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Board of Directors

Najib Abboud
William F. Baker
Stephen V. DeSimone
Richard W. Eaddy
Owen Gutfreund, Treasurer
Purnima Kapur
Jed S. Marcus, Secretary and Counsel
Cathleen McGuigan
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Vice Chair
James Sanders
SawTeen See
Meenakshi Srinivasan
James von Klemperer, Chairman
Carol Willis, President and Director
Mark Willis

Trustees Emeriti

Philip E. Aarons
Ann L. Buttenwieser
T. J. Gottesdiener
Robert A.M. Stern


Trustees (deceased) 

Richard D. Kaplan, 2016, Founding Trustee
John L. Tishman, 2016, Founding Trustee
Hillary Ballon, 2017
*Leslie E. Robertson, 2021


Carol Willis, Founder, Director, Curator
William Havemeyer, CFO/COO
Anisa Harka, Bookkeeper
Stephanie Montalti, Front Office Manager
Leonardo Tamargo, Design Manager

Daniel J Borrero, Programs & Operations

Staff and interns: Nicole Blanco, Selin Ciftci, Bruno Lora, Nina Marqueti, Imari Monroe, Steven Shi, Cole Weese, Xi Yu.


José Hernández, Leonardo Tamargo


  • In Memoriam: Leslie E. Robertson (Feb, 12, 1928 - Feb 11, 2021)

The grace and elegance of the structures designed by Leslie E. Robertson were matched by the depth of Les’s humanity. We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, who died on February 11, 2021, one day before his 93rd birthday. Les was the brilliant and innovative structural engineer of skyscraper giants of the mid-20th century, including the original World Trade Center and the U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, and in this century, of global supertalls such as Shanghai World Financial Center and Lotte World Tower. His designs were a combination of keen insight and intuitive analysis, but he always emphasized his love of collaboration with architects he admired and counted as lifelong friends, most especially Minoru Yamasaki and I. M. Pei. With Pei he created the Bank of China in Hong Kong, a peerless skyscraper. His wife of nearly forty years, structural engineer SawTeen See, was his closest partner in practice and in life.

Carol Willis, Founding Director, and James von Klemperer, President, on behalf of the Board of Directors of The Skyscraper Museum

To watch Les speak about his designs and  values, view his 2017 talk on his autobiography The Structure of Design: An Engineer’s Extraordinary Life in Architecture, here.

Exhibition Credits

The programs of The Skyscraper Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The programs of The Skyscraper Museum are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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