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    • Introduction
      • 1930’s Engineering Feats
        • Design of skyscrapers
        • Modern bridges
        • Harnessing the Colorado River
    • Design Styles
    • Art Deco
      • Highly decorative
      • Hard masculine angles
      • Modern look of the time
    • Modern Art
      • Stark simplicity
      • Plain lines
      • No ornamentation
      • Emphasis on horizontal
    • Gothic Revival
      • Steep roof angles
      • Towers
      • Pointed arches
    • Empire State Building
      • Over 100 stories
      • 60,000 tons of steel used
      • Built in 14 months
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    • Chrysler Building
      • Short-lived tallest building
      • Spire clad in stainless steel
      • Spire illuminated from within
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    • RCA Victor Building
      • Most notable for its crown
      • Designed around the idea of radio waves
      • Taken over by General Electric
    • Rockefeller Center
      • A city within a city
      • Christmas Tree tradition
      • Skating rink built 1939
    • Terminal Tower
      • Now a national landmark
      • Tallest building outside of New York until 1964
      • Originally planned to be only fourteen stories
    • Bridge Technology
      • Suspension bridges popular during this time
      • The structure stands because tension is transferred through the bridge and into the earth
    • George Washington Bridge
      • Crosses the Hudson
      • Multilevel suspension bridge
      • Cosmetically revised
      • First opened in 1931
    • Golden Gate Bridge
      • Longest suspension bridge until 1964.
      • Orange color the idea of Irving Morrow
      • Sirens blare when foggy conditions endanger ships
      • 18,000 people crossed the bridge on foot the first day open
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    • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
      • Segmented bridge
      • Includes a tunnel dug out the side of an island
      • Obstacles in building included gusty winds, great distance, inaccessibility to bedrock, and shallow water levels
    • Hoover Dam
      • Prevents flooding
      • Aids irrigation
      • Produces hydroelectricity
      • Over 7 million tourists visit a year
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