November 5, 2003
Lynn S. Beedle, founder of the Council
on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, died Oct. 30. He was
85. Beedles 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