The Roebling Legacy Book Reading with Clifford Zink

  • 29 Nov 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The powerHouse Arena, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Join fellow Preservation alumnus Clifford Zink (Class of 1985) for a reading of his new book The Roebling Legacy. He will be joined by Kriss Roebling (yes, of the Roebling family) to discuss the family's rich history.

In this book Princeton-based historian Zink chronicles the classic American saga of the Roeblings, builders of the Brooklyn Bridge and the great cables on the Williamsburgh, Manhattan, George Washington, and Golden Gate Bridges.

The Roeblings also developed wire rope for new technologies that helped shape modern life, like elevators, telephones and electrification, cable cars, and airplanes. They created "America's first sports car," and built one of America's best model towns, a favorite of New Urbanists.

The 296-page, full color, hardcover book includes 470 illustrations, a list of Roebling Bridges and Cables, and a Roebling Family Tree through four generations.

Tuesday November 29, 7:00–9:00pm
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.)
DUMBO, Brooklyn
Drinks will be served
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