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  • The American Architectural Firm Skidmore

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    building and lead the paradigm of the use of the modern international, or "glass box" style of skyscraper. Since its inception, the firm has designed and built several of the world's largest buildings including the John Hancock Center (1969), the Sears Tower (1973) and the Burj Khalifa (2010), currently the world's tallest building. The company has diversified and evolved and now offers services in Architecture, Building Services, Graphics, Digital and Interior Design, Structural and Civil Engineering

  • Sears Tower Structure

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    that was unique to me was the Willis Tower, which is located in Chicago Illinois. Having nearly 350,000 employees, Sears Roebuck and Company decided to create a central office to fit all of their employees. The company decided to hire architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to design this enormous skyscraper. In the early 1970’s the project known as the Sears Tower begun. One unique fact about the Sears Tower was that it took only three years to complete a 1,729-foot tower (from base to tip), which I

  • The First Years Of My Life

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    For the first fifteen years of my life, I never referred to myself as a firm believer in love at first sight. People often tossed around the word love like it was nothing, but I knew that I had never truly been in love before. This all changed about a month before my sixteenth birthday when I fell in love with the windy city. In May of 2015, the band took a four-day trip to Chicago. I was thrilled for the excursion because I had only traveled outside of Kansas a few times. Those vacations were to

  • John Hancock Center Research Paper

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    memory of all that live in the Chicago area. One of these is the John Hancock Center. Not to be confused with the John Hancock Tower, the JHC stands at 343.7 meters. When it was finally built in 1968, it was the tallest building in the world (outside of New York City.) It is currently the third-tallest building in Chicago, after the Sears (now Willis) Tower and Trump Tower. The building has an innovative structure, as it was one of the first buildings to use a technique of pouring concrete in stages

  • The Willis Tower Research Paper

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    wandered around the city. We decided to go see the top of the Willis Tower. At the top they have glass boxes that hang over the city with nothing under your feet but glass. As we walked into the lobby, the man at the elevator announced to everyone that the visibility at the top was very poor. I almost decided not to go, but my boyfriend convinced me that it was a good idea. We rode the elevator the whole way to the top. The Willis Tower is the second tallest building in the U.S., so it felt like

  • The Willis Towers Watson Company

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    This post is a brief summation of interviews with several healthcare experts within the Willis Towers Watson Company. Their statements and ideas were beneficial, thought provoking and relevant for those in healthcare leadership. Based on our conversations we underscore here a few trends for healthcare providers whether in a single community hospital, a teaching hospital or a group of hospitals: executive compensation should be incentivized, the hiring of doctors in executive positions for providers

  • Family Narrative Essay

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    memory of our vacation to South Dakota, along with the activities attached to the trip. In my family narrative, I will be explaining a family trip to Mt. Rushmore, Kalahari, and the wild experience of standing in a glass box staring down from the Willis Tower, trying to unlock my personal definition of the word family. Now, let’s jump to the exhilarating trip to South Dakota! Have you ever wondered what it was like to stand in front of Abraham Lincoln or George Washington? They were on a high mountain

  • Family Narrative Essay

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    memory of our vacation to South Dakota, along with the activities attached to the trip. In my family narrative, I will be explaining a family trip to Mt. Rushmore, Kalahari, and the wild experience of standing on a glass box staring down in the Willis Tower, trying to unlock my personal definition of the word family. Now, let’s jump to the exhilarating trip to South Dakota! Have you ever wondered what it was like to stand in front of Abraham Lincoln or George Washington? They were on a high mountain

  • Chicago, Colorado, California

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    world, including three of the five tallest buildings in America. The two cities vary dramatically, one is surrounded by Building’s and the other mountains. Chicago has multiple famous buildings and sculptures including the Willis tower. It’s also well known by many as the Sears tower, it is the second tallest skyscraper in America and eight tallest in the world. One famous sculpture Chicago is known for is the Cloud gate in Milennium Park, mostly known as the Bean. A famous tradition that many know about

  • Burj Khalifa

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    (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m/1,671 ft) (to top of antenna): 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously the Willis Tower – 527 m/1,729 ft), it is the tallest extant structure: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m/2,063 ft), it is the tallest freestanding structure: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m/1,815 ft), it is the building with most floors: 160 (previously Willis Tower – 108), it is the building with world's highest occupied floor, the world’s highest elevator installation

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