April 12, 2012
I was in Chicago for my father’s birthday, April 3, and was happy to see that the work at the cemetery has turned out nicely. The groundcover around my parents’ gravestone was very pretty in bloom (a bit more may still be planted on the sides) and the two stones, my parents’ and Bruce Graham’s memorial stone, look perfect together – like partners, each with their own personality.
This felt like a special year. March 27 was the 30th anniversary of my father’s passing.
January 27, 2012
August 31, 2011
The structures class at Princeton has put together an impressive web site to accompany the exhibit on my father and his work. This link is to the section I contributed, which will take you to the web site.
August 10, 2011
David Billington’s presentation on September 9 will also be the next lecture in the Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series. This series was established by Professor Dan Frangopol as part of the Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University (http://www.lehigh.edu/~infrk/).
August 10, 2011
Last fall I visited Professors Maria Garlock and Sigrid Adriaenssens’s structures class at Princeton to talk about my father (I posted a few photos in March 2011). During the year the students built models of five of his high-rise designs and prepared for an exhibition about my father’s work in the engineering library. I am looking forward to attending the opening next month, which will include a lecture by Professor David Billington about his “Personal and Professional Recollections of Fazlur Khan.”
July 21, 2011
I have just received the Korean translation of Engineering Architecture: The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan. It is a soft cover, and beautifully done.
July 5, 2011
If you are interested in seeing the memorial plaque, it is possible to call the day care center and arrange for a tour. Be prepared for a little heartache, though. The mosaic, which was designed to be seen in a large space, now makes up one wall of a small classroom. And the dedication text cannot be read because strips of paper have been taped to it.