Architect

SOM

Year of Completion

1973

Client

Willis Holding Group Company

Material of interest

Metal

Material Used

Steel

Properties of Materials

This Building as a steel-frame construction. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world.

Material Properties

Material of interest: Metal.

Material used: Steel.

Properties of material: This Building as a steel-frame construction. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world.

Application

Structure

Climate

Humid Continental

Keywords

Structure, Humid Continental

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Sources

Case study by Alison Andrews, Washington University in St. Louis.

Architect website: https://www.som.com/project/willis-tower-formerly-sears-tower

Other:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Tower

http://www.willistower.com/building-information/history-and-facts

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Date submitted

March 2014

Disciplines

Architecture

Sears Tower (Willis Tower) in Chicago, Illinois

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