TALL BUILDINGS LECTURES: Bill Baker
William F. Baker is interviewed by Jeremy Chen '11, Elizabeth Nadelman '11 and Maryann Wachter '11. The Structural Engineering Partner for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Baker is best known for developing the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure.
This collection of talks on skyscrapers includes interviews with three giants in the field of structural engineering -- Bill Baker, Leslie Robertson, and Guy Nordenson -- as well as a lecture by David Billington on Fazlur Khan.
These experts hold forth a wide range of subjects, from design inspiration to sustainability to cultural differences in building.
These talks were sponsored by Princeton's department of civil and environmental engineering.