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BUILDING
 
 
Golden Gate Bridge
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DESIGNER
 
 
Joseph Strauss

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
California
County
San Francisco
Town
San Francisco
Address
Redwood Highway (Route 101)
 
 
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Transport and road system infrastructures
Bridges and viaducts
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1933    
Realisation
1937
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  X-Men. The Last Stand
Directed by
Brett Ratner
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2006
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Ben Foster, Aaron Stanford, Olivia Williams, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Vinnie Jones, Daniel Cudmore, Michael Murphy, Eric Dane, Mei Melançon, Ken Leung, Dania Ramirez, Josef Sommer, Bill Duke, Cameron Bright Anthony Heald
Building's role
Appreciable
 
Title
  The Joy of Life
Directed by
Jenni Olson
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2005
Cast
Harriet Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Building's role
Considerable
 
Title
  Coach Carter
Directed by
Thomas Carter
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2005
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown, Debbi Morgan, Ashanti, Rick Gonzalez, Antwon Tanner, Nana Gbewonyo, Channing Tatum
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  The Core
Directed by
Jon Amiel
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2003
Cast
Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, DJ Qualls, Richard Jenkins, Tchéky Karyo, Bruce Greenwood, Alfre Woodard
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Hulk
Directed by
Ang Lee
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2003
Cast
Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Josh Lucas, Sam Elliott, Cara Buono
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  The Sweetest Thing
Directed by
Roger Kumble
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2002
Cast
Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, Jason Bateman, Parker Posey, Johnny Messner
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Boys and Girls
Directed by
Robert Iscove
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2000
Cast
Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs, Amanda Detmer, Alyson Hannigan, Monica Arnold
Building's role
Appreciable
 
Title
  Bicentennial Man
Directed by
Chris Columbus
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1999
Cast
Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Wendy Crewson, Hellie Kate Eisenberg, Embeth Davidtz, Lindze Letherman, Oliver Platt, Kiersten Warren, George Wallace
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Seven Girlfriends
Directed by
Paul Lazarus
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1999
Cast
Laura Leighton, Tim Daly, Olivia d'Abo, Neal Lerner, Arye Gross, Adilah Barnes, Kathleen Freeman, Lindsay Sloane, Michael B. Silver, Mimi Rogers, Katy Selverstone, Alan F. Smith, Stephanie Erb, Jessica Hecht, Melora Hardin
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  The Rock
Directed by
Michael Bay
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1996
Cast
Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, David Morse, William Forsythe, Luenell Campbell, Michael Biehn, Vanessa Marcil, John C. McGinley, Gregory Sporleder, Tony Todd, Bokeem Woodbine, Jim Maniaci, Greg Collins, Brendan Kelly, Claire Forlani
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Interview with the Vampire. The Vampire Chronicles
Directed by
Neil Jordan
Nationality
usa
Year of production
1994
Cast
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Jack the Bear
Directed by
Marshall Herskovitz
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1993
Cast
Danny De Vito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Stefan Gierasch, Andrea Marcovicci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reese Witherspoon, Lee Garlington
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Star Trek VI. The Undiscovered Country
Directed by
Nicholas Meyer
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1991
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Kim Cattrall, Rosanna DeSoto, Kurtwood Smith, David Warner, Iman, Brock Peters, Mark Lenard, Michael Dorn
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  The Presidio
Directed by
Peter Hyams
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1988
Cast
Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden, Dana Gladstone, Mark Blum
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Star Trek IV. The Voyage Home
Directed by
Leonard Nimoy
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1986
Cast
William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Robin Curtis, Catherine Hicks, Jane Wyatt, Mark Lenard, Brock Peters, Robert Ellenstein, John Schuck
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  A View to a Kill
Directed by
John Glen
Nationality
UK
Year of production
1985
Cast
Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Christopher Walken, Patrick Bauchau, Patrick Macnee, David Yip, Fiona Fullerton, Manning Redwood, Dolph Lundgren, Desmond Llewelyn, Carole Ashby, Robert Brown, Walter Gotell, Jean Rougerie, Daniel Benzali, Joe Flood, Nike Clarke, Alison Doody, Geoffrey Keen, Lois Maxwell, Papillon Soo Soo, Mary Stavin
Building's role
Considerable
 
