"The Sears Tower is is a tower of the people, not the palace of a bank"
- Bruce Graham
On May 3,1973 the Sears Tower was proclaimed the tallest building in the world.
In 1996 the title was lost to the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur.
The Sears Tower is approximately 22ft. shorter than the Petronas Towers.
Architects and Owners
Bruce Graham received his degree in architecture from the University of
Pennsylvannia in 1948. He is considered one of America's leading designers
of high-rise buildings. He was instrumental in applying "Miesian"(Mies van der Rohe) ideas to Chicago skyscrapers.