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Supertall/Megatall: How High Can We Go?
March 9 @ 6:00 pmFree
Skyscraper Museum webinar. Adrian Smith is the architect of more than 4,500 meters – nearly 2.8 vertical miles – of skyscrapers. He has been the designer for eight structures in SUPERTALL! 2020: including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the current world’s tallest man-made structure at 828 meters, and Jeddah Tower, under construction in Saudi Arabia, which when completed will reach at least 1,000 meters. In his talk, “Supertall / Megatall: How Tall Can We Go?” Smith will explore how the skyscraper captured the imagination of the public while becoming widely popular to the architectural profession. He will focus on the stories behind his designs, including projects completed while Design Partner at SOM Chicago, including Jin Mao, Nanjing Greenland, and Burj Khalifa, and AS+GG projects Jeddah Tower, Chengdu Greenland Tower, 1 Dubai, and Biophilic Tower. He will discuss how each design was conceived for their specific sites and the successes and unique challenges of each project.