CTBUH Chapter Event

Willis Tower 50th Anniversary Panel

Wednesday, 19 July 2023 | Willis Tower 233 S Wacker Drive The Metropolitan, 66th Floor Chicago, IL 60606 | Chicago

View the recording of this sold out program here.

Chicago Architecture Center, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) are teaming up to celebrate Willis Tower’s 50th year with an evening panel of architecture & engineering experts. Hear from those who worked on the historic redevelopment and transformed the iconic building into what it is today. Light bites and beverages included.

This event will be hosted at The Metropolitan at Willis Tower, 66th floor Oak Room. Space is limited. Please RSVP with your first and last name as they appear on your government issued ID, and plan to bring this ID the evening of July 19 for check in.



John Zils, Structural Engineer, Associate Partner (retired), Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Benjy Ward, Principal, Gensler

Eric Wheeler, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Kirsten Hull, Senior Vice President of Development, EQ Office 

Moderator, Eleanor Groski, CEO, Chicago Architecture Center 


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