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Saturday, 10/19, 10:15am - 1pm
Location
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW

This special version of our Around Manhattan: Bridges, Infrastructure, and the Evolving City boat tour will focus on the work of Swiss-American structural engineer Othmar H. Ammann, who emigrated to New York in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge building in America. Ammann designed more than half of the eleven bridges that connect New York City to the rest of the United States. In addition to his seminal George Washington Bridge, Ammann’s most important projects in New York include the Bayonne Bridge, the Triborough Bridge, the Bronx Whitestone Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

This tour is held in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland and the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), who will be screening the new documentary film Gateways to New York, chronicling the adventurous saga of Ammann, who moved to America as a young engineer, creating modern icons in New York with his visionary suspension bridges. We are pleased to welcome the film’s director, Martin Witz, as a guest on board this special tour, and as an introductory speaker. The film is being co-presented at ADFF by the Consulate General of Switzerland. 

Your ticket to this cruise includes a free ticket to the Architecture & Design Film Festival; more information is available through the cruise registration link.

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), held this year from October 16-20 in NYC, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design.

Please Note: As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.

Organized by
AIA New York, Classic Harbor Line, and Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Saturday, 10/19, 10:15am - 1pm
Location
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
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