Academic Event

Teaching the Skyscraper to Soar

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 | Online Event

Wrightwood 659 is hosting an upcoming virtual program "Teaching the Skyscraper to Soar" which will take place October 19th at 11:30 AM CST. 


This panel is one of the public events associated with the current exhibition Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan & Wright.  The show reviews the history and the demolition of Sullivan's Schiller Building/Garrick Theater in Chicago, in 1961, and the demolition of Wright's Larkin Building in Buffalo, in 1950. Moderated by Michelangelo Sabatino (IIT Professor of Architectural History and Cultural Heritage), with panelists Bill Baker (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill structural engineering partner), Marko Pogacnik (IUAV University of Venice Professor of History of Architecture), and architecture and preservation legend John Vinci this program discusses the phenomenal structure of the Garrick Theatre and the legacy of Sullivan’s skyscrapers.

More information and a registration link can be found here. 



Consulting Structural Engineering Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Chicago, United States

John Vinci

Principal, Vinci | Hamp Architects
Chicago, United States