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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Chicago, Illinois, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1969 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorSkidmore, Owings & Merrillen_US
dc.creatorGraham, Bruceen_US
dc.creatorKhan, Fazlur R.en_US
dc.date1969en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-10T15:11:44Z
dc.date.available2013-05-10T15:11:44Z
dc.date.issued1969en_US
dc.identifier215554en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 241en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/122932
dc.descriptionView looking up the east façade; The building is home to offices and restaurants, as well as about 700 condominiums and contains the highest residences in the world. "From the 1960s skyscrapers increasingly characterized the centre of Chicago: about 75 were built in the 1970s and 1980s. Indeed two buildings by the practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) are among the tallest in the world: working in association with the SOM practice, Bruce Graham built the multi-purpose John Hancock Center, standing at 344 m, in 1969, and five years later he worked with Fazlur Khan (1929-1982) and SOM to produce the Sears Tower (443 m) using a tubular steel frame." The tubular steel frame and bracing was pioneered by Bangladeshi-American structural civil engineer Fazlur Khan. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleJohn Hancock Centeren_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-SOM-JH-B1en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
vra.worktypemixed-use developmenten_US
dc.contributor.displayBruce Graham (American architect, born 1925); Fazlur R. Khan (American structural engineer, 1929-1982); Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (American architectural firm, founded 1939)en_US


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