The Brooklyn Bridge is one of my favorite buildings. I’ve studied its history and the story of how it was built is also a favorite.
Here’s a great quote from one of the bridge’s engineers:
Man is after all a finite being in capacities and powers of doing actual work. but when it comes to planning, one mind can in a few hours think out enough work to keep a thousand men employed for years. -Washington Roebling
Here’s an essay I wrote about design, engineering and the Brooklyn Bridge.