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BUILDING
 
 
Brooklyn Bridge (Great East River Bridge)
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DESIGNER
 
 
John Augustus Roebling

Washington Roebling

Wilhelm Hildenbrand

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
East River (Park Row, Manhatthan/Adams St., Brooklyn)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Transport and road system infrastructures
Bridges, viaducts, causeway
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1869    
Realisation
1883
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AWARDS
 
1964
National Historic Landmark
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Superman Returns
Directed by
Bryan Singer
Nationality
USA-Australia
Year of production
2006
Cast
Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Fantastic 4
Directed by
Tim Story
Nationality
USA-Germany
Year of production
2005
Cast
Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Team America. World Police
Directed by
Trey Parker
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2004
Cast
Building's role
Marginal
Annotations
Cartoon
Title
  Gangs of New York
Directed by
Martin Scorsese
Nationality
USA-Germany-Italy-UK-Netherlands
Year of production
2002
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Barbara Bouchet
Building's role
Marginal
Title
  Godzilla
Directed by
Roland Emmerich
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1998
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner, Kevin Dunn
Building's role
Considerable
Title
  Deep Impact
Directed by
Mimi Leder
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1998
Cast
Elijah Wood, Téa Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Leelee Sobieski, Robert Duvall
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Oliver & Company
Directed by
George Scribner
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1988
Cast
Building's role
Appreciable
Annotations
Disney cartoon, from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Title
  Sophie's Choice
Directed by
Alan J. Pakula
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1982
Cast
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol
Building's role
Marginal
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Heike Werner, New York City für Architekten, Heike Werner Verlag, München 2004, pp. 260-261
Dušan Stanimirović (photo), "Quei favolosi anni", Meridiani 116, marzo 2003 [New York], pp. 142-143 (142-147)

Meridiani 116, marzo 2003 [New York], "Da vedere" p. 176 (176-179)
Bernhard Graf, Bridges that Changed the World, Prestel, München 2002, pp. 72-73
Sharon Reier, The Bridges of New York, Dover Publications Inc., Mineola (USA) 2000, pp. 10-27
Charles J. Ziga, New York Landmarks, Dove Tail Books, 1999, pp. 12-13
Judith Dupré, Bridges, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1997, pp. 54-55
Antoine Picon, L'art de l'ingénieur, Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1997, pp. 94-96
Marcel Prade, Les grands ponts du monde. Hors d'Europe, Brissaud, Poitiers (France) 1990, pp. 115-117
Donald C. Jackson, Great American Bridges and Dams, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1984, pp. 130-132
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 428-429 [VIII. Tradizione moderna e primo razionalismo negli Stati Uniti]
Alan Trachtenberg, Brooklyn Bridge. Fact and Symbol, Oxford University Press, New York 1965
Alfred C. Barnes, The New York and Brooklyn Bridge, J.H. Fisher, New York 1883
Washington A. Roebling, Pneumatic tower foundations of the East River suspension bridge, Averell & Peckett, printers, New York 1873
Washington A. Roebling, Report of the Chief Engineer of East River bridge, 1872
John A. Roebling, New York Bridge Company, on the proposed East River bridge, Daily Eagle Print, New York 1867
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CLIENT
 
 
The New York Bridge Company
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Lenght
bridge m. 1.298 (3,455.5 ft.)
main span m. 487 (1,595.5 ft.)
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
John A. Roebling submitted designs for the Brooklyn Bridge, but died shortly before construction began while surveying the site. His foot was injured and he died of lockjaw (tetanus). His son Washington Roebling continued work on the design. He himself suffered an attack of the bends and was confined to an apartment overlooking the construction site. Emily Roebling, his wife, relayed his instructions to the workers and was practically chief engineer until the bridge was completed.
 
 
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