Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A Towering Figure in Chicago Architecture

Bruce Graham, 1925-2010

I cannot recall the Chicago skyline without it being bookended--from left to right for us north surbanites--by the John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower (now officially the Willis Tower).

Thus while I never saw Bruce Graham, heard him speak or read anything written by him, his work as architect of the above mentioned buildings and many others--while part of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill firm--has been part of my awareness for as long as I've had one.

For much more on Graham's life, architecture and passing, read this obituary and appreciation by Blair Kamin from the Chicago Tribune.

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