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Unformatted text preview: Lizzy Drumm CEE 262B Midterm Key Concepts Grouped by artist: Eiffel:- France wanted to recapture glory it once had and the Eiffel tower served as the perfect symbol of the new world view, looking into the future, industrialization/progress- Tower o Scientific: function of carrying large loads o Symbolic: symbol of revived France- Viaducts: his designs were aesthetically pleasing, functional and cost efficient Eads:- Eads bridge is an example of how designers struggled to build new forms appropriate to the newly economical steel- The bridge was an effort to resurrect St. Louis symbolically and economically (Chicago was competition) Lindenthal:- Designed a array of diverse bridges, designed the Hell Gate Bridge - Saw bridge towers as both visual and structural- The towers of the Hell Gate Bridge as massive but actually unnecessary- Upper arch has little use, almost decorative- This structure wouldn’t classify as structural art Ammann:- Best example of structural steel art in this century...
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- Spring '08
- Structural Engineering, new world view, Maillart, Hell Gate Bridge, Freyssinet