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Old Posted Jan 29, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Absolutely, NYguy. In their own way, they are as sublime as the ESB.

The Brooklyn Bridge:


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The Verrazano Bridge:


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The George Washington Bridge:


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Per Wikipedia, Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) said of the George Washington Bridge:

"The George Washington Bridge over the Hudson is the most beautiful bridge in the world. Made of cables and steel beams, it gleams in the sky like a reversed arch. It is blessed. It is the only seat of grace in the disordered city. It is painted an aluminum color and, between water and sky, you see nothing but the bent cord supported by two steel towers. When your car moves up the ramp the two towers rise so high that it brings you happiness; their structure is so pure, so resolute, so regular that here, finally, steel architecture seems to laugh. The car reaches an unexpectedly wide apron; the second tower is very far away; innumerable vertical cables, gleaming against the sky, are suspended from the magisterial curve which swings down and then up. The rose-colored towers of New York appear, a vision whose harshness is mitigated by distance."
These are probably my three favorite bridges in New York. The Brooklyn Bridge because to me it is more the essence of New York than any other bridge in the city (tragically I had to see it destroyed twice this holiday season [I Am Legend, Cloverfield] ); the Verrazano Bridge because it reminds me of home, gives New York a record to hold (longest suspension bridge in the U.S.), and serves as the city's gateway; finally the GW because it is simply gorgeous, an exhibit of the marvels of engineering and the achievement of mankind.
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