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New York Architectural Structures - Chapter Summary
This detailed examination of New York architectural structures can ensure you understand important facts about the Bayonne Bridge, Empire State Building, Throgs Neck Bridge and more. Find out how much you understand about these structures using our multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam. Around-the-clock access lets you study this chapter anytime your schedule permits. Use our Dashboard to track your progress or submit lesson topic questions to our experts. When finished, you will be able to:
- Discuss Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux and their design of Central Park
- Describe the design of the Goethals Bridge
- Share the history of the Hell Gate Bridge
- Explain how the Manhattan Bridge was constructed and discuss its history
- Provide facts about the Queensboro Bridge and Verrazano Bridge
- Detail how the Williamsburg Bridge and Peace Bridge were constructed
- Discuss the Empire State Building's architecture style
1. Bayonne Bridge: History & Facts
In this lesson, we explore the planning and construction behind the Bayonne Bridge that connects New Jersey to Staten Island in New York. It was the longest steel arch bridge in the world from 1931-1977.
2. Goethals Bridge: History & Design
The Goethals Bridge is a rare symbol of connection and cooperation between New York and New Jersey, so why are they tearing it down? In this lesson, we'll explore the history of this structure and see why it's being replaced.
3. Hell Gate Bridge: History & Facts
The Hell Gate Bridge is a unique structure that has become an important visual landmark. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and design of this bridge, and see how it's been used over time.
4. History of Throgs Neck Bridge In NY
The Throgs Neck Bridge is one of the many that helps keep traffic in New York City manageable, or at least as manageable as it can be. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and design of this bridge, and see where it fits in New York's transportation development.
5. Manhattan Bridge: Construction, History & Facts
The Manhattan Bridge is one of New York's great bridges, but it's not the one we talk about the most. In this lesson, we'll see why that is an examine other aspects of this structure's construction, design, and place in engineering history.
6. Queensboro Bridge: History & Facts
In this lesson, we will learn about the Queensboro Bridge in New York City. We will examine the history of the bridge, highlight key developments, and understand its importance and impact.
7. Verrazano Bridge: History & Facts
New York is full of bridges, and lucky for us, they're all full of history. In this lesson, we'll check out the Verrazano Bridge and explore the stories behind it.
8. Williamsburg Bridge: Construction, History & Facts
Few things symbolize New York as well as the Williamsburg Bridge. In this lesson, we're going to explore the history of this structure and see what it has meant to the city.
9. Peace Bridge: History & Construction
The Peace Bridge is a symbol of peace (unsurprisingly). In this lesson, we'll find out which peace this celebrates, and learn about the design and construction of this important structure.
10. Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux: Designing Central Park
Considering the valuable real estate surrounding it, there is no surprise that it was a challenge to build New York's Central Park. This lesson will examine the architects that designed the parks and the challenges they encountered.
11. Empire State Building Architecture Style
The Empire State Building is one of the most recognizable structures in the world, but where does it fit in terms of architectural styles? In this lesson, we'll explore the design of this iconic building and see how its design has defined it for the world.
12. The Architecture of Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center in New York City is made up of 19 buildings that were chiefly designed by architect Raymond Hood. In this lesson, we'll talk about the architecture of the Rockefeller Center.
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- Architecture of Cities
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- Bridges of the World
- Notable US Sights
- Garden Designs & History
- Famous Architectural Works
- Architectural Structures in Spain
- Bridges in the Mid-Atlantic States
- Bridges in the South Atlantic States
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- European Bridges
- Italian Architectural Structures
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- Massachusetts Bridges
- Oregon Bridges
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