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.