Vertical Now

Tue, Feb 3, 2004

Architect Eric Howeler talks about his new book Skyscraper: Vertical Now and examines how the skyscraper shapes our urban existence and continues to serve as a symbol of our collective aspirations.

Exploring over 70 skyscraper designs of the recent past and near future, Howeler examines the cultural, technological, and social factors governing skyscrapers, the emergence of the “green skyscraper”, the Asian skyscraper and the influence of the international landscape, and major works from the world’s leading architects including KPF, Foster, SOM, Calatrava, Koolhaas, Nouvel, and many more.

Eric P. Howeler

Eric Howeler is an architect, architectural writer and co-founder of Howeler + Yoon Architecture. He has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to forming Howeler + Yoon Architecture, he was a senior designer at Diller + Scofidio, and an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, where he worked on many Hong Kong high-rise projects. Howeler is the author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now.