Twenty-one years in to the new millennium, innovative construction materials are altering Chicago in noticeable ways. CAC docent Kevin Griebenow highlights changes in skyscraper construction and engineering tied to recent material breakthroughs.
Join us for a deep dive into how several tall buildings constructed in Chicago since 2000 have been influenced by innovations in concrete, steel, other metals and glass. We will dissect the facades and structures of these buildings to better understand how various material elements come together to allow the design of tall buildings.
This program is supported by a gift of the Gary family in memory of Myra Gary and in honor of the Docents’ 50th Anniversary.
Presenter: Kevin Griebenow
Kevin Griebenow is a civil engineer with more than 25 years of experience inspecting and assessing the safety of dams. A CAC docent since 1993, he has led tours for guests of all ages. Griebenow has given presentations on structural engineering, the construction and engineering feats of the 1893 World’s Fair and the design history of dams.