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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Here are two additions to Princeton's pocket-sized series which presents major post-war buildings through the photographs of Ezra Stoller, along with plans and an introductory essay (AJ 2.9.99). K Michael Hays discusses the deliberate nonconformism of Breuer's Whitney Museum (above) - a defensive upturned ziggurat in an era of the corporate curtain wall - while Yasmin Khan describes the innovative structural solution which her father, engineer Fazlur R Khan, developed with SOM's Bruce Graham for the John Hancock Center. Thirty-five years on, this tapering tower with its diagonal bracing is still one of Chicago's most elegant skyscrapers (left). Stoller's typically fine images include vertiginous shots of its construction; those of the Whitney are counterpointed by new colour photographs by Jeff Goldberg.

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