Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Monthly Video Series Archive 2012

What do you think is the best tall building in existence today and why?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; and more.


What do you think is the single biggest limiting factor that would prevent humanity creating a mile-high or higher tower?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; and Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies.

Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; and Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan.

2011 witnessed the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Do you believe tall buildings are now "safe" from terrorism?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Michael Kwok, Arup; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Dominic Bettison, Wilkinson Eyre; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Louisa Hutton, Sauerbruch Hutton; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; and more.

Future Vision: Where is the tall building heading in the future and what will the next generation of supertalls look like?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, KPF; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects; George Downing, Downing Development; Bruce Lake, McHugh Construction; and more.

The Past: What have been the most striking tall building developments in the past 10 years?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Engineers; Peng Beng Khoo & Belinda Huang, ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism; Lawrence Pak, Singapore Housing and Development Board; Jim Loewenberg, Magellan Development; and more.


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