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Wed 07.16.2014

Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings


When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

Where: Offsite Center for Architecture Event   

Museum of City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street) New York, NY 10029

If the Guastavinos – with their miraculous thin-tile structural vaults – were the building technology innovators of a century ago, who are the innovators of today? As 21st-century skylines continue to rise, architects and engineers must solve an ever-mounting array of design and construction challenges.

Join Nadine Post, award-winning journalist and Editor-at-Large for Engineering News-Record, and other leading innovators for a roundtable discussion on how they are tackling the issues presented by buildings that exceed 100 stories. Panelists include structural engineer Bill Baker (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill), mechanical engineer Ashok Raiji, Assoc. AIA (ARUP), and architects Paul Katz, FAIA (Kohn Pedersen Fox) and Charles Blomberg, AIA, (Rafael Viñoly Architects), the visionaries behind some of the tallest buildings in the world.

Co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York, the AIA New York Chapter, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and presented in conjunction with Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile.

Price: Free for AIA and Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.  

MCNY, ACEC, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat members register here
AIA Members register here

This event is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY Pres­i­den­tial theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.‘



AIANY Member Tour Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile
Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm and Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:30-11:30pm 

Innovators: Building Design and Construction
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Innovators with Norman Foster: From Guastavino to the Moon
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm

Guastavino Vaults New York: Innovation, Structure, and Splendor
Monday, June 2, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm 

Innovators: The Uses of Tiles Today
Monday, July 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm

Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm


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