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  • Fazlur Rahman Khan (Bengali: ফজলুর রহমান খ়ান Fozlur Rôhman Khan) (April 3, 1929 - March 27, 1982) was an American Bangladeshi architect and structural engineer. He is a central figure behind the "Second Chicago School" of architecture, and is regarded as the "Father of tubular design for high-rises". Khan, "more than any other individual, ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the twentieth century." He has been called the "Einstein of structural engineering" and the "Greatest Structural Engineer of the 20th Century" for his innovative use of structural systems that remain fundamental to modern skyscraper construction. He is widely known for his work on the John Hancock Center and the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), which was the world's tallest building for several decades.
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    Structural engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan (1929- 1982) ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the 20th century. Fazlur Khan was a visionary and the series of progressive ideas that he brought forth added to efficent high-rise construction from 1960 - 1980. This can be seen in his own work - notably his efficient designs for Chicago's 100-story John Hancock Center and 110-story Sears Tower (the tallest building in the United States since its completion in 1974).

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    Structural engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan (1929- 1982) ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the 20th century. Fazlur Khan was a visionary and the series of progressive ideas that he brought forth added to efficent high-rise construction from 1960 - 1980. This can be seen in his own work - notably his efficient designs for Chicago's 100-story John Hancock Center and 110-story Sears Tower (the tallest building in the United States since its completion in 1974).

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