Reaching for the Sky : The Future of the Highrise

A panel discussion with Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix (2023 Villa Albertine residents) founder of ChartierDalix, a French architectural office working on the integration of life and biodiversity in architecture and the reinvention of the Tour Montparnasse; Juliana Moore from Studio Gang; and architecture historian Thomas Leslie from Friends of William Le Baron Jenney.

On the centenary of Gustave Eiffel's death, we pay tribute to his iconic tower and celebrate other Chicago architects having left their mark on Chicago’s skyline, from William Le Baron Jenney, inventor of the skyscraper, who studied with Eiffel at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, to Jeanne Gang, reaching for the sky with the St. Regis tower.