Gerard Peet

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning | Rotterdam, Netherlands

About

Gerard Peet (1952) graduated in 1982 as a civil engineer (MSc) at the Delft University of Technology. His field of expertise, both in terms of teaching and of research, focuses primarily on the history of urban planning and development and on the history of skyscrapers. He is still active as a lecturer at this University. Gerard Peet wrote several books. Two of these are about the history of urban planning and development of two streets in Rotterdam. He is currently working on a book with the working title “Skyscrapers – a complementary history”.

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)

First Skyscrapers Symposium, Steering Committee (2019)

Research

01 March 2020

Modern Skyscrapers in the Late 19th Century

Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Nederlands

Skyscrapers are often seen as a typically American phenomenon. This paper aims at demonstrating that in terms of technology major developments are European and that,...

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Research

01 February 2011

The Origin of the Skyscraper

Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

The modern skyscraper is generally considered to be an American invention. Chicago and New York claim they once hosted the world's first skyscraper and many...

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