Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Stephen V. DeSimone
Richard W. Eaddy
T. J. Gottesdiener
Owen Gutfreund, Treasurer
Jed S. Marcus, Secretary and Counsel
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Vice Chair
James von Klemperer, Chairman
Carol Willis, President and Director
Philip E. Aarons
Ann L. Buttenwieser
Robert A.M. Stern
Richard D. Kaplan, 2016, Founding Trustee
John L. Tishman, 2016, Founding Trustee
*Leslie E. Robertson, 2021
William Havemeyer, CFO/COO
Jean Im, Gallery Manager
Jelina Saliu, Bookkeeper
Stephanie Montalti, Front Office Manager
Leonardo Tamargo, Design Manager
Staff and interns: Sebastian Bielski, Sandra Chen, Viridiana Deliberto, Abdul Farook, Dora Hauache, Ky Mahar, Nina Marqueti.
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.
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.