This is the story of Leslie E Robertson, the lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center. Robertson oversaw the construction of the tallest building on the planet and is haunted by its collapse and the events of September 11, 2001.
Driven by Robertson’s pacifism and activism, as well as a powerful collaboration with engineer SawTeen See, Leaning Out showcases the innovation of the Twin Towers and takes a deeper look into the buildings that symbolize so much.
Directors: Basia and Leonard Myszynski
2018 / 59 min / USA / D.C. Premiere
This feature film will be screened in the Museum's Great Hall. Please note that the Great Hall theater will utilize wireless headsets. To check out your device, you will be required to leave a credit card or valid driver's license on file with a National Building Museum staff member.
This feature film is followed by Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School.
Director: Cheryl Hess
2018 / 4 min / USA
The Spring Garden School No. 1 in North Philadelphia had been vacant and abandoned for nearly 30 years before the Philadelphia Housing Authority teamed with the non-profit Help USA to convert the property into affordable housing.
Following the screening, hear a conversation between Leslie R. Robertson, SawTeen See, Design Director for the Robert Bird Group New York office, and National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd.
The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. is presented by the National Building Museum with the Revada Foundation.
1.0 LU (AIA)
$12 Museum | $5 Student | $15 Non-member | $135 All Access
Get the All Access Pass which includes the opening night, reception, and auto-registration to all screenings.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Image Credit: Still from Leaning Out directed by Basia and Leonard Myszynski, 2018.