Chicago architect Bruce Graham dies

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Chicago architect Bruce Graham dies

Postby nichols » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:23 am

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers
He designed the Willis Tower -- formerly known as the Sears Tower and still the nation's tallest skyscraper -- and the X-braced John Hancock Center, which became a symbol of the city's might.

By Blair Kamin
March 9, 2010

Bruce Graham, the hard-driving architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, and the John Hancock Center, the X-braced giant that became a symbol of Chicago's industrial might, has died. He was 84...


http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 9855.story

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Postby googieagog » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:13 am

Thanks for posting this. Graham was the Big Architecture guy at the firm that invented Big Architecture. His complete obit appears here:



To me his most beautiful building, with rival Walter Netsch, is 1958's Inland Steel:



Graham also co-designed one of the earliest International Style free span curtain wall buildings, in 1954, at Great Lakes Naval Training Center:



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