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BUILDING
 
 
John Hancock Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Illinois
County
Cook
Town
Chicago
Address
East Chestnut Street, East Delaware Place, North Michigan Avenue
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1965    
Realisation
1970
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AWARDS
 
1999
Twenty-five Year Award, American Institute of Architect
1992
Twenty-five Year Award, American Institute of Architect (Chicago)
1971
Excellence Award, American Institute of Steel Construction
1970
Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Nicholas Adams, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. SOM dal 1936, Mondadori Electa, Milano 2006, pp. 218-229 (cover)
Yasmin Sabina Kahn, Engineering Architecture. The Vision of Fazlur R. Kahn, W.W. Norton, New York 2004, pp. 104-129
"Le dieci torri che hanno cambiato il mondo/Ten towers that changed the world", Domus Grattacieli/Skyscrapers, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 865, dicembre/december 2003, p. 26 (22-29)
Iñaki Ábalos, Juan Herreros, Tower and Office. From Modernist theory to Contemporary Practice, MIT Press, Cambridge (MA), 2003, pp. 65-66
Ezra Stoller, The John Hancock Center, Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2000
Lotus international 101, giugno/june 1999 [Grattacieli/Skyscrapers], p. 8 (6-15), 37
"Chigago's "Big John" Hancock Tower still stands tall on the World's skyline", Architectural record 5/1999, "25 year awards" pp. 154-155
Ezra Stoller, The John Hancock Center, Princeton Architectural Press, 1999
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 62-63
Pauline A. Saliga (ed.), The Sky's Limit. A Century of Chicago Skyscrapers, Rizzoli, New York 1990, pp. 212-217
Robert Mark, Light, Wind and Structure. The Secret of the Master Builders, MIT Press, Cambridge (MA) 1990, pp. 177-180
Bruce Graham of SOM, Electa, Milano 1989, pp. 46-51
Sandro Marpillero, "L'insostenibile pesantezza dell'architettura", Rassegna 36, dicembre/december 1988 [Minimal], p. 69 (66-73)
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architectural Book Publishing, New York 1974, pp. 162-169
Carl W. Condit, Chicago 1930-1970. Building, Planning and Urban Technology, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1974, pp. 102-112
Nathaniel Alexander Owings, The American Aesthetic, Harper & Row, New York 1969, pp. 123-126
"Project for a 100-storey office building with 500 flats and shops. John Hancock centre, Chicago", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, septembre-novembre/september-november 1965, pp. 8-9
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CLIENT
 
 
Byron K. Elliott
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
gross building area sq.m. 260.128
Height
m. 344 (1.127 ft.)
Floors
100
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Fazlur Kahn
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STAFF
 
Principal-in-charge
Albert Lockett
Project architect
Bruce Graham
Associate architect
Robert Diamant
Project management
Richard Lenke
Structural consultant
Fazlur Kahn
Hal Iyengar (design)
Consultant
Paul Weidlinger and Amman & Whitney (structures)
Lighting engineer
Edison Price
Interior design
George Larson (public areas)
Acoustical consultant
Bolt Beranek & Newman
 
 
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