There are skyscrapers going up left and right all over Manhattan, and in the race to build the loftiest and the glassiest, big name developers are seeking out even bigger name architects to brand their supertalls with iconic designs. As part of their ongoing Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile series, the Museum of the City of New York will be hosting what’s sure to be a riveting panel in which several of the world’s leading architects and engineers will be discussing how they approach the design and construction challenges that come with building 100 stories and up.
On Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, join Nadine Post, the Editor-at-Large for Engineering News-Record, structural engineer Bill Baker (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill), mechanical engineer Ashok Raiji, Assoc. AIA (ARUP), and architects Paul Katz, FAIA (Kohn Pedersen Fox) and Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, for Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings, a roundtable discussion on how today’s architecture and engineering teams are attacking issues related to building tall.
And for those who love a little archi-gossip, it should be especially interesting to hear from Mr. Viñoly, whose Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London melted cars, started fires and cracked pavers just last year. The panel will also be taking audience questions, so this is your chance to get in on the conversation.
The event is being sponsored by the AIANY | Center for Architecture, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Council on Tall Buildings, and Urban Habitat. Admission to the talk is $16 for the general public and free for AIA and Museum of the City of New York members. Make sure you register — this event will sell out!