Ever Upward: Skyscrapers in the 21st Century, a book panel discussion

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Ever Upward: Skyscrapers in the 21st Century, a book panel discussion

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


This book talk will take place in-person at the Skyscraper Museum’s Lower Manhattan gallery. Space is limited, so priority RSVP is given to museum members and corporate members who can register by emailing General registration opens on May 28.

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Skyscrapers today are controversial—especially in New York—but globally they are getting taller and more numerous. This evening features two authors, an economist and a real estate reporter, discussing their recent books on supertall skyscrapers. The program, which is organized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), New York Chapter, will be moderated by Peyman Askari, founding principal of PAN Partners and the CTBUH New York chapter executive/co-chair.

Katherine Clarke, a writer on residential real estate for numerous publications, including The Real Deal and The Wall Street Journal will recap her recent book Billionaires’ Row: Tycoons, High Rollers, and the Epic Race to Build the World’s Most Exclusive Skyscrapers (Crown Currency, 2023). Clarke focuses on the real-estate impresarios behind the super-slender supertalls of 57th Street and Central Park South.

Jason M. Barr, a professor of economics at Rutgers University-Newark, will outline his new book Cities in the Sky: The Quest to Build the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers (Scribner Books, 2024). Barr will compare cities with ascending skylines to see what motivates their architectural ambitions.

The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the gallery open from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. to view the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibition, TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood. The program begins at 5:30 with authors’ presentations, followed by Q&A moderated by Peyman Askari. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


June 11
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


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