Speakers Landon Reid
Landon Reid

Since their earliest form, tall buildings have stood as technological marvels, reflecting the latest advancements in materials, methodologies, and tools. The Home Insurance Building, designed by William Le Baron Jenney in 1884, was guided by new innovations in structures and vertical transportation to reach unprecedented 10-story heights to become the world’s first skyscraper. These two technologies continue to be the leading drivers of tall buildings today, though the continuous interest in constructing taller and taller buildings in various climates and locations throughout the world has led to the ongoing development of new technologies, specialties, and social considerations that have the potential to transform the buildings of the future.

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