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date: 18 April 2024

Fazlur Rahman Khan: Structural Engineerlocked

Fazlur Rahman Khan: Structural Engineerlocked

  • Mahjoub ElnimeiriMahjoub ElnimeiriCollege of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Summary

Dr. Fazlur Khan was one of the world’s top structural engineers of the 20th century. Fazlur was a preeminent, innovative, award-winning structural engineer who, among his many achievements, was noted for elevating the role of the engineer to a partnership with the architect. He was responsible for the structural design of many landmark buildings such as the John Hancock Center and the Sears (Willis), both in Chicago, and the Hajj Terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Born and raised in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), his Muslim upbringing had a lasting impact in shaping his gracious, humble, and generous personality. Fazlur died in 1982 at the age of 53.

Subjects

  • Ancient Religion
  • Biographies and Works
  • Islamic Studies

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