skidmoreowingsmerrill Throughout the summer, we’re highlighting entries to the #SOM80 Instagram contest, which celebrates eight decades of design at SOM. This photo by @jorikbais captures the signature structural expressionism and tapered form of John Hancock Center, one of Chicago’s most celebrated icons. Today, the building stands as a symbol of the collaborative power of architecture and engineering—just as much as it did when it was completed in 1970. For your chance to be featured on our Instagram feed, or to even win two great books on architecture, post your original photo of an SOM project to Instagram with #SOM80 in the caption before August 31st. Visit the link in our bio ( to learn more.

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