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Othmar H. Ammann Collection

Type of Material: Articles, books, translated correspondence, and multimedia
Personal Name: Othmar H. Ammann
Collection ID: Collection 377
Creator: Margot Ammann Durrer
Extent: 1.3 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1904-2006

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Title
Othmar H. Ammann Collection
Collection 377

Creator
Margot Ammann Durrer

Provenance
Donated by Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer, M.D., (daughter) in 2002.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note
1.3 cubic ft. of articles, books, translated correspondence, and multimedia; 105 page scrapbook that chronicles the professional and personal life of Othmar H. Ammann, as compiled by his daughter, Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer.

About
Othmar Hermann Ammann (1879–1965) was born in Switzerland, came to the United States in 1904, and was naturalized in 1924. He served from 1925–1939 with the Port of New York Authority and was its director of engineers from 1937 to 1939. An authority on bridges, he participated in either the designing or the construction of Hell Gate, George Washington, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, and Verrazano-Narrows (at its opening in 1964, the longest and heaviest suspension bridge in the world) bridges in New York City, and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.                        

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processing completed by Kristen J. Nyitray, with the assistance of F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, January 2009. Updated February 2014.

Language
English and German.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.

Citation
[Item], [Box], Othmar H. Ammann Collection, Special Collections and University Libraries, Stony Brook University Libraries.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Othmar H. Ammann, 1879-1965, 60 Years of Bridge Building. Translation of Text in Technorama Exhibit handbook.

Folder 2

Excerpt from Shanor, Rebecca Read. The City That Never Was. 14 pages

Doig, Jameson W. "A Bridge Builder." Seaport. Fall 2000. pp. 6-13

Jablow, Valerie. "Othmar Ammann’s Glory." Smithsonian. October 1989. pp. 34, 36, 38

Six Bridges: The Making of a Modern Metropolis. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. 2 pages

Petroski, Henry. "The Anonymous Profession." American Scientist. July-August 1992. pp. 318-321

Petroski, Henry. "Engineers as Writers." American Scientist. September-October 1993. pp. 419-423

Just, Leopold H. Letter to Ammann, Margot, September 12, 1988. 2 pages with attached articles:
Stearns, Edward W. "George Washington Bridge: Organization, Construction Procedure, and Contract Provisions." American Society of Civil Engineers – Transactions. Paper No. 1819. Written 1931, Published 1933. pp. 66-69. 4 pages
Ammann, Othmar Hermann biography from Modern Men of Science. McGraw-Hill, 1966

Stussi, Fritz. Othmar H. Ammann. Sein Beitrag Zur Entwicklung des Bruckenbaus. Basel und Stuttgart, 1974. pp. 82-90. 9 pages

Billington, David. "Creative Connections: Bridges as Art." Civil Engineering. March 1990. pp. 50-53. 4 pages

Bahrampour, Tara. "A Powerful New Lens for a Little Red Landmark." New York Times. October 21, 2001

"Six Bridges: The Making of a Modern Metropolis".

Othmar H. Ammann, 1879-1965. Centennial Celebration Stamp (copy). Swiss, February 1979

"Great Projects". Website. 11 pages: http://www.pbs.org/greatprojects/about/bridgingny.html

Interview with Gay Talese, former New York Times writer and author of "The Bridge" for program three: "Bridging New York" from "Great Projects." PBS. 9 pages.

Interview with David Billington, Princeton University Professor for program three: "Bridging New York" from "Great Projects." PBS. 18 pages.

"NY’s Man with a Span." New York Post. Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

"Six Bridges: The Making of a Modern Metropolis" from North Carolina Transportation Museum.

"Othmar Ammann’s Glory" from Smithsonian Magazine.

"The Bayonne Bridge." Bayonne Historical Society, Inc. 70th Anniversary Program. September 13, 2001.

"Bayonne Bridge." Facts. The Port Authority of NY and NJ. Pamphlet.

"New York’s Other Master Bridge Builder." New York Times. Sunday, April 16, 2000.

"City Bridge Creator, 85, Keeps Watchful Eye on His Landmarks." New York Times. Thursday, March 26, 1964. Facsimile copy.

