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The Manhattan skyline which Áine Brazil has helped shape over the past few decades Picture: Getty

Galway native Áine Brazil has spent the last four decades shaping and reshaping the New York skyline, in her top role at engineering giant Thornton Tomasetti

As women in business go, Áine Brazil – the multi-award-winning engineer and vice-chairperson of New York engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti – is at the top of her game. Often literaslly so, given her company’s reputation for building the world’s tallest buildings.

The native of Salthill in Co Galway has spent almost 40 years sculpting the Big Apple’s skyline, grappling with the seemingly impossible logistics and technical dilemmas thrown up by the most densely populated urban...

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