Six Bridges: The Making of the New York Megalopolis

On View: 
Thursday, January 25, 1996 to Friday, April 19, 1996
Location: 
Paine Webber

Between 1925 and 1965, New York City became a world center for commerce, finance and culture. This exhibition of film clips, photographs, drawings, and maps, documents the six bridges instrumental in defining the metropolis: George Washington, Tri-borough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Verrazano-Narrows, and Bayonne. These bridges are the legacy of Swiss-born engineer, Othmar Ammann, widely considered the greatest bridge designer of the 20th century.