The Science of Supertall

Luc Wilson and Jesse Keenan, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University.


The virtues and drawbacks of supertall skyscrapers in New York are the subject of much debate, but their true impact is hard to measure in the absence of an analytical approach. MAS partners Columbia’s Center for Urban Real Estate and KPF will delve into the “science of supertalls,” presenting a series of quantitative methods and qualitative interpretations for understanding the nature of new development in urban contexts. This analytical approach is contextualized by projects from around the world.

Presentation given at the Municpal Art Society, 2015 Summit for the City of New York.