Sears Tower (Chicago, Il) : General view, looking west from the Federal Center

Creator:
Graham, Bruce, 1925-
Khan, Fazlur R., 1929-1982
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1939-
Published/Created:
233 South Wacker DriveChicago, Illinois, United States
1970-1973
Physical Description:
1451 ft (height, without antenna)
Date Depicted:
7/15/2006
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
glass: dark tinted glass
steel
Notes:
The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It has been the tallest building in the United States since 1973, surpassing the World Trade Center, which itself had surpassed the Empire State Building only a year earlier. Commissioned by Sears, Roebuck and Company, it was designed by chief architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Black bands appear on the tower around the 29th-32nd, 64th-65th, 88th-89th, and 104th-109th floors. These are louvers which allow ventilation for service equipment and obscure the structure's belt trusses which Sears Roebuck did not want to be visible as on the John Hancock Center.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
International Style
Modern
Modernist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-SOM-ST-A9
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
office buildings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; business, commerce and trade construction buildings; multistory buildings; high-rise buildings; skyscrapers; buildings; office buildings topographical views
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
7/15/2006
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10092532
PID:
digcoll:1826753