The Skyscraper Museum
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The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century
The United Nations Capital Master Plan

Historic preservation and sustainable design pose special challenges in the renovation and energy-efficient retrofit of classic early works of International Style modernism. The United Nations Capital Master Plan addresses complex issues of architecture, curtain wall design and technology, building systems, and landscaping with a thorough, state-of-the art strategy and nearly $1.9 billion budget. The project encompasses the entire complex including the Secretariat, General Assembly Building, and South Annex and Library buildings and will be presented by the project’s leadership and key consulting architects and engineers.

Museum Director Carol Willis begins the evening with an overview and introduction.

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century | Carol Willis

Museum Director Carol Willis begins the evening with an overview and introduction.

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century | Michael Adlerstein

Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Director of the United Nations Capital Master Plan.

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century | John Gering

John Gering HLW International, Architect and Structural Engineer, Managing Partner in Charge for The Secretariat Tower, Annex Building, Temporary North Lawn Building and Swing Space.

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century | Keith Fitzpatrick

Keith Fitzpatrick, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., MEP Engineer.

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century | Robert Heintges

R.A. Heintges & Associates, Curtain wall consultants and architects for fa├žade restoration/ reconstruction of campus

Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century | Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion featuring Adlerstein, Gering, Heintges and Fitzpatrick.