Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect New York City to Brooklyn. It is located across the East River. The total length of the bridge is 6016 feet. Before the bridge was built, people used to have to cross the river by ferry. The Brooklyn Bridge was the first long-span suspension bridge. It was used to carry cars and also the first to use steel. It is also one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, which has been serving New Yorkers for nearly 125 years. The construction of the bridge was a family effort by the Roebling family. John Roebling designed the bridge then his son continued working on the bridge since John suffered and died from tetanus from all the difficult labor. The bridge cost $18 million dollars. The way that they built this bridge was through a way of building called cassions and it was the first to use steel for its cable wire. John had designed the bridge to be six times stronger than he thought it needed to be and 250 extra cables were added to the design. Cassions were boxes that were made out of wood with no bottoms. The workers had to keep the waters from rushing in and men inside dug away at the mud and at the bottom of the river. Work inside caissons was hard labor. This is because you could die from coming up to fast. The disease was called “caisson disease”, but today we call it “the bends”. John Roebling’s son, Bedridden; developed this disease but he determined to stay in charge. He used a telescope to watch over the bridge’s progress. He told his wife his orders and she passed them on to the workers. During Bedridden’s illness a blast wrecked a caisson, a fire damaged another one and a cable snapped from its anchorage and crashed into the river. Even though all these problems occurred, and a total of 27 were found dead during the construction, workers still continued to build. After 14 years, Roebling successfully managed and took charge of the completion of one of the most famous bridges in the world, without even leaving his apartment! He was physically able to leave his apartment,…
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Video: Katy Perry preforming Roar at the VMA’s under Brooklyn Bridge
Narration: Bri: In case you missed it, here was my awesome performance of Roar, my song that is number one on the iTunes charts right now *ahem* Lady Gaga wakes up from snoring and looks around, then stars snoring again* at the VMA’s under the Brooklyn Bridge. I mean, honestly, how could you have missed that?!?!?!
Music: Roar by Katy Perry Roar (video)
historical landmarks that New York had to offer and thinking of the many people who struggled to make those astonishing contributions.
In “Summer: The Way to Highland Park” (1951), Kazin takes us into his childhood in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, describing his America with such tactile distinction that we too can “taste the damp sweetness of Italian cheese” and “see the clumps of red and brown meat dripping off [the] sausage rings” (Kazin 332). “You cannot grow up in that kind of environment…
amount of time in a day that people could work, and do recreational activities more easily and safer.
Bessemer Process – Process of purifying iron, creating strong lightweight steel.
Suspension Bridges – A bridge that has a roadway suspended by cables. The first of which was the Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River in New York City. Made possible by strong steel cables produced by the Bessemer Process.
Time Zone – Delegates from 27 countries established a division of the globe into 24…
transitions from one shot to the next, some delicate, some bold, all of them so alert we’re not always sure what we just saw. For example, in the beginning of the movie, we see Ryan Gosling sitting on the ground in front of a burning car on the Brooklyn Bridge. The camera circles around him a few times and Gosling gets up to walk away and then all of a sudden the scene has changed to a different man’s face getting up out of bed.
Towards the end of the movie when strange things keep happening to Sam…
want to show my favorite one to you. It is called “bridge”, and it was painted by Joseph Stella. He was an American but born in Italy, Stella immigrated to the United States at the age of eighteen, and his paintings always express the shock and admiration he felt as a European who came to Manhattan from an older, more traditional culture. Stella moved to Brooklyn in 1916, and crossed this bridge regularly. He did several paintings of the bridge, all from the same viewpoint. His perspective captures…
HEALTH DISPARITIES ALONG THE 4/5 SUBWAY:
Residents of the poorest NYC neighborhoods die earlier
than other New Yorkers
New Yorkers in poor neighborhoods, such
as the South Bronx (East 180th Street),
Harlem (125th Street) and Central
Brooklyn (Crown Heights), are twice as
likely to die early than those who live in
richer areas, such as the Upper East Side
(86th St.) A trip on the number 4 train
shows the disparities in the percent of
people dying prematurely* across New
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The purpose of this report was to critically evaluate the layout and customer flow of the recently redeveloped Toitu Otago Settlers Museum for the CEO of the Brooklyn Museum. I found that the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum had used all four types of facilities layout effectively to achieve the organisational purpose of educating people about the character, culture, technology, art, fashion, and transport that shaped…
Describe the bridge and how it distributes the forces acting on it. Including an explanation of what makes this type different then beam bridge.
A cantilever bridge could be said to be a variation on the basic beam bridge. The roadway of the bridge is held in place by cantilevers, which are long structures, or arms, projecting out into the water, but which are anchored on only one end. A diving board is a good example of a cantilever: although anchored on only one end, it can…
imagination was our ultimate creating power. This belief strongly counter acted the Enlightenment Period, which believed in reason. During this period of time, and even today, people use imagination to help perceive and create the world they live in. The Brooklyn College states, “Imagination is the primary faculty for creating all art”. This thought process help shaped all forms of Romantic art.
Nature itself was extremely important to the Romantics. These people saw nature as a work of art.
Peyote solidities of halls, backyard green tree cemetery dawns, wine drunk-
enness over the rooftops, storefront boroughs of teahead joyride neon
blinking traffic light, sun and moon and tree vibrations in the roaring
winter dusks of Brooklyn, ashcan rantings and kind king light of
who chained themselves to subways for the endless ride from Battery to holy
Bronx on benzedrine until the noise of wheels and children brought
them down shuddering mouth-wracked and battered…