Example 158: Skyscraper


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Work Record
Class[controlled]: • architecture • Modern art
*Work Type [link]: • skyscraper
*Title/Name: Sears Tower
*Creator Display: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (American, established 1939), for Sears Roebuck and Company
*Role [link]: architectural firm  [link]: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
*Role [link]: client [link]: Sears Roebuck and Company
*Creation Date Display: completed in 1973
[controlled]: Earliest: 1973 Latest: 1973
*Subject [links]: • architecture • commerce • office space • skyscrapers • office towers • high-rise buildings
Culture [link]: American
*Current Location [link]: 233 South Wacker Drive (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
*Measurements: height to the top of the roof: 442 m (1,450 feet); height to the highest occupied floor 436 m (1,431 feet); 110 stories; 418,064 square m of office and commercial space (4.5 million square feet)
[controlled] Extent: top of roof Value: 442 Unit: m Type: height | Extent: highest occupied floor Value: 436 Unit: m Type: width | Extent: stories Value: 110 Type: count | Extent: interior space Value: 418,064 Unit: square m Type: area
*Materials and Techniques: steel frame, clad in bronze-tinted glass and stainless aluminum
Material [links]: • steel • glass • aluminum Technique: [links]: • steel frame • glass curtain wall
Description: Overlooks the west side of Chicago’s downtown Loop.

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