SOM evolutions: recent work of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Birkhäuser, 2000 - Architecture - 191 pages
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have been practicing architecture for more than sixty years and are amongst the most well-known architectural firms worldwide. They began to attract attention in the 1950s when they created notable corporate buildings such as Lever House in New York, which continued the Modernist style and in particular that of Mies van Rohe. They also went on to gain acclaim with their engineering achievements; the technology developed by the firm made buildings such as Sears Tower in Chicago possible-for many years the highest building in the world. SOM now has individual offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London which all work with a high degree of autonomy enabling the architects to serve the needs of the clients and communities. This volume presents a selection of those recent projects which are of a particularly high aesthetic and technical value. Amongst the projects included are: International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport, Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, Hong Kong Convention Center, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Beijing, United States Agency for International Development in Cairo, the International Terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, and Changi Airport in Singapore.

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