CBS Chicago Features SOM Partner William F. Baker

Source: CBS Chicago

When it comes to tall buildings, Bill Baker is a rock star. He engineered the world’s tallest building…Rising half mile into the sky, [the Burj Khalifa] is like putting the Hancock on top of Willis Tower. Its changing shape is important. “There are setbacks about every 10 floors, and every 30 floors it makes one cycle. That design confuses the wind, so the wind never gets very well-organized.

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