Virtual Modernism + Film | Gateways to New York

Location
This program is a virtual event hosted on Vimeo.
Date
Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

Gateways to New York

Directed by Martin Witz, Gateways to New York 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 the United States. Amman’s own life, career, and breathtaking constructions were framed by the steady, dynamic acceleration of 20th century America – the roaring twenties, mass motorization, the Great Depression, war, suburbanization, and the economic boom that led to modern consumer society. In addition to the George Washington Bridge, a beacon of modernity, Ammann’s most important projects in New York are the Bayonne Bridge, the Triborough, the Bronx Whitestone, Throgs Neck Bridge, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Othmar Ammann's life straddles the 19th century and the end of Classical Modernism, an era that he embodied in the truest sense of the word and which, as the most influential architect of steel bridges of his time, he fundamentally shaped.

Registration

This film is free of charge and will be screened through Vimeo. Registration required by Wednesday, May 19. You will receive a separate email on Thursday, May 20 from info@bechtler.org at noon and one hour prior to your event start time that will include a link to access the program online. 

Please be sure to authorize and add info@bechtler.org to your email recipient list to ensure delivery of your viewing link. 

View the trailer of Gateways to New York below. 

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