AADFF: Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his Bridges

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Jan 26 1:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Switzerland
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Martin Witz

Description

Canadian Premiere! 

Othmar Ammann left Switzerland in 1904 to redefine the art of bridge-building in America - and went on to design more than half of the eleven bridges that still connect New York City to this day. Beyond Ammann’s life and work, the film focuses on a chapter of contemporary history rarely told from this perspective: the early 20th century, motorisation, urbanisation and a burgeoning consumer society. His bridges remain icons of 20th Century engineering and design.

In German and English, with English subtitles.

Additional Information

ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrate the architects, artists and designers who have shaped our world at Toronto’s newest film festival. Featuring special guests and exciting panel discussions.