Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
When: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:30 pm
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: Barry Lewis
Details: The Brooklyn Bridge was an outstanding achievement on many levels. Completed in 1883, it was a major example of America’s growing technological prowess, laying down the practical foundations for the five-borough city of the future. Join Barry Lewis as he looks back at the origins of the Bridge, the brilliant husband-and-wife team that created it, and the city of Brooklyn’s response: a new elevated train system that would rearrange Brooklyn’s high-society geography.
Barry Lewis an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum, is the former co-host of a popular walking tour series on PBS.
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