TALL BUILDINGS LECTURES: Leslie Robertson
Leslie Robertson is interviewed by Meg Lee '11 and Jasmine Low '11.
Structure magazine describes Robertson as "a creative pioneer and visionary for new engineering concepts and applying computers in design," and says that his work "has greatly advanced the art and the science of structural engineering theory, not only for skyscrapers but also for long-span roofs, domes and bridges."
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. The 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.