Frieder, David. "Bridgeman." Photo Techniques. Sept./Oct. 2001.

Frieder, Dave. Forum. 2, 2000. Hasselblad. p. 35.

"Dave, the Bridge Man." Photographer. Artist Statement, Bio.

ASMP. NJ Gallery. On Dave Frieder.

"Our History." New Jersey Record. August 15, 1999. 2 pages.

"Big Town Chronicles." New York Daily News.
"George the 26th." May 4, 2000.
"Best Interests." June 8, 2000.
"Traffic from All Over." June 22, 2000.

"For Rebuilders, Inspiration All Around." New York Times. Friday, October 5, 2001.

"Our History." The Record. (NJ). Sunday, August 15, 1999.

"Life: Picture of the Day." http://www.lifemag.com. August 30, 2001.

"Brawn, Bucks and Brains." New York Times. March 26, 2001. 4 pages.

"Gorgeous George." New Yorker Magazine. March 26, 2001.

"’79 Centennial Year of Harrison Resident Othmar Ammann, George Washington Bridge Designer." Harrison Independent. Wednesday, February 28, 1979.

"Consulting Engineer." February 1964.

"6 Bridges." Paine Webber Art Gallery. Exhibition: January 25 – April 19, 1996. Pamphlet/Poster.

"6 Bridges." National Design Museum Magazine. Winter 1996. pp. 5-11, 35, 37, 40.

Ammann, Othmar. "Brobdingnagian Bridges." Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 1931. pp. 571-577.

Seidel, Mitchell. "Salute to Bridge-Builder Spans Three Decades." The Sunday Star-Ledger. March 3, 1996.

Folder 3

"Letters, Letters." 10 pages, including Ammann Family tree, crest, OHA biography.

Folder 4

Addresses of the Othmar H. Ammann Connection.
Addresses of Family Members
Bibliography - 3 pages.
Bibliography - 8 pages from: Othmar H. Ammann, 1879-1965. 60 Jahre Bruckenbau.
Technorama Schweiz. Winterthur: 1979. pp. 98-103.
Further Publications about Ammann.
Bibliography from Darl Rastofar’s biography. pp. 117-123. 6 pages.
Biography. 4 pages.

Folder 5

"Beauty and the Bridge." 14 pages.

Folder 6

"His Way to Great Bridges." Othmar Hermann Ammann, 1879-1965. Paper for the O.H. Ammann Centennial of the Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering. 24 pages.

Folder 7

Copy of original sketch of proposal of "Hudson River Bridge" (later George Washington)

Special Note: Folders 8 through 10 contain facsimiles of Othmar H. Ammann's family correspondence. His daughter, Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer, transcribed each letter and these files are accessible in electronic format on CD-ROM. In addition, Dr. Durrer prepared a detailed summary of the family correspondence. These annotations are available in print format in the binder titled "Summary of Family Correspondence" (Binder and CD-ROM: Box 2, Item 3).

Folder 8

Letters: 1902-1905

Key: OHA = Othmar Hermann Ammann
LA/LW = Lilly (wife of Othmar)
RLA = Rosa Labhardt Ammann (mother)
EA = Emmanuel Ammann (father)
GA = Guido Ammann (brother)
Werner = Werner Ammann (son)
Jurg = George (Andy) Ammann (son)
Margrit = Margot Ammann (daughter)

