Letter from Bill Clinton regarding achievements of Fazlur Khan



DESCRIPTION
Letter dated June 15, 1998 from President Bill Clinton honoring the achievements of Fazlur Khan. Clinton writes, "Drawing on the richness of his Bengali background and the vigor and energy of American culture, Fazlur Khan pushed the boundaries of modern architecture and dramatically changed the physical landscape of the great city of Chicago."

THEMES
Trailblazers

ADDITIONAL METADATA
Date: June 15, 1998
Subject(s): Fazlur Rahman Khan
Type: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Bill Clinton
Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

TRANSCRIPTION
June 15, 1998 Warm greetings to everyone gathered in Chicago to honor the life and achievements of Fazlur Rahman Khan. Architecture can define as well as reflect the spirit of a people, giving tangible form to the beauty of human expression and the power of human imagination. Drawing on the richness of his Bengali background and the vigor and energy of American culture, Fazlur Khan pushed the boundaries of modern architecture and dramatically changed the physical landscape of the great city of Chicago. I join you in paying tribute to his achievements and to his lasting contributions to structural engineering and design. Best wishes to all for a memorable dedication ceremony. Bill Clinton

PROVENANCE
Collection: Sadruddin Noorani
Donor: Sadruddin Noorani
Item History: 2012-03-22 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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