Month: July 2016

A Fourth Of July Thought

A lot of our most famous national monuments are structurally weird. That is, of course, the Statue of Liberty’s right shoulder. If it seems odd, you’re just not used to looking at people from inside their skin. The interior structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel, a man who knew his way around wrought-iron and steel skeletons, but …

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Short-Span Bridges

There’s a history of bridges between buildings, over streets, in New York. A long history. The 1989 pedestrian bridge over Trinity Place, a block from our office, ran between the Trinity Church yard and the parish offices at 74 Trinity Place. But 74 Trinity is gone, demolished in the last few months to make way …

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