Jan. 21, 1902. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
LW to OHA. (response) draft. 1 page.
Jan. 29, 1904. LW to OHA. 1 page.
Feb. 9, 1904. OHA to LW. 4 pages.
June 16, 1908. OHA to LW. 4 pages.
Dec. 9, 1934. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Dec. 20, 1934. OHA to Klary. 4 pages.
n.d. OHA to Mrs. Fred A. Nockli. 2 pages.
March 3, 1904. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
n.d. OHA to LW. Small card from Paris.
Apr. 23, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 24, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 24, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 28, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 29, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 29, 1904. OHA to parents. 1 page.
May 4, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 8, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 11, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
May 12, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 17, 1904. OHA to LW. 3 pages.
May 17, 1904. Copy of Original OHA to LW (see previous). 4 pages.
1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 21, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
May 22, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
n.d. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 28, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 3, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
June 3, 1904. LW to OHA. 2 pages.
June 3, 1904. OHA to parents. 3 pages.
June 4, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 26, 1904. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
July 4, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
July 10, 1904. OHA to LW. 3 pages.
July 17, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
July 24, 1904. OHA to LW. 4 pages.
Aug. 16, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Aug. 29, 1904. OHA to LW. 3 pages.
Sept. 11, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Sept. 27, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Oct. 2, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Oct. 16, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Oct. 26, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Oct. 30, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Nov. 14, 1904. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Nov. 24, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Dec. 3, 1904. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Dec. 3, 1904. OHA to LW. 3 pages.
Dec. 13, 1904. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Dec. 15, 1904. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Dec. 25, 1904, OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Dec. 27, 1904. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Jan. 8, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Jan. 22, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Feb. 1, 1905. OHA to parents. 1 page.
n.d. RLA to LW. 1 page.
Feb. 5, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Feb. 12, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Feb. 24, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Feb. 27, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Mar. 1, 1905. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
Mar. 12, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Mar. 26, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Mar. 28, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page with photos of OHA/LW.
Apr. 5, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 9, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Apr. 10, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
Apr. 12, 1905. OHA to parents. 3 pages.
Apr. 16, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Apr. 22, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
Apr. 24, 1905. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Apr. 30, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 1, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 3, 1905. OHA to LW. 3 pages.
May 7, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
May 14, 1905. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
May 15, 1905. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
May 21, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 27, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
May 31, 1905. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
June 7, 1905. OHA to LW. 2 pages.
June 10, 1905. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
June 10, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 11, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 19, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 24, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 29, 1905. OHA to LW. 1 page.
June 29, 1905. OHA to parents. 1 page.
1 page. 2 photos. 1 of OHA, 1904. 1 of gathering, eve of wedding OHA to LW.
1 page. Watercolor (1939) of church where OHA and LW were married.
1 page. Copy of letter in Swiss.
Aug. 1, 1905. OHA/LA to parents of OHA. 1 page.
Aug. 13, 1905. OHA/LA to parents of OHA. 2 pages.
Aug. 29, 1905. LA/OHA to parents of OHA. 3 pages.
Oct. 2, 1905. LA to parents of OHA. 3 pages.
Oct. 2, 1905. 2 letters in Swiss. 1 page.
Oct. 23, 1905. OHA/LA to parents of OHA. 3 pages.
Dec. 12, 1905. OHA/LA to parents of OHA. 1 page.
Dec. 19, 1905. OHA/LA to EA. 2 pages.

