Irwin Cantor

CTBUH Fellow

Tishman Speyer | New York City, United States


Irwin G. Cantor received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the College of the City of New York in 1951 where he became a member of Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society.

He initially worked with an International firm in the design of bridges and airports, then with a prominent New York Consultant in the design of hi-rise apartment buildings. Mr. Cantor was the founding Principal of The Office of Irwin G Cantor, later to become the The Cantor Seinuk Group. The company specialized in the design of hi-grise apartment, office, hotel and institutional structures throughout the world, utilizing steel, concrete, and post-tensioned methods.

Among the more prominent, and award winning structures were The Helmsley Palace -the first building in New York to utilize high strength concrete; the Trump Tower; the “Lipstick Building”; and the Rockefeller Research Facility spanning…

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CTBUH Fellow (2009)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 1986)

Working Group: Structural Design of Steel Buildings, Co-Chair (1988 – 1991)

Working Group: Systems and Concepts, Co-Chair (1985 – 1995)

CTBUH Initiatives


22 October 2009

CTBUH 8th Annual Awards

The CTBUH named the Linked Hybrid building as the 2009 Best Tall Building Overall at the 8th Annual Awards Dinner, held at Crown Hall in...


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