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Walking the Walk with Steel
Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 3, 2011 at 9:56 AM.

Lincoln Center, host of New York’s semi-annual Fashion Week, is adding a new kind of catwalk this spring; a steel pedestrian bridge that will span across 65th Street, linking the main campus to the Rose Building and Julliard, according to an article in The Architects Newspaper.

 

“It’s basically a series of flat steel plates that have been welded together,” said Michael Hundsnurscher, project architect for NYC-based design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro. “But the main thing carrying the load is the stressed skin structure.” The article states the metallic bulk also forms the guardrail on the
east side, while the thinner west side utilizes a glass guard.
Hundsnurscher worked with structural engineer Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners to create an effect that makes the bridge appear very light when viewed from Broadway and almost sculptural when viewed from Amsterdam Avenue.

 

According to the article the bridge represents the last component of the Center’s renovation project. Go here to read more and view images of the renderings and design plans.


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