October 13, 2011
Architectural firm creates ‘exciting vision’ for Great Lakes
Original article by Dylan Kristy, The Vancouver Sun
Friday, Oct. 07, 2011
WINDSOR, Ont. — An architectural firm that has designed some of the world’s greatest buildings is setting its sights on the Great Lakes.
This week, the greenest and brightest minds from both sides of the border will come together for a weeklong discussion focusing on the many problems facing the Great Lakes. And front and centre will be Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the firm that built the John Hancock Center and Sears Tower in Chicago and the Burj Khalifa — the tallest building on the planet at 828 metres.
The firm is now focusing its attention on creating a bi-national vision to turn the states and provinces surrounding the Great Lakes into an economic and environmental powerhouse, with the lakes as its nucleus.