75 Years Later:
the Empire State Building

Wed, May 31, 2006

Museum Director and Architectural Historian, Carol Willis, will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Empire State Building with an illustrated lecture.
In addition to articles in books and scholarly journals, Willis is the editor for “Building the Empire State,” a book on the construction of New York’s signature skyscraper, published by W.W. Norton in 1998. The Museum’s latest web project, VIVA2 is an interactive interface providing access to the Museum’s unique collection of more than 1,000 photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center towers

Carol Willis

Carol Willis is the founder and director of the Skyscraper Museum and a professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. She is also the author of Form Follows Financeand co-author of Building the Empire State with Donald Friedman.