Virtual Tour: The Six Bridges of O.H. Ammann

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General Public$15.00 USD

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This program is accredited for 1.5 LU.

Join us for the latest installment in the Summer 2021 Infrastructure Tour Series!

Spanning the bustling, historic waterways of the New York City archipelago stand six great bridges built between 1931 and 1964. Executed by two rival public authorities, they were nonetheless designed by one man: engineer Othmar Herman Ammann. The Bayonne, George Washington, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and Verrazano-Narrows transformed the city and the region during a period when auto-mobility was understood and promoted as the logical evolution of transportation technology. As we reevaluate this legacy considering current realities, it is critical to explore the story behind this most dramatic and seductive of transportation infrastructure.

John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming installments of our Summer 2021 Infrastructure Tour Series! Future tours include:

Wednesday, August 18
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Subway Design of Squire J. Vickers