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The skylines that John Tishman shaped: VIDEO

The master builder's firm managed construction at three early supertall towers
By Alistair Gardiner | February 11, 2016 01:34PM

John Tishman, one of the key figures in New York City’s post-World War II building boom, died last week in his Westchester home at the age of 90.

Under his leadership, Tishman Realty and Construction built three of the nation’s earliest supertall skyscrapers — the John Hancock Center in Chicago, and the twin towers at the original World Trade Center Center complex in Lower Manhattan.

Tishman credited himself with inventing “construction management,” whereby an individual firm oversees the planning and coordination of a project until completion.

Watch the video above to see the legacy he left behind.

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