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Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his bridges (2019)

The adventurous saga of the Swiss bridge builder Othmar H. Ammann, who moved to America as a young engineer - and created modern icons in New York with his visionary suspension bridges.

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Martin Witz
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The story of the great Swiss engineer Othmar H. Ammann, who moves away in 1904 and redefines the rules of bridge construction in America - for decades and in a spectacular way. The beginning of motorisation, the post-war years, urbanisation and the consumer society: Ammann is not only in the middle of it, he is with his bridges a dynamic player, an agent of progress - and the belief in it. Written by ventura film

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It's a pity Ammann can't live another hundred years. For then he'd build a bridge over the ocean.

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 April 2019 (Switzerland) See more »

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Switzerland See more »

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SRG - SSR, Ventura Film See more »
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Ammann, an unsung hero
8 April 2019 | by walter-amslerSee all my reviews

Great documentary highlighting more than half a century of progress and the emergence of some of the great landmark bridges of New York. We learn about the people behind it, getting insights not only on the amazing engineering achievements but also the iron workers and their courage....


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