Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Monthly Video Series Archive 2013

Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.

What are the conditions that would justify a tall building's demolition, rather than renovation?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Bob Lang, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Should "affordable" housing be mixed with high-income housing within the same building?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Nigel Biggs, CBRE; Harry Handelsman, Manhattan Loft Corporation; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Is the recession over for tall buildings?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Steve McGuckin, Turner & Townsend; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property; and Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation.

Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; and Zhang Yue, China Broad Group.

What are the Major Factors Influencing Tenant Choice Right Now?

Industry leaders answering this question include: William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; and Steve Watts, AECOM.

What Techniques Will Define Next Generation Tall Buildings?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Charles Thornton, Thornton Tomasetti; and Ma Yansong, MAD Architects.

What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation.

What is the Single Biggest Challenge in Constructing a Mile-high Tower?

Industry leaders answering this question include: William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung.


What is the Key to Making Modern Tall Buildings "Liveable"?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Aybars Asci, SOM; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Peter Oborn, Aedas; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; and Ma Yansong, MAD Architects.

How Will Tall Buildings be Different in 20 Years?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Kenneth Drucker, HOK; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; David Malott, KPF; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architecture; Jun Xia, Gensler; and more.


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