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Tue, Mar 23, 2021
Jeddah Tower core

Peter Weismantle,


Consulting Director of Supertall Building Technology, AS+GG

Peter Weismantle spent 31 years in the Chicago office of SOM before moving in 2008 to AS+GG as Director of Supertall Building Technology where he has been responsible for overseeing the firm’s development of supertall projects from onset to completion. Working with the project team, Weismantle develops the design of such technical elements as the building envelope, vertical transportation and life safety systems, and compliance with applicable building codes and standards.

At SOM, Peter served as Senior Technical Architect on path-breaking supertalls, including Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower and Burj Khalifa. More recent projects at AS+GG include Wuhan Greenland Center, Chengdu Greenland Tower, at 468 meters, the tallest building in southwestern China and the fourth-tallest in the nation. Peter led the design team for the building technology aspects of Jeddah Tower, a 167 story, 1000+ meter, mixed-use building in Saudi Arabia which, if completed as planned, will surpass Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world.

Educated at Lehigh University for his B.A. and the University of Pennsylvania for his Master of Architecture, Peter has published widely and presented many lectures on issues of tall building engineering, sustainability, and life safety systems. He has been a leader on professional committees, including several of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

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The video begins with Peter Weismantle's lecture, followed by Q&A with Museum Director Carol Willis, whose introduction to the webinar is included after the discussion.