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World's Tallest Steel Buildings

Willis Tower: Tallest Steel Building - © Flickr skydeckchicago
Willis Tower: Tallest Steel Building - © Flickr skydeckchicago

Did you know that the Sears Tower (now renamed as the Willis Tower) is currently the tallest steel building in the world? Tall steel buildings are possible thanks to Fazlur Khan, SOM engineer behind several innovations in terms of structural design. On Construction Week Online we found this list of the ten tallest steel buildings in the world, with Kahn’s buildings on the 1st, 5th and 10th place.

Courtesy of Construction Week Online
Courtesy of Construction Week Online

All the buildings after the break:

2) Empire State Building

3) Aon Centre

4) The Centre

5) The John Hancock Centre

(cc) Creative Commos. Photo by Flickr´s thewamphyri
(cc) Creative Commos. Photo by Flickr´s thewamphyri

6) Minsheng Bank Building

7) China World Trade Centre III

8) The Chrysler Building

9) The New York Times Tower

10) The US Bank Tower

(cc) Gubatron, via Flickr
(cc) Gubatron, via Flickr

Cite:Andrew Rosenberg. "World's Tallest Steel Buildings" 18 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/73442/worlds-tallest-steel-buildings/>