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Noted Chicago architect Bruce Graham dies

March 8, 2010 |  5:49 pm

Bruce Graham, architect of the Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, has died. He was 84.

Graham Graham died Saturday at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease, said his son, George.

Besides the Willis (originally Sears) Tower, Graham played a major role in designing such landmark Chicago structures as the John Hancock Center, Inland Steel Building, Three First National Plaza, One Magnificent Mile and the 1986 expansion of McCormick Place.

Here is the Chicago Tribune's obituary by the paper's architecture critic, Blair Kamin.

-- Keith Thursby

Photos: Above, Willis Tower in 2009, when it was still know as Sears Tower. At right, Bruce Graham in 1982. Credits: Chicago Tribune