The World’s Biggest Buildings

Wed, Mar 13, 200218:30:00

Though they were only briefly the tallest buildings, the Twin Towers constituted the largest office complex in the world. Leslie E. Robertson, structural engineer of the towers, and builder John Tishman, who headed the construction management of the project, described the innovative design and unprecedented challenges of erecting the great skyscrapers.

Speakers

Builder John Tishman, who headed the construction management of the project, described the innovative design and unprecedented challenges of erecting the great Twin Towers

Leslie E. Robertson, structural engineer of the Twin Towers.

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.

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