The Chicago Tribune has released their annual Chicagoans of the Year picks and Blair Kamin has, of course, picked Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the architecture category. Seems like a total no brainer, given that the firm continues to be one of the most predominant firms in the business, particularly when that business is building big. And although it doesn’t open until next week, so technically 2010, SOM’s creating the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Dubai, certainly must have locked in their spot for the win. To remind you of what a monumental structure they’ve built, here’s a clip of a wandering around in a gigantic photo recently taken of the Burj:
Kamin also mentions SOM’s involvement in designing buildings for the unsuccessful 2016 Olympics bid (which the critic wasn’t too thrilled with back when the plans were still relevant). Should you want more SOM, we also remind you <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/books/unbeiges_eva_hagbergs_dark_nostalgia_and_50_years_of_som_141625.asp"