Fazlur R. Khan Way

March 9, 2011

Displayed above the “Khan Sculpture” is the street sign that can be seen just outside the building, at the intersection of Jackson and Franklin Streets. The city named this intersection at the foot of the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) in honor of my father in 1998.

Khan Sculpture and Fazlur R. Khan Way sign

Our friends Vasyl and Luba at the Sears Tower last October

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.