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04 December 2009

1992 – Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill One of two landmark towers marking the beginning of the Olympic Port area, the Hotel Arts by SOM is 153 metres tall. Like the neighbouring tower, the Hotel...

21 September 2009

1986 – Olympia Centre, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP The tower consists of 640,000 square feet of residential units over 370,000 square feet of office space, and is the tallest mid-block building in Chicago. The tower...

21 September 2009

1983 – One Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Located at the inside corner of the Gold Coast streetwall where Lake Shore Drive turns east and the “Magnificent Mile” (Michigan Avenue’s glamorous shopping and hotel district)...

21 September 2009

1974 – Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is at 1450 feet and 110 stories, the tallest building in the United States. Once the world’s tallest building, and still...

21 September 2009

1969 – John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Today, the John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois, is affectionately known as “Big John,” but it was not always this way. Located on North Michigan Avenue along...

06 June 2009

Walker, Robin (1924-1991)

Robin Walker (1924 – 1991) joined Michael Scott’s office in 1948, a year after graduating from UCD. Previously he had worked for Scott during his college holidays. After graduating, he worked and studied...

30 September 1998

Permission granted for Dublin high-rise scheme

Dublin Corporation has granted planning permission for a giant skyscraper scheme at George’s Quay opposite the Custom House, subject to the tallest block being reduced in height from 100 to 80 metres. If...

01 September 1998

Decision on 24-storey office tower deferred

Dublin Corporation has again deferred making its decision on a major high-rise development at George’s Quay, opposite the Custom House, because of growing concern about its impact. The largest of the proposed buildings,n...

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