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S.C. Johnson & Son Headquarters – Racine, Wisconsin

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Building: S.C. Johnson & Son Headquarters
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Structural Engineers: Wesley Peters and Mendel Glickman
Main Building Completion: 1939
Research Tower Completion: 1951

AE Interests: 43 miles of glass Pyrex tubing forms windows; 200 special shapes of Cherokee Red brick used for interior/exterior walls; the columns in the Great Workroom, referred to as “lily pads;” columns are 9 inches in diameter at the base, 18.5 ft in diameter at the top; the research tower is supported by a central core that extends 54 feet into the ground.

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Written by gabbyraziel

November 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

Posted in Built

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