Engineering Architecture: The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan
Yasmin Sabina KhanISBN: 0393731073; 9780393731071;
Book Description How a Bangladeshi-born engineer came to design, among other pioneering building schemes, the world's tallest building. The engineer of Chicago's John Hancock Center and Sears Tower, Fazlur Khan (1929-1982) pioneered structural systems for high-rise buildings that broadened the palette of forms and expressions available to design professionals today. Examining projects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, including previously unpublished material, this study of Khan's career provides insight into architectural and engineering practice. 200 illustrations.