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11/2/17

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William F. Baker Featured on Travel Channel Program on Tall Buildings

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On Thursday, November 2nd, the Travel Channel will air a program titled, "The Secret Life of America's Tallest Buildings." William F. Baker, a Structural Engineering Partner who is based in SOM's Chicago office, is featured. 

In the interview, Baker discusses the SOM-designed WIllis Tower (formerly Sears Tower). Baker shares insight on the tower's structure, which comprises nine squared tubes. The tubes, each rigid within itself without internal supports​, are bundled together as a closed square below the first 50 stories. The building’s design, flexible floor plan, and iconic stature enabled it to become a premier address for a host of Chicago companies and firms.

"The Secret Life of America's Tallest Buildings"​​

​Thursday, November 2
11:00 p.m. EDT

To watch the episode, check your local listings for the Travel Channel.