Fazlur Rahman (F. R.) Khan

  • Born: 3 April 1929, Dhaka
  • Died: 27 March 1982, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (aged 52)
  • Profession: Bangladeshi-American Engineer
  • Recognition: "Einstein of structural engineering" and "Father of tubular design for high-rises"
  • Hasani? Didn't know that! Passionate Rabindranath Tagore singer. Graduated with 1st class 1st degree for Engineering from Ahsanullah College (now BUET) in 1951
  • Designs include: Sears Tower (aka Willis Tower),
    John Hancock Center,
    Hajj Terminal, King Abdulaziz Airport (Jeddah).
    His techniques influenced World Trade Center, Petronas Towers, Jin Mao Building, and most other supertall skyscrapers since the 1960s.

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Fazlur Rahman (F. R.) Khan's biography

  1. Early life of Khan Bahadur's son, family life, a passion for Rabindranath Sangeet
  2. "Einstein of Structural Engineering" changes the face of architecture for good, Dewitt-Chestnut Apartments
  3. John Hancock Center
  4. Raise awareness in US during 1971 Muktijuddho
  5. One Shell Square, Sears (Willis) Tower
  6. Hajj Terminal, other contributions
  7. Philosophy, awards galore
  8. Passing and burial
  9. Legacy I: Family's dedication to continue legacy, "Engineering Architecture: The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan", "Art of the Skyscraper: The Genius of Fazlur Khan"
  10. Legacy II: "Fazlur R. Khan Way", Memorial plaque in Onterie Center, The Muslim News Award, "Khan Sculpture" at Sears (Willis) Tower
  11. Legacy III: Swadhinata Purushkar and honorary stamp by Government of Bangladesh, what others have to say about Fazlur Rahman (F. R.) Khan...
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