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Willis Tower

known as the World Trade Centers. It's more than its signature twin towers: it was a complex of seven buildings on 16-acres with its own zip code (10048). The construction of the buildings began in 1966 and was completed in April 1973, with the North tower opening 2 years prior of the South. They both consist of 110 floors, and were ranked as the tallest buildings in the world until the Sears Towers was built in 1974. The towers were built downtown-lower Manhattan Development Association by Chase...

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Sears Tower

Zachary Zarilla Eng 112 The Sears Tower In May of 1973, electrical workers sang “she towers so high,” as the final white beam, with over 12,000 signatures was lifted into the sky to complete the construction of the Sears Tower. The Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America, and was the tallest in the world until 1998 when it was surpassed by the Petronas Tower in Malaysia(PBS, 2001). When completed in 1973 it was an engineering masterpiece and still is today. In the late 60’s...

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Skyscraper and Sears Tower

height completely support by a frame-work, as of girders, from which the walls are suspended, as opposed to a building supported by load-bearing walls." (www.infoplease.com) The function of the skyscraper is serve as a commercial purpose. The Sears Tower is fine example of it, not only the being headquarter for Sears and Roebuck company but it also has an observation deck for the public. The skyscraper has always associated with wealth and power. To the general public, big is good; in terms of building...

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Ferris Bueller: Possible or Not?

and his friends go to the top of Sears Tower and look down. It is approximately a half of a mile from the parking garage to Sears Tower. Walking briskly because they are excited about ditching school it can be assumed it took them about 10 minutes to walk that half mile. Considering that these are teenagers they couldn't have been entertained by looking at the city from really high up for long. There are, of course, things to do on the sky deck of Sears Tower, but these were probably not too amusing...

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Essay About Burj Khalifa

Khalifa Tower skyscraper located in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Burj Al Khalifa is the highest building built by man and the tallest tower in the world at altitudes of 828 meters. Began construction in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 21, 2004 was the completion of restructuring of State in the first of October 2009, and formally opened on January 4, 2010, to become the world's highest building immediately replace the Taipei 101 in Taiwan Properties The...

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911 essay

or the color of their skin tone but none of that had an affect on the people that day everybody came together and helped each other out that was all that mattered that day. Ron DiFrancesco a survivor of 911. He was on the south trade center tower 84th floor. He describes his day as a wonderful sunny beautiful day on September 11, 2001. When the first plane hit he describes the sound to be like a loud boom. Him and his colleagues all rushed to the window to see what was going on. As they were...

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The Difference in Living in the South

country the cities traffic is like having rush hour all day long. People are rushing to do just about everything, from shopping, eating, exercising, and most importantly to go to work. People go downtown to enjoy the different sites, like the Sears Tower, and the great big buildings the city folk love so much. The food is always magnificent; you can get any kind of food from any nationality. There are many different ethnic groups that dwell in the city of Chicago. There are Mexicans, who live mostly...

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Spring Break Essay

we got a pretty good deal for the prices of our flight and on the hotel prices. Just for extra fun we drove to Chicago and stayed there for two nights. We explored downtown Chicago, all the amazing buildings. We even got to go into the old Sears Tower, which was something that I think everyone needs to see. It's probably one of the best sights I've ever seen, other than the fact I've only seen a good view going down Quincy hill near my hometown. I forgot to mention that when we left for our flight...

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American Architecture

tall buildings were constructed in the United States; however, the history of tall buildings dates back hundreds of years. Since the middle Ages, engineers have engaged in a battle for the sky. Before there were skyscrapers, there were towers. Made of heavy stone, towers had thick, sturdy walls, but the rooms were dark and cramped, too many windows would have weakened the structure. With steel came the first modern skyscrapers. During the Industrial Revolution, engineers began experimenting with two...

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Risky Business: Movie Review

of the Hancock building is a place where usually the elite can only find a table. Joel has a couple of drinks there with a close companion. The John Hancock is the second tallest building thew Chicago land area. It stands in the shadow of the Sears tower, which up until recently held the title of the worlds tallest building. Risky Business is a movie with many faces and shows many sides to the Chicago experience. It shows us the good and the bad, while still keeping the high standards of Chicago...

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