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The Architect's Newspaper reports on "Climbing the Hancock," ​a recently opened exhibition at the iconic John Hancock Center in Chicago. On display is a personal journal and photographs taken by the building's caisson inspector, "Michigan Pete," during the construction process.

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Bisnow publishes five facts about the John Hancock Center in Chicago, the world's first mixed-use tower. Designed by SOM structural engineer Fazlur Khan and architect Bruce Graham, the tower's revolutionary structural system paved the way for modern skyscrapers around the world.

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As Chicago prepares for the upcoming Architecture Biennial which opens later this week, Dezeen features 10 projects that helped make Chicago the birthplace of contemporary American architecture. SOM, founded in Chicago in 1936, has played an important part in contributing to Chicago’s architectural legacy with two seminal projects appearing on the list—the John Hancock Center and the Millennium Park Master Plan—alongside architecture masters Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and others.

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