DescriptionThe John Hancock Center is a 100 story skyscraper located at 875 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. The building reaches 1127 feet in height, 1506 feet including the two antenna masts. It was designed by architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan, both members of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. It was the tallest building in Chicago from its completion in 1969 until 1972. The Hancock is famous for its innovative trussed steel tube structural concept. This X-braced gridwork of steel on the exterior of the building provides a very stiff resistance against high force winds and also allows for the use of fewer structural columns on the interior of the building. The sides of the building are sloped, giving the Hancock its unique tapered appearance. The Hancock is a mixed-use building incorporating commercial space, parking, offices, condominiums, restaurants, an observatory, and a television broadcast studio. In 1999, the John Hancock Center won the American Institute of Architects prestigious 25-Year Award.
All prints have a black border around the image. This border contains an image catalog number, a description of the image and the Paul Hasara copyright. The print has a white margin at all four sides as shown in the preview.
Paul Hasara, Chicago Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Paul Hasara was raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Ohio State University. In his early architectural career Paul was trained to draw buildings by hand using a straight edge, ruler and compass. The drafting process helped Paul to develop an interest in abstract compositions of lines, curves and shapes. His architectural background is the inspiration for his photographic vision. Paul lives in Chicago, and is currently photographing the architecture of this great city. He also has an extensive catalog of classic car images that have been posted online. Paul will soon be posting a series of window reflection photographs created between 1998 and 2004.