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    Google celebrate Fazlur Rahman Khan (father of tubular designs) 88th birthday

    The Search Engine Google is showing this Doodle in few Countries for the Fazlur Rahman Khan’s Birthday. April 3, 2017 would be his 88th birthday. Khan is best known today for designing Chicago’s Sears Tower, known today as the Willis Tower.


    Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers.


    Considered the "father of tubular designs" for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the designer of the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), the tallest building in the world until 1998 and the 100-story John Hancock Center.


    Khan has been called the "Einstein of structural engineering" and the "Greatest Structural Engineer of the 20th Century" for his innovative use of structural systems that remain fundamental to modern skyscraper construction.


    Although best known for skyscrapers, Khan was also an active designer of other kinds of structures, including the Hajj airport terminal, the McMath–Pierce solar telescope, and several stadium structures


    Khan Worked for the World-Famous Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architectural Firm


    He Took a Major Role in Fundraising for the Bengali People During the Bangladesh Liberation War


    He was married to Liselotte Khan until his death in 1982. They had a daughter, Yasmin. Khan died during a road trip on March 27, 1982 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, aged 52. His body is buried in Chicago, Illinois.


    Khan's central innovation in skyscraper design and construction was the idea of the "tube" structural system for tall buildings, including the "framed tube", "trussed tube" and "bundled tube" variations. His "tube concept," using all the exterior wall perimeter structure of a building to simulate a thin-walled tube, revolutionized tall building design.


    Khan's initial projects were the 43-story DeWitt-Chestnut (1964) and the 35-story Brunswick Building (1965). His most important projects were the John Hancock Center and the Willis Tower.

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    Re: Google celebrate Fazlur Rahman Khan (father of tubular designs) 88th birthday

    Thanks @karthikaqpt

    I saw it earlier. Its really very inspiring
    Attitude is more important than facts.
    "Life is 10% what happens to us..and 90% of how we react to it"

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      I don't think so////

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