The Skyscraper Museum
Green Giants 2010
The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Green Giants 2010

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, GREEN GIANTS explores the urban aspect of environmental awareness. New York and Chicago lead the country in plans to reduce their carbon footprints, and both cities have recognized that retrofitting older buildings is key to a more sustainable future.

re: Green Giants | Carol Willis Introduction

Museum Director Carol Willis welcomes the audience and introduces the themes and speakers for the evening.

re: Green Giants | Gordon Gill

Gordon Gill, Principal, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, discusses sustainable retrofitting of the Sears / Willis towers in Chicago.

re: Green Giants | Dana Schneider

Dana Schneider, Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses the challenges of sustainable retrofitting for the Empire State Building.

re: Green Giants | Rohit Aggarwala

Rohit Aggarwala, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations, Executive Director, Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, introduces himself and discusses New York City’s efforts towards sustainability.

re: Green Giants | Panel Discussion

Panel discussion featuring Gordon Gill and Dana Schneider, moderated by Rohit Aggarwala