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 Vice President, Langan, New York City
Markus Jetter
Chief Engineer High Rise and Functional Safety, TK Elevator GmbH, Stuttgart
JC Gerardy
Head of Export, Individuals, Luxembourg
Don Davies
Co-Founder/Principal, Davies-Crooks Associates, Seattle