Graham, Bruce

Graham, Bruce

(1926–2010)
Designer of Chicago’s John Hancock Center and Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), he led the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill from the 1960s through the 1980s with a staff that included Gordon Bunshaft, Walter Netsch, and structural engineer Faziur Khan. Graham is responsible for projects in London, Barcelona, Egypt, Korea, Guatemala, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Wichita, Nashville, Tulsa, Madison, and many other locales. Their revolutionary design, engineered by Khan, placed the structural supporting elements on the outside, greatly reducing construction costs and providing vast open interiors. His 1957 Inland Steel building, Chicago, IL featured the use of structural columns on the building’s perimeter and a separate adjoining tower for elevators and other services to open up the interiors. With William Hartmann, another partner at SOM, Graham developed the Chicago 21 Plan of 1973 for the Chicago Central Area Committee, which called for alterations and additions to Chicago’s lakefront as the city entered the 21st century, including rebuilding the dilapidated Navy Pier into a tourist destination and the creation of the museum campus.
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It is difficult to imagine a more stark contrast," said Dixon, who grew up as a Manchester City fan, but who found glory in his 14 years at Arsenal under George Graham, Bruce Rioch and then Wenger.
The January 9th benefit was held in Austin, TX, and featured Willie Nelson, The Joe Ely Band, Spoon, Patti Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Dee Graham, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, and a special appearance by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks.
Body art figured in issues 6 and 8, with photographs, stills, and occasional typewritten descriptions of performances by Vito Acconci, Dan Graham, Bruce Nauman, Oppenheim, and the Viennese Actionists.
Barry Jaeckel, Hugh Baiocchi, Ed Dougherty, David Graham, Bruce Summerhays, John Bland, Christy O'Connor and Tom Kite were packed at 68.
Other guys like George Graham, Bruce Rioch and Mick McCarthy have done well at the club and I want to keep that going.
installations by Glen Seator, Paul McCarthy, Chris Burden, Diana Thater, Dan Graham, Bruce Nauman, and Jason Rhoades.
That rules out George Graham, Bruce Rioch and Kenny Dalglish and leaves just one viable choice - Bruce.
Roy Hodgson, George Graham, Bruce Rioch and Ossie Ardiles are just a few of the names being bandied about as the replacement for the unfortunate Todd.