|Thursday 22nd October 2009|
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Richard Tomasetti, Founding Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., New York, presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. For the best part of a decade, Asia eclipsed the U.S. as the leader in the world’s tallest buildings. In the mid-2000s, however, a number of U.S. cities once again proposed supertall buildings in a bid to rebrand U.S. skylines and encourage urban revitalization. With initiative from Shelbourne Development Group, and inspiration from Santiago Calatrava, the Chicago Spire has led these efforts on the world stage for Chicago. The project’s engineer of record highlights the technical challenges and solutions of the design, which may apply to similar projects in congested urban settings.
Run Time: 24:51