LIDO: SUN 15 & FRI 20 MAR, 2PM
CLASSIC: MON 16 & SUN 22 MAR, 7PM
Swiss structural engineer Othmar Hermann Amman redefined the art of bridge building in America. Amman’s own life, career, and breathtaking constructions were framed by the steady, dynamic acceleration of 20th century America: the roaring twenties, mass motorization, the Great Depression, war, suburbanisation, and the economic boom that led to modern consumer society.
Othmar Ammann’s life straddles the 19th century and the end of Classical Modernism, an era that he embodied in the truest sense of the word and which, as the most influential architect of steel bridges of his time, he fundamentally shaped.