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Willis Tower (Sears Tower) – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: Willis Tower
Location: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Completion: 1973
Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Structural Engineer: Fazlur Khan
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Jaros Baum and Bolles
Contractor: Diesel Construction

AE Interests: Formerly the Sears Tower, this 108 story structure is the tallest in the United States and fifth tallest in the world. The design consists of nine square “tubes” clustered in a 3×3 matrix and contains steel, belt trusses, and louvers.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

February 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Posted in Built

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