Tall Building Demolition and Strategies in NYC

CTBUH Members: $12.50
Non-members: $18.50
Students: $5.00

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New York City, USA


Now that skyscrapers are growing older—with many 50+ years old—how does NYC confront aging buildings in a changing economy? And how does one decide to demolish a building?

At this event, CTBUH New York explores the ways that private companies try to tackle demolition and related issues. Some projects have garnered attention for their demolition strategies—but upon further exploration, there are many factors behind the decision of how tall buildings are demolished. This decision hinges upon what is valuable to the city, and the experiential knowledge needed from the AEC professionals involved.

Presenters will address the political considerations behind demolition, why some buildings are preserved, and how zoning influences the decision process. The presentations will also discuss client expectations/values and architectural decisions, and logistics of schematically breaking down large buildings within limited property boundaries in an NYC site. After networking, the event will feature a panel discussion with industry leaders, followed by an audience Q&A.
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Featured Speakers

Julia Murphy, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Zachary Bernstein, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Allan M. Paull, Senior Vice President, AECOM Tishman
Matin Hekmat, Structural Project Manager, AECOM Tishman


6:00 pm – Networking Reception

6:45 pm – Introductory Remarks by CTBUH New York Future Leaders Committee

7:00 pm – Speaker Presentations

8:00 pm – Q&A