29 October 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Chicago has experienced a resurgence in tall buildings since the low point of the 2008 financial crisis. Soon the city will have several new buildings in its top-10 tallest ranks. This time around, the innovations have been as much about new kinds of programming, previously underutilized sites, and integration with the life of the city, as previous waves have highlighted structural and sculptural ingenuity. As ever, Chicago is a nexus of creativity, leading the charge to make better cities worldwide, as well as at home. In this session, three practitioners relate how the inspirations of history and challenges of the present day intersect here, illuminating the path into the 21st century and beyond.

Session Chair: Devon Patterson
Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago
Anthony Scacco
Principal, Riverside Investment & Development, Chicago
Jim McCaffrey
Senior Vice President, Howard Hughes Corporation, Dallas
Scott Duncan
Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago
Michael Palmer
Principal & Architect, Perkins+Will, Chicago