Othmar Ammann Civil engineer
Othmar Hermann Ammann (March 26, 1879 – September 22, 1965) was a Swiss-American structural engineer whose designs include the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge. Othmar Ammann was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1879. His father was a manufacturer and his mother was a hat maker. He received his engineering education at the Polytechnikum in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied with Swiss engineer Wilhelm Ritter. In 1904, he emigrated to the United States, spending his career working mostly in New York City. In 1905 he briefly returned to Switzerland to marry Lilly Selma Wehrli. Together they had 3 children- Werner, George, and Margaret- before she died in 1933. In 1924, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He then married Karly Vogt Noetzli in 1935 in California. Ammann wrote two reports about bridge collapses, the collapse of the Quebec Bridge and the collapse of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie). It was the report that he wrote about the failure of the Quebec Bridge in 1907 that first earned him recognition in the field of bridge design engineering.
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1. ETH Zurich Colleges/University
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) or ETH Zürich (ETHZ) is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university in the City of Zurich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), it is an integral part of the ETH Domain that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Home Affairs.
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels
1918 - 1925
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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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1. Ammann & Whitney
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Ammann & Whitney is a full-service architecture and engineering firm that provides design and construction services for public and private sector projects. The work of the firm includes new construction, renovations and adaptive reuse/historic preservation, interior design and sustainable design.
1. George Washington Bridge
2. Wards Island Bridge
3. Throgs Neck Bridge
4. Walt Whitman Bridge
5. Verrazano–Narrows Bridge
6. Goethals Bridge
7. Bronx–Whitestone Bridge
8. Bayonne Bridge
1964 National Medal of Science for Engineering
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For a half-century of distinguished leadership in the design of great bridges which combine beauty and utility with bold engineering concept and method.
1.Ammann & Whitney
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