Description: Themes: Second Chicago School: Myron Goldsmith, Bruce Graham, and Fazlur Khan; Collaboration in tall building design at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill; Khan's evolution of form for steel tall buildings.
Learning Objectives: Students should be able to: Describe the evolution of tall building design; Examine creative engineering given large 'constraints' (Bill Baker and the Broadgate Exchange House; Fazlur Khan and the Hajj Terminal; Fazlur Khan and the John Hancock Center; Fazlur Khan and the Willis Tower) Discuss some scientific, social, and symbolic aspects of the John Hancock Center; Discuss some scientific, social, and symbolic aspects of the Willis Tower; Describe how the shape of Burj Khalifa is influenced by the effect of wind
Keywords: /*-->*/ steel, Khan, W. Baker, buttressed core, wind loads, vortex shedding, buckling, Burj Khalifa, Willis Tower, Hancock Center
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