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Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers
Bruce Graham dies at 84; architect of iconic Chicago skyscrapers

Bruce Graham, the hard-driving architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, and the John Hancock Center, the X-braced giant that became a symbol of Chicago's industrial might, has died. He was 84. Graham died Saturday at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., from complications of Alzheimer's disease, said his son, George. At the peak of his influence, from the 1960s through the 1980s, Graham was the top man at Chicago's biggest architectural firm, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and had the ear of business leaders and politicians. Besides the Willis (originally Sears) Tower and the Hancock Center, Graham played a major role in designing such landmark...

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