fazlur khan

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Dear Archy, I noticed that today's Google Doodle was about Fazlur Rahman Khan. Do you have any favorite buildings he designed or influenced, and an estimation of his achievements?

Willis Tower

Fazlur Rahman Khan (Bengali: ফজলুর রহমান খান, Fozlur Rôhman Khan) (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the “father of tubular designs” for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the structural designer of the Sears Tower, since renamed Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998, and the 100-story John Hancock Center. via

Fazlur Rahman Khan Google’s Doodle

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BRUCE J. GRAHAM & FAZLUR KHAN, Willis Tower ( Sears Tower), Chicago, USA, 1970 -74

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A Labor Day Salute: SOM 

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1) SOM Chicago Drafting Room - Inland Steel Building ca.1958, via: Ezra Stoller/ESTO

2) John Hancock Center Under Construction mid-1960’s via: Ezra Stoller/ESTO - edited by Tumblr page admin

3) Construction Crew - One Chase Manhattan Plaza ca. 1959, via: Turner Construction Archives