3-27-08 - Picture & Information Roebling New York City...

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Description Roebling New York City 1883 Brooklyn Bridge Roebling owned a string cable company, leading him to bridge building. 1 st Bridge that was seen as a architectural style 1 st bridge with a pedestrian and car capability. Has touches of sublime movement (vastness of structure – defying nature) Has touches of Gothic as well, pointed arches on the piers. Sense of nationalism, truly American. Behrens Berlin, Germany 1909 AEG Turbine Factory Gropius and Le Corbusier (modernism architects) are interns on this project…pick up the trickery aspects. 1 st plant seen as an architectural problem. Client wanted something that would fit into the urban fabric. “cyclopean windows” – large panels of windows, shows technological prowess as well as lights up inside the factory. Appearance of steel columns on the side of the building, but the columns are connected to the ground, tricks the viewer into thinking the columns hold things up.
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