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10 Projects Which Define the Architecture of Transit

04:00 - 29 August, 2016
10 Projects Which Define the Architecture of Transit , Courtesy of Detroit Publishing co. via US Library of Congress (Public Domain)
Courtesy of Detroit Publishing co. via US Library of Congress (Public Domain)

Architecture inherently appears to be at odds with our mobile world – while one is static, the other is in constant motion. That said, architecture has had, and continues to have, a significant role in facilitating the rapid growth and evolution of transportation: cars require bridges, ships require docks, and airplanes require airports.

In creating structures to support our transit infrastructure, architects and engineers have sought more than functionality alone. The architecture of motion creates monuments – to governmental power, human achievement, or the very spirit of movement itself. AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. Here we've assembled seven projects which stand as enduring symbols of a civilization perpetually on the move. 

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Video: Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling / Great Spaces

09:00 - 10 February, 2012

Check out Great Spaces’ clip on the Brooklyn Bridge, one of New York’s amazing infrastructure feats.  The construction of the bridge was a family affair as it was designed by John Roebling in the late 1860s and then completed by his son and daughter-in-law.  One must imagine New York’s “skyline” of the 1800s to fully understand the innovation and the magnitude of such a massive project.  For more about Roebling’s bridge, be sure to view our AD Classics coverage.

AD Classics: The Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling

00:00 - 17 March, 2011
AD Classics: The Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling

AD Classics: The Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling AD Classics: The Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling AD Classics: The Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling AD Classics: The Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Architect

    John Roebling
  • References

    McCullough, David. The Great Bridge
  • Project Year

    1883