THS New York City Director Craig Morrison, AIA, notes that yesterday there was a book review in the on-line New York Times regarding a new title about the Golden Gate Bridge by California historian Kevin Starr. It indicates that prominent theatre architect John Eberson was involved in the bridge’s art deco towers design. Craig was wondering if Readerboard subscribers have any more info?
Here is an excerpt from the review:
“Crucial contributions, Mr. Starr says, were made by other consultants as well. Othmar Hermann Ammann (the chief designer of the George Washington Bridge) helped with the assembling of the bridge’s various components. John Eberson, a leading architect of movie theaters, developed the Art Deco vocabulary for the towers. And Irving Morrow, a local architect and skilled illustrator, refined those ideas further, accentuating, in Mr. Starr’s words, “the stepped-back segments rising vertically on all sides” of the twin towers.”
The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge
By Kevin Starr
Illustrated. 215 pages. Bloomsbury Press. $23.