Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was established in Chicago in the 1930s by three midwesterners. From its earliest days, the firm was immersed in both modernism and skyscraper construction: The city was, at that time, trying to build itself bigger and taller than New York. As early modernism trickled into the U.S. from Europe, SOM grew its business larger and larger, finding success in New York, then across the U.S., and ultimately world-wide. The firm has nurtured the careers of many great architects over the decades, keeping at all times a long roster of established names and new talent.
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Source: Architectural Digest