SC Johnson Research Tower – The Research Tower was Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of a vertical complement to the Administration Building. Opened in 1950, the Research Tower is one of the tallest structures ever built on the cantilever principle. It stands 153 feet tall and its central core, which is 13 feet in diameter, extends 54 feet into the ground. All 15 floors of the Research Tower are supported by the “taproot” core, much like a tree supports its branches. In 2013, the Research Tower went through an extensive 12-month restoration, which involved both exterior and interior updates. The Research Tower was opened to the public for the first time in spring 2014.
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Since 1886, SC Johnson has grown from a small parquet flooring company in Racine, Wisconsin, to a thriving global enterprise. Run by fifth generation family members, SC Johnson & Son makes and sells household goods and products for personal care – Mrs. Meyers to home cleaning, home storage, air care, and insect control. Its well-known brands include Windex, Pledge, Glade, Shout, Saran, Ziploc, Kiwi, Scrubbing Bubbles and Raid. They have 12,000 global employees in more than 70 countries around the world. They are one of the biggest employers in Wisconsin.
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