Following the announcement of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) 50 Forward | 50 Back awards recipients, Crain's Chicago highlights five of the 50 skyscrapers that call Chicago home. SOM is the firm behind two.
Chicago television station WTTW interviews William Baker about the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue) in honor of the iconic tower's 50th anniversary. The Chicago Architecture Center's Kathy Kulick; Bill Casey, 875 North Michigan's chief engineer; and Nichole Williamson, the general manager of the building's observation deck, are also featured.
On September 12th, 2019, William F. Baker will moderate a panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue). The event is held in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chicago Architecture Center.
On July 23rd, 2019, Dr. Joseph P. Colaco delivered a lecture titled "Stories of the John Hancock," sharing his experiences in the design and construction of one of Chicago’s most recognized towers. Earlier in 2019, Colaco presented his talk at SOM’s Chicago and San Francisco offices.
Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ explores the story behind the design of 875 N. Michigan Avenue, formerly known as John Hancock Center, in the latest episode of Curious City. Led by SOM's Bruce Graham and Fazlur Khan, the building pioneered many new ideas for its time.
On Tuesday, October 2nd, SOM Associate Directors Phil Obayda and Martin Liepmann spoke at the ZAK World of Facades Conference in London. Obayda and Liepmann shared insight on facade design and engineering, exploring the innovative solutions that enable high-rise construction.
Travel + Leisure magazine talks with William F. Baker on Skyscraper Day about his work as an engineer for some of the world's tallest towers. The article spotlights various observation decks, including the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, and 875 N. Michigan Avenue.
On March 13th, 2018, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck at 875 N. Michigan (formerly John Hancock Center) will unveil SOM's design for the building's second time capsule. Designed to be installed for the next 50 years, the new time capsule will replace the original, which was installed in 1968.
WGN News reports on the opening of a time capsule sealed in 1968 at 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly known as the John Hancock Center) in Chicago. Design Director Eric Keune shares insight on the SOM-designed building.