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The Bridge - The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Author: Talese, Gay

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA


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The Bridge - The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge : <p>Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge - linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island - was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world.</p> <p>Gay Talese, then early in his career at the <i>New York Times</i>, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion - from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge. Now in a new, beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings, <i>The Bridge</i> remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese's consummate skills as a reporter and storyteller. His memorable narrative will help celebrate the bridge's fiftieth anniversary and captivate a new generation of readers.</p>

Category   Subject
Photography   Architectural & Industrial
Architecture   History
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781620406663
ISBN 10:1620406667
Size:11.34" l x 8.82" w x 0.91" h
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