I love this picture.  The way the grid converges looks almost like metal sun’s rays. The Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel-wire suspension bridge. I think New York’s bridges to be art, not just architecture.

There’s a long, rich history behind this bridge, including the fact that due to a series of tragedies,  it took John Roebling, then his son Washington, and ultimately Washington’s wife, Emily to see its construction through. 

The cables that hold up (the Brooklyn Bridge) on big stone piers are beautiful and not hidden. It’s metal in your face ? taking traditional material and putting it to use in a way that you can see what it can do. ~ Alan Goodheart

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New York City skyline through the wires of the Brooklyn Bridge (opened in 1883).  

Photo: Chris Taylor  (2008)

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~ by The Gallery Goddess on September 30, 2011.

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