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GATEWAYS TO NEW YORK

by Martin Witz

synopsis

The story of the great Swiss structural engineer, Othmar H. Ammann, who emigrated in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge building in America. Ammann's own life, career, and breathtaking constructions were framed by the steady, dynamic acceleration of 20th century America – the roaring twenties, mass motorization, the Great Depression, war, suburbanization, and the economic boom that led to modern consumer society.

international title: Gateways to New York
original title: Gateways to New York
country: Switzerland
sales agent: New Docs
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Martin Witz
film run: 88'
screenplay: Martin Witz
cinematography by: Patrick Lindenmaier
film editing: Stefan Kälin
music: Marcel Vaid
producer: Andres Pfaeffli, Elda Guidinetti, Silvana Bezzola Rigolini
production: Ventura Film, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, SRG SSR
distributor: Frenetic Films
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