These presentations examine the key technological achievements that led to the development of the modern skyscraper in its formative years, through the vehicle of discussing individual technologies deployed throughout tall buildings, as well as by proposing several individual buildings as the apotheosis of a given set of technological developments. The merits of all were considered in the final panel.

Session Chair: Richard Pulling
Executive Consultant, Otis Elevator Company, Greenville
Lucien Wedzikowski
Senior Director, High Rise & Advanced Dispatching, Otis Elevator Company, Paris
Lee Gray
Senior Associate Provost, University of North Carolina At Charlotte, Charlotte
Ken Demuth
Partner, Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Chicago
Darrin VonStein
Architectural Historian, Individuals, New York City
Andrew Gleeson
Lecturer, Iowa State University, Des Moines