CTBUH Chapter Event

CTBUH NYC Presents: Ever Upward - Skyscrapers in the 21st Century, a Book Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280, Skyscraper Museum | New York City

Skyscrapers today remain controversial, yet they are getting taller and more numerous. This panel discussion will feature two authors discussing their recent books on supertall skyscrapers. The panel will be moderated by Peyman Askari, Founding Principal of PAN Partners and the CTBUH New York Chapter Co-Chair & Advisory Board.

This event will take place IN-PERSON at the Skyscraper Museum's lower Manhattan gallery. Space is limited, so priority RSVP is given to Members.

Dress attire: business casual


Jason M. Barr
Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

Jason M. Barr is a professor of economics at Rutgers University-Newark. He is the author of Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan Skyscrapers (OUP 2016). His research has been featured in The Washington Post, The Economist, Curbed, and Architectural Record. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, StarTrek.com, Dezeen.com, and Scientific American. He currently writes The Skynomics Blog, covering topics on skyscrapers, cities, and economics. 
Learn more about Jason M. Barr's new book, "Cities in the Sky"

Katherine Clarke
Journalist, The Wall Street Journal

Katherine Clarke is a reporter covering residential real estate for The Wall Street Journal. She previously covered the topic for the New York Daily News and The Real Deal. A native of Northern Ireland, she attended Trinity College Dublin and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.



Peyman Askari
Founding Principal, PAN Partners

Peyman is a highly accomplished professional, a founding principal at PAN Partners, a boutique consulting management firm with expertise in building design, construction, real estate investment and development. With decades of experience in progressive leadership roles, he is an esteemed expert in Tall Buildings, speaking at global conferences and actively serving on prestigious boards of nonprofit institutions. He has successfully managed internationally renowned multi-billion complex building construction projects with a focus on innovation and sustainability.


This event had been coordinated in collaboration with the Skyscraper Museum.