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Stranded Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois, Section Drawing 1

Date:

1992

Artist:

Greg Lynn FORM (American, founded 1994)
Greg Lynn (American, born 1964)

About this artwork

A pioneer of digital architecture, Los Angeles–based architect Greg Lynn was one of the first to explore computer programming as a vehicle for creative expression. Stranded Sears Tower is one of his seminal projects. Invited to reenvision Chicago’s landmark building for a 1992 exhibition, Lynn separated the nine structural tubes of the Sears Tower into individual strands, reorienting them horizontally along the Chicago River to develop a new fluid architecture. This project is even more significant because it was his last created entirely by hand, he is now known as a promoter of the “paperless” studio.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Greg Lynn (Architect)

Title

Stranded Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois, Section Drawing 1

Place

United States (Object designed in)

Date

1992

Medium

Graphite and ink on mylar

Dimensions

76.2 × 108 cm (30 × 42 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2013.78.1

Copyright

© 1992 Greg Lynn.

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