18 episodios

This collection captures the in-class lectures of David P. Billington '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Envronmental Engineering, Emeritus during his last semester teaching his iconic "Structures and the Urban Environment" course. Focusing upon structural engineering as a new art form to emerge during the Industrial Revolution, this class examined the long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings that embody this art form.

The Art of Engineering with David Billington Princeton University

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This collection captures the in-class lectures of David P. Billington '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Envronmental Engineering, Emeritus during his last semester teaching his iconic "Structures and the Urban Environment" course. Focusing upon structural engineering as a new art form to emerge during the Industrial Revolution, this class examined the long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings that embody this art form.

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    The Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower

    The Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower

    The origins, symbolism, and design of the Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower and an introduction to the concept of structural art by David P. Billingon '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus.

    • 20 min
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    The Eiffel Tower and the St. Louis Gateway Arch

    The Eiffel Tower and the St. Louis Gateway Arch

    Structural art's three tenets of efficiency, economy, and elegance with a comparative critical analysis of the Eiffel Tower and the St. Louis Gateway Arch as major metal monuments, as presented by David P. Billingon '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus.

    • 51 min
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    Telford, Brunel, and British Metal Forms

    Telford, Brunel, and British Metal Forms

    The origins of structural art in the late 18th/ early 19th century, the use of industrialized iron for building, and the creation of British metal forms, sa presented by David P. Billingon '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus.

    • 52 min
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    The Eads Bridge, the Garabit Viaduct, and the Firth of Forth Bridge

    The Eads Bridge, the Garabit Viaduct, and the Firth of Forth Bridge

    Three major long-span railroad bridges from the 19th century as works of structural art, as presented by David P. Billingon '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus.

    • 50 min
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    John Augustus Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge

    John Augustus Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge

    John Augustus Roebling's suspension bridges, with a detailed focus upon his iconic Brooklyn Bridge, as presented by David P. Billingon '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

    • 47 min
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    History and Aesthetics in Suspension Bridges

    History and Aesthetics in Suspension Bridges

    A comparison of various suspension bridges, description of the creation of Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, and deconstruction of the failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge by David P. Billingon '50, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus.

    • 50 min

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