Title
  Time after Time
Directed by
Nicholas Meyer
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1979
Cast
Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Superman
Directed by
Richard Donner
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1978
Cast
Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty, Marc McClure, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Susannah York, Jeff East, Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Trevor Howard, Diane Sherry, Rex Everhart
Building's role
Appreciable
 
Title
  High Anxiety
Directed by
Mel Brooks
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1977
Cast
Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Dick Van Patten, Howard Morris
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Herbie rides again
Directed by
Robert Stevenson
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1974
Cast
Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Buddy Hackett, Keenan Wynn, Ken Berry, John McIntire
Building's role
Appreciable
 
Title
  Magnum Force
Directed by
Ted Post
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1973
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Maurice Argent, Margaret Avery, Richard Devon, Tony Giorgio
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Dirty Harry
Directed by
Don Siegel
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1971
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Andrew Robinson, Reni Santoni, John Larch, John Vernon
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  The Love Bug
Directed by
Robert Stevenson
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1969
Cast
Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn, Benson Fong, Andy Granatelli, Gary Owens, Gil Lamb, Pete Renondet
Building's role
Appreciable
 
Title
  Der Tod im roten Jaguar [Death in the Red Jaguar]
Directed by
Harald Reinl
Nationality
West Germany, Italy
Year of production
1968
Cast
George Nader, Heinz Weiss, Daniela Surina, Friedrich Schütter, Carl Lange, Giuliano Raffaelli, Herbert Stass, Grit Boettcher, Gert Haucke, Karin Schröder, Kurt Jaggberg, Charles Wakefield, Manuela Schmitz, Ilse Steppat, Britt Lindberg
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Vertigo
Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1959
Cast
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Dark Passage
Directed by
Delmer Daves
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1947
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea, Clifton Young
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  The Maltese Falcon
Directed by
John Huston
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1941
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook Jr., Gladys George, Jerome Cowan, Ward Bond, Barton MacLane, James Burke, John Hamilton, Emory Parnell, Walter Huston
Building's role
Marginal
 
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Donald MacDonald, Golden Gate Bridge, Chronicle Books, San Francisco 2008
Bernhard Graf, Brücken. Die die Welt verbinden, Prestel, München 2002, pp. 90-91
tr.en.: Bridges that Changed the World, Prestel, München 2002, pp. 90-91
Richard J. Dietrich, Faszination Brücken, Callwey, München 1998, pp. 194-202
Judith Dupré, Bridges, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1997, pp. 82-83
Antoine Picon, L'art de l'ingénieur, Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1997, pp. 211-212
David J. Brown, Bridges, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York 1993, pp. 104-105
Marcel Prade, Les grands ponts du monde. Hors d'Europe, Brissaud, Poitiers 1990, pp. 146-147
John Van der Zee, The Gate, Simon & Schuster, New York 1986
Donald C. Jackson, Great American Bridges and Dams, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1984, pp. 278-280
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 13 [I. La genesi dell’architettura moderna]
Paul Bonatz, Brücken, Karl Robert Langewiesche Verlag, Königstein im Taunus 1956, pp. 111-112
Joseph B. Strauss, The Golden Gate Bridge Report of the Chief Engineer to the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, San Francisco 1938
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Lenght
m. 2,737 (ft. 8,991)
main span m. 1,280 (ft. 4,199)
Height
pylons m. 227,4
Number
6 lane road
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STAFF
 
Architect
Irving Foster Morrow
Structural consultant
Othmar Herrmann Ammann
Charles Derleth, Jr.
Leon Solomon Moisseiff
Construction supervision
Russel G. Cone
Developer
Bethlehem Steel Co.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
 
 
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