Folder 9

Letters: 1906-1913

Jan. 5, 1906. LA to EA/RLA. 3 pages.
Jan. 6, 1906. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Feb. 15, 1906. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Mar. 1, 1906. LA to RLA. 2 pages.
Mar. 23, 1906. LA/OHA to EA/RLA. 6 pages.
Apr. 17, 1906. LA to parents of OHA. 2 pages.
May 5, 1906. LA to EA. 2 pages.
May 6, 1906. OHA to EA. 1 page.
June 30, 1906. LA to parents of OHA. 3 pages.
July 22, 1906. LA to parents of OHA. 1 page.
Aug. 19, 1906. OHA to parents. 5 pages.
Aug. 19, 1906. LA to own mother. 2 pages.
Sept. 2, 1906. LA/OHA to EA. 2 pages.
Sept. 13, 1906. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Sept. 22/23, 1906. LA to RLA. 2 pages.
Sept. 24, 1906. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Sept. 30, 1906. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Oct. 23, 1906. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Dec. 12, 1906. OHA/LA to parents of OHA. 3 pages.
Feb. 12, 1909. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
June 27, 1909. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
May 2, 1910. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
Aug. 22, 1910. LA to EA/RLA. 1 page.
Dec. 13, 1910. OHA to parents. 4 pages.
Jan. 8, 1911. OHA/LA to parents of OHA. 2 pages.
March 31, 1911. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Dec. 10, 1911. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Dec. 1911. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Jan. 18, 1907. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Feb. 15, 1907. OHA to RLA. 3 pages.
Apr. 21, 1907. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
May 5, 1907. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
June 30, 1907. OHA to parents. 4 pages.
July 28, 1907. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Aug. 11, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Aug. 17, 1907. 1 page. Quebec Bridge. Article concerning its collapse from The Engineering Record.
Aug. 18, 1907. OHA to LA/Werner. 1 page.
Aug. 25, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Aug. 25, 1907. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Sept. 1, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Sept. 3, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Sept. 8, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Sept. 15, 1907. OHA to LA. 2 pages.
Sept. 22, 1907. OHA to LA. 2 pages.
Sept. 29, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Oct. 6, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Oct. 13, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Oct. 19, 1907. OHA to LA. 3 pages.
Oct. 27, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Nov. 3, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Nov. 24, 1907. OHA to LA. 2 pages.
Nov. 30, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Dec. 7, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Dec. 13, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Dec. 26, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Dec. 30, 1907. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Jan. 6, 1908. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Jan. 12, 1908. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Jan. 26, 1908. OHA to LA. 1 page.
Feb. 8, 1908. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Feb. 9, 1908. LA to OHA. 1 page.
Feb. 19, 1908. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
March 29, 1908. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
May 3, 1908. OHA to parents. 1 page.
June 16, 1908. OHA to LA. 1 page.
June 21, 1908. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
July 1, 1908. OHA to EA. 1 page.
July 4, 1908. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Sept. 9, 1908. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Sept. 27, 1908. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Jan. 30, 1912. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Feb. 13, 1912. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Feb. 18, 1912. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Feb. 23, 1912. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Mar. 8, 1912. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Mar. 25, 1912. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Easter Day, 1912. OHA to RLA. 4 pages.
May 5, 1912. LA to EA. 1 page.
May 12, 1912. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
July 2, 1912. OHA to LA. 1 page.
July 4, 1912. OHA to LA. 1 page.
July 28, 1912. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Aug. 2, 1912. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Aug. 25, 1912. LA to EA/RLA. 2 pages.
New Year’s 1913. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
Mar. 26, 1913. OHA to EA. 1 page.
May 10, 1913. OHA to EA. 1 page.
May 29, 1913. LA to RLA. 1 page.
June 15, 1913. OHA to EA. 1 page.
July 14, 1913. LA to RLA. 1 page.
July 25, 1913. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Aug. 25, 1913. LA to parents. 1 page.
Sept. 29, 1913. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Oct. 18, 1913. OHA to EA. Excerpt.
Nov. 16, 1913. LA to RLA. Excerpt.
Dec. 2, 1913. LA to RLA. Excerpt.
Dec. 14, 1913. LA to RLA. Excerpt.
Dec. 14, 1913. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Dec. 22, 1913. LA to RLA. Excerpt.
Dec. 30, 1913. Article in German. Railroad Bridge Over Hudson.

