Bridging the Gap
For this study in the pedestrian connection of the Brooklyn Bridge to Lower Manhattan, Gans & Company developed a stanchion system of steel L-sections, bolts and guy wires with the feel of the light and small redundant members of the historical bridge. The installation turned the space outside of the auditorium space of the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University into an informal gallery. The stanchion system was flexible and useful enough that it remained in place for almost ten years after the show, and displayed any number of exhibits.
Design team: Deborah Gans with Anthony Webster, Structural Engineer.