Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Architecture & Design - Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

SOM is one of the largest architectural firms in the world. Find out what kind of work they do and why it's been so influential over the years.

It was SOM that led the way to the widespread use of the modern international-style or "glass box" skyscraper. They have built several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the John Hancock Center (1969, second tallest in the world when built), Sears Tower (1973, tallest in the world for over twenty years), and Burj Khalifa (2010, current world's tallest building).

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