Folder 10

Letters: 1914-1928

Feb. 11, 1914. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
n.d. 1914. LA to parents of OHA. 2 pages.
Swiss American Historical Society Review, v. 39, no. 3, Nov. 1993. Contents: From the correspondence of Othmar and Lilly Ammann, 1914-1918, Selected and translated by Margot Ammann-Durrer.
Jan. 17, 1915. LA to RLA/EA. 1 page.
Feb. 2, 1915. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
May 2, 1915. OHA to EA. 1 page.
May 10, 1915. OHA to EA. 1 page.
Dec. 10. 1915. OHA to parents. 1 page.
Apr. 23, 1916. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
May 29, 1916. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Sept. 13, 1916. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Sept. 17, 1915. LA/OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Aug. 12, 1916. LA to parents of OHA. 1 page.
Nov. 30, 1916. OHA to parents. 2 pages.
New Year’s Eve, 1916. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Jan. 14, 1917. OHA to RLA 2 pages.
Jan. 29, 1917. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
Feb. 9, 1917. OHA/LA to RLA. 1 page.
Mar. 8, 1917. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Apr. 25, 1917. LA to EA. 1 page.
Apr. 29, 1917. OHA to EA. 2 pages.
Aug. 1917. LA to RLA. 2 pages.
Aug. 15, 1917. OHA to EA. 3 pages.
Feb. 10, 1918. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Nov. 10, 1918. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Nov. 16, 1918. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Nov. 28, 1918. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Jan. 3, 1919. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Jan. 4, 1919. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Jan. 26, 1919. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
1 page sample postcard by RLA.
Feb. 2, 1919. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Aug. 10, 1919. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Sept. 28, 1919. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Oct. 26, 1919. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Nov. 28, 1919. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
June 20, 1920. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Aug. 8, 1920. LA to RLA. 1 page (incomplete)
Nov. 16, 1920. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Dec. 5, 1920. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Feb. 12, 1921. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Apr. 24, 1921. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
June 21, 1921. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
July 17, 1921. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Nov. 30, 1921. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Dec. 4, 1921. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Dec. 27, 1921. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
May 21, 1922. OHA to GA. 2 pages.
May 31, 1922. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Jan. 6, 1923. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
June 1923. P.S. of OHA on letter of LA to RLA. 1 page.
Dec. 14, 1923. OHA to RLA. 4 pages. Copies of original and translation.
Feb. 1924. GW Bridge annotations.
Jan. 20, 1924. LA to RLA. Excerpt.
Feb. 14, 1924. LA/OHA to RLA. Excerpt.
Oct. 12, 1924. OHA to RLA. Excerpt.
Oct. 12, 1924. OHA to RLA. 3 pages.
Feb. 12, 1926. OHA to RLA. 2 pages.
Feb. 12, 1926. LA to RLA. 2 pages.
Mar. 14, 1926. OHA to RLA. 3 pages.
Sept. 12, 1926. OHA to RLA. 3 pages.
Dec. 6, 1926. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Dec. 5, 1926. LA to RLA. Excerpt.
Dec. 6, 1926. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
June 8, 1927. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Oct. 3, 1927. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Dec. 12, 1927. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Jan. 19, 1928. LA to RLA. 1 page.
Aug. 1928. OHA to RLA. 1 page.
Note by Margot. 1 page.

Box 2

1. Bibliography

Baumann, Max. Schaffhausen. Verlag Peter Meili. Switzerland: 1975.

Doig, Jameson W. and David P. Billington. "Ammann's First Bridge: A Study in Engineering, Politics, and Entrepreneurial Behavior." Technology and Culture, volume 35, no. 3 (July 1994): 537-570.

Kouwenhoven, John A. The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York. Doubleday. Garden City: 1953.

Morris, James. The Great Port: A Passage Through New York. Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc. New York: 1969.

Othmar H. Ammann, 1879-1965, Dokumente Zu Leben Und Werk Zuerich. Eth-Bibliothek: 1999.

Petroski, Henry. Engineers of Dreams. Alfred A. Knopf. New York: 1995.

Shanor, Rebecca Read. The City That Never Was. Viking. New York: 1988.

Tobin, James. Great Projects. Free Press. New York: 2001.

2. Videography

George Washington Bridge: Metro Tu, 2002

Great Projects: PBS. Part III – Ammann’s Bridges

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl

3. A collection of 105 pages of photographs and antedotes pertaining to Othmar Ammann from his professional and personal life plus a CD-ROM, recording the personal letters of him to his parents and wife from 1902-1928.

Title: "Othmar Hermann Ammann, 1879-1965: Personal Anecdotes, Letters, and Photographs of a Bridge Engineer." Collected by his daughter (Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer).

Contents

Introduction

Chapter I: Heritage
Family Background
Schaffhausen - Birthplace and Childhood Years
Immediate Family

Chapter II: Student Years and Miltary Service

Chapter III: Early Years in America (1904-1931)
Professional Life
Personal Life

Chapter IV: Years after Opening of George Washington Bridge (1931-65)

Chapter V: Posthumous Honors and Awards

4. The Ammann Family of Schaffhausen
By Ernst Ruedi, translated by Dr. Margot Ammann
Buchdruckerei Karl, Thayngen, 1950
New York, 2004

5. Swiss American Historical Society Review, Volume 42, No. 4 (June 2006). Special Issue: Margot Ammann Durrer, Honorable Ancestors, Stories of the Swiss Family Ammann.


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