30 October 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The increase in urban population has coincided with an increase in the pace of change. In a very short time frame, electricity, the elevator and structural steel were introduced to cities. The resulting skyrocketing skylines were greeted as a shocking new reality at the time, and they continue to amaze today. Take a walk through the transformative technologies that brought the skyscraper into reality and preeminence in the public imagination, and assess the implications for tomorrow’s cities.

Session Chair: George Leventis
Managing Principal & Executive VP, Langan Engineering, New York City
Markus Jetter
Chief Engineer High Rise and Functional Safety, TK Elevator GmbH, Stuttgart
JC Gerardy
Head of Export, ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg
Don Davies
President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle