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Fazlur Khan

Fazlur Khan

Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the "father of tubular designs for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design. He is the designer of the Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the United States and the 100-story John Hancock Center. Khan helped usher in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the 20th century, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat named their lifetime achievement medal after him. ... more on Wikipedia

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