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Lynn S. Beedle, Founder of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Dies

Lynn S. Beedle, founder of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, died Oct. 30. He was 85. Beedle’s served as the Council on Tall Buildings' first chairman until 1973 when he became director, serving until 1999. He also served as director of the Structural Stability Research Council for 25 years.

Both councils were headquartered at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where Dr. Beedle was a professor on the engineering faculty for more than 50 years. Beedle authored, co-authored, and edited over 200 papers, articles and books. He was editor-in-chief of Planning and Design of Tall Buildings, A Monograph in five Volumes of an eight-volume monograph series published by McGraw-Hill.

Beedle is survived by his wife, Ella; his daughter, Helen; his sons, Lynn Jr., Jonathan, David, and Edward; and nine grandchildren.

Tony Illia