The Skidmore Owings & Merrill ‘Experiment’ Turns 70

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The House

An architecture firm named Skidmore, Owings & Merrill–the group behind buildings named the Lever House, Sears Tower, and the AOL Time Warner Center–is turning 70 years young.

Clear your calendar: On September 6, little SOM is throwing a birthday bash at Aby Rosen’s private Lever House terrace.

Grab the new book while you’re there (it’s cutely subtitled: ‘The Experiment Since 1939′), and be sure to ask how the Freedom Tower or diminutive Burj Dubai are coming along.

- Max Abelson