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.
- Currently Off View
- Architecture and Design
- Greg Lynn (Architect)
- Stranded Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois, Section Drawing 1
- United States (Object designed in)
- Graphite and ink on mylar
- 76.2 × 108 cm (30 × 42 1/2 in.)
- Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society
- © 1992 Greg Lynn.