Leaning Out Documentary on Leslie E. Robertson Premieres in New York

Pictured left to right: Leonard Myszynski; Jacinda Collins, AISC structural steel specialist (NYC); John Cross, former AISC vice president; SawTeen See, Robertson's wife and managing partner in Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Leslie E. Robertson; and Basia Myszynski. (Photo: AISC) 

The world premiere of the documentary film,  Leaning Out, the story of the acclaimed structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson, took place during the 2018 Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City last week. AISC was a co-producer of the film and was represented at the event. An exclusive pre-screening of the film was also held as part of SteelDay last month.

Told by the guru of high-rise structural design himself and those closest to him, with voices of visionary architects and engineering experts, the film recounts Robertson's storied career pioneering tall landmark structures, including New York's World Trade Center, and highlights his unique perspective on innovative uses of steel and wind engineering.

The film was directed and produced by Basia and Leonard Mysznski and written by Basia Mysznski. Other contributors include: ArcelorMittal (an AISC member); the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IW); the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT); the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Nucor Yamato Steel (an AISC member); Zekelman Industries, the parent company of Atlas Tube (an AISC member); and the Steel Institute of New York. Louis F. Geschwindner, former AISC vice president of engineering and research, is interviewed in the film.

To learn more and watch the movie trailer, see the film’s Facebook page.