Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) organized a joint lecture series that brought together a diverse group of experts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, and real estate development to uncover everything from the physics to the financials of how skyscrapers work, and what the future holds for building tall. Each event saw four speakers provide rapid-fire presentations and a panel discussion related to a pertinent topic in the tall building world.

Thursday, 16 March, 2017

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Building Tall:
How High Can We Go?

First Event Sponsor:
thyssenkrupp Elevator

Securing Tall: What’s the
Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Second Event Sponsor:
Olsson Fire & Risk

Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Thursday, 1 February, 2018

Living Tall: What Will Make
Tall Buildings More Habitable

Third Event Sponsor:
Otis Elevator Company

Greening Tall: Naturalizing the
Vertical Realm