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BofA Tower Architect, Helmut Jahn, Dies in Accident
« on: May 09, 2021, 05:40:37 PM »
Helmut Jahn, the world famous architect that designed the B of A (formerly Barnett) Tower was tragically killed this weekend in Chicago in a bike/car accident.  His Jax bulding is a modified version of a similar tower he designed in NYC.

Helmut Jahn, the famed German architect who designed the James R. Thompson Center and other iconic buildings, died Saturday afternoon when he was struck by two vehicles while riding his bicycle in suburban Campton Hills.

Jahn, who lived in nearby St. Charles, was riding his bike north on Old Lafox Road near Burlington Road about 3:30 p.m. when he failed to brake at a stop sign, according to a news release from Campton Hills police. Two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on Burlington then struck the 81-year-old.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said....

....Jahn was born near Nuremberg, Germany, and moved to Chicago in 1966 as a graduate student. He enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Technology and studied under the modernist pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, another German architect who designed Chicago’s Federal Plaza and the Seagram Building, among other notable projects.

Jahn’s impact can be seen across the world in designs ranging from the Sony Center in Berlin, Germany, to the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. His projects in Illinois include the Chicago Police Department’s Area 2 Headquarters in Pullman and the sleek, modern United Airlines Terminal at O’Hare International Airport, which includes a moving walkway famous for its colorful lighting.....
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