The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

When: Wednesday, July 12, 6:30pm
Price: $15 & up | $10 for Museum Members
[Panoramic view of New York, taken from the Brooklyn Bridge tower.], ca. 1916 Gelatin silver print Museum of the City of New York, Photo Archives, X2010.11.13674

Washington Roebling constructed one of America’s most iconic structures, the Brooklyn Bridge, but his story spans much more than just the East River. It’s a story of immigration, personal adversity, and pushing the boundaries of possibility. Join Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, and Kevin Baker, best selling author of America the Ingenious, for a conversation about this incredible feat of human engineering and the making of modern New York.

Reception and book signing to follow.

Off the Page spotlights the best new books about the five boroughs. Each event features a brief reading and a conversation between the author and an expert commentator. Join us afterwards for a reception and meet and greet with the author.

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum Members. 
Includes Museum admission.

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