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Willis Tower Ledge, UAE Pavilion Impress Structural Engineers
Posted by Alison Trost on June 14, 2010 at 3:41 PM.

No surprise: the glass-floored and -walled visitor observation bump-out at the 103rd floor of Chicago’s 1450-ft-tall Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) was one of the jury’s favorites in the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois 2009 excellence in engineering awards program.  The winners were announced June 6.
 
Also honored was the Shanghai Expo pavilion for the United Arab Emirates, designed by Chicago-based Halvorson and Partners.
 
Chicago Tribune columnist Blair Kamin was one of the jurors, and you can read his take on these and other SEAOI winners at http://bit.ly/8Y2Op5.
 
Want to know more about the Ledge? Go to http://www.theskydeck.com/theledge.asp.
 
To read more about Halvorson and Partners’ sand-dune inspired UAE pavilion, go to http://www.halvorsonandpartners.com/news
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