Bookends, how two men framed a city

Bookends, how two men framed a city

Architectural engineer Fazlur Khan and architect Bruce Graham of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, designed the John Hancock Building to the right (North) and soon thereafter designed the Sears Tower to the left (South). I don’t believe the buildings were located by accident as the Chicago skyline falls between the two.

All that glitters

All that glitters

Not my favorite building in Chicago, but the Trump Tower provides a dramatic light show throughout the day, but none better than at sunset, as seen here from the John Hancock Building. Prior to 911, Donald Trump planned to build the tallest skyscraper in the world at this site.

Bow down to your master

skylineThe John Hancock Building dominates the Chicago skyline. Although I knew it, I didn’t know WHY the John Hancock has a timeless nature and will continue to be relevant and inspiring architecture 5O years from now. It took viewing it from afar without other large buildings blocking the sight of its splendor. Although it not three sided, it is in the shape of a pyramid giving a huge nod and tip of the hat to the Golden Age of Egypt. As a rule, and based only on my polling, men like the building far more than women. More power. Less grace.