John Hancock Tower in the Back Bay.

The male-looking figure appeared on the side of the building Wednesday morning. We asked a person at Boston Properties, which owns the tower, if it's an art installation, and he said, "I believe so."

Calls to the company for further information were not returned.

We also reached out to the mayor's office, which said the city wasn’t involved in the project since the building is a private property.

We'll update this post as we get more information.

In the meantime, here are some more views of the figure:

Another view of what appears to be a mural on the side of the former John Hancock building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Another view of what appears to be a mural on the side of the former John Hancock building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A view of the building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A view of the building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

And a few other images from social media:

This article was originally published on September 23, 2015.

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Zeninjor Enwemeka is a reporter who covers business, tech and culture as part of WBUR's Bostonomix team, which focuses on the innovation economy.

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