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Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM). One of the largest architectural firms. Formed in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill. More than 800 awards for quality and innovation.

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Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM)

One of the largest architectural firms

Formed in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill

More than 800 awards for quality and innovation

SOM has completed over 10,000 projects around the nation and in more than 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in all over the world

Expertise is in high-end commercial buildings

SOM was one of the first major modern American architectural firms to promote a corporate face of Architecture

  • Freedom Tower

  • Trump International Hotel and Tower

  • Burj Dubai

  • San Francisco International Terminal,

  • Sears Tower

  • First Wisconsin Plaza

  • Haj Terminal, Jeddah

  • Weyerhaeuser Headquarters

  • John Hancock Center, Chicago

  • Wells College Library, Aurora

  • Air Force Academy Chapel

  • Lever House

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Manish Singh

B.Arch 4

061016


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Lever House ,

New York , 1951 , SOM

It was SOM that led the way to the widespread use of the modern international-style or "glass box" skyscraper.

Faithful following of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe’s ideas, Frank Lloyd Wright nicknamed them “The Three Blind Mies”.

LAKE SHORE DRIVE APARTMENTS, CHICAGO, 1948, MIES VAN DER ROHE


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John Hancock tower, Chicago , 1965, SOM

Sears Tower, Chicago , 1974, SOM

Seagram Building, New York, Mies Van der Rohe, 1954-58


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Jinao Tower

Nanjing, China

Pearl River Tower,

China

Freedom Tower

New York

Sophistication in building technology


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Sears Tower, Chicago , 1974, SOM

Burj Dubai , 2009 , SOM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Its design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for The Illinois, a mile high skyscraper designed for Chicago.

  • The building resembles the bundled tube form of the Sears Tower, but is not a tube structure.

  • Has 26 Terraces

  • "The tower goes up in steps in a spiraling way. In Islamic architecture, this symbolizes ascending towards the heavens." - Architect Adrien Smith,

Project Facts

Completion Year: 2009

Expected Height : 818 m

Floors : Around 162Site Area: 1,121,707 ft2Project Area: 5,000,000 ft2


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A Y-shaped floor plan is inspired from the geometrics of the desert flower and the patterning systems employed in Islamic architecture (Onion Dome).

Desert flower


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Samsung Tower Palace 3

Seoul , SOM , 2004

According to SOM Burj Dubai was designed based on the 73-floor Tower Palace Three, an all-residential building in Seoul, South Korea


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