Session 7C: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?

October 18, 2016
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Given the right amount of space and acceptable economic incentives, many believe that the limit to how high a building can go is potentially much higher than the thresholds being achieved today. This panel discussion convened colleagues from engineering, architecture, construction and economics to debate the theoretical maximum height and, in doing so, embrace the all-important question of why should we build so high?

Ron Klemencic

Ron Klemencic

CTBUH Leader

Chairman & CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Seattle
Karl Almstead

Karl Almstead

Vice President
Turner Construction Company
Philadelphia
Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson

Executive Managing Director
CBRE
Hong Kong
Jon Pickard

Jon Pickard

Principal
Pickard Chilton
New Haven
Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Vice President, Special Projects, Asia Pacific
thyssenkrupp
Hong Kong

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