Khan Sculpture at the Sears Tower

February 24, 2011

If you have visited the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) you have probably seen a sculpture that was commissioned by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois to honor my father. Designed by the Spanish artist Carlos Marinas, it is a large bas-relief made of stainless steel and bronze that represents the Chicago skyline and features a bust of my father. The sculpture was completed in 1988 and today has the special distinction of being seen by the many visitors to the skydeck.

SEAOI sculpture honoring Fazlur R. Khan

This sculpture at the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) is located near to the elevators at the skydeck ticket area.

2 Responses to “Khan Sculpture at the Sears Tower”

  1. Mesbah Ul Haq, Freedom Fighter, Bangladesh Says:

    Visited the site and the sculpture some 20 years back. I was feeling like my whole country in front of me there to be represented by FRK. Filled with deep pride for him and my beloved Bangladesh. Long Live FRK!

  2. […] está inmortalizado en la Torre Willis gracias a una escultura. Según la hija de Khan Yasmin, la escultura fue encargada por la Asociación de Ingenieros Estructurales de Illinois (SEAOI, por […]

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