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Virtual Modernism + Film: ‘Gateways to New York’
May 25 | 7:00 pmFree
Director Martin Witz’s documentary Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and His Bridges tells the story of the Swiss structural engineer Othmar H. Ammann, who emigrated to New York in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge-building in America. In addition to the iconic George Washington Bridge, a beacon of modernity, Ammann designed structures leading to the Bronx; Bayonne, New Jersey; and spanning the Verrazano-Narrows connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn. His work reflects the dynamics of the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, world war, and suburbanization.