World's Tallest Building: Why Dubai?
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Presented by Hot Topics in Physical Sciences & Engineering and the Skyscraper Museum
The third event in the World's Tallest Building series will focus on the Burj Dubai, soon to be the world's tallest building.
A panel discussion explores the reasons why Dubai is the locus of this century's competition for the World's Tallest Building, just as New York and Chicago were the arenas of the 20th century
The tower is designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. It will include residential suites, offices and restaurants as well as four pools, a library and the Armani Hotel, Dubai. Although still under construction, it is already the tallest structure in Europe and the Middle East
The series is a collaboration between the Skyscraper Museum and the New York Academy of Sciences to coincide with the exhbition World's Tallest: Burj Dubai. It follows the Mixed Greens series which built on the Museum's 2006 exhibition Green Towers for New York and the related lectures "Green Teams," available in a virtual archive at the Skyscraper Museum website.
Listen to the Science & the City podcast of curator and director Carol Willis's guided tour of the current Skyscraper Museum exhibit Giants: The Twin Towers and the 20th Century.