Author and illustrator Donald MacDonald evokes all the mythic splendor and danger of the "Titan of Bridges" in his book, Bay Bridge: History and Design of a New Icon. As the architect of the new eastern span of the bridge, MacDonald brings intimate knowledge of the technical, political, and geological hurdles involved in its construction." - ForeWord Reviews
Bay Bridge: History and Design of a New Iconby Donald MacDonald
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An innovative landmark a quarter century in the making, the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge represents the latest spectacular chapter in the history of this storied structure. The new bridge's architect, Donald MacDonald, teams up with author Ira Nadel to create this illuminating book. With friendly text and charming illustrations, Bay Bridge reveals the design decisions that have shaped the evolution of the bridge over the last century—from the history of the original bridge, through the planning of the new span, to the construction of its signature 525-foot-high white tower. In the same elegant package as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, this volume makes a lovely souvenir for San Francisco devotees, architecture buffs, and tourists.
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Meet the Author
Donald MacDonald, award-winning architect, lives in San Francisco.
Ira Nadel is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and lives in Vancouver, B.C.
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