Lesson in Thrift

Pedestrian Bridge, New York

Lesson in Thrift

CLIENT: The Rockefeller University

ARCHITECT: Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture, N.Y.

ENGINEER: Heidlinger Associates Inc., N.Y.

BUILDING TYPE: Walkway connecting housing and laboratories

In architecture, less is often more. Such is the case with a novel pedestrian bridge that allows residents of a Rockefeller University faculty housing tower to amble over to labs across the street without having to dodge traffic on New York's hectic FDR Drive. The bridge, with a 100-foot span cantilevered from a single structure, was one-quarter the cost of a more conventional structure. And it preserved coveted river views.

Corrections and Clarifications In the BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards (Nov. 5), a photo illustrating the award-winning Corning Museum of Glass depicted an original building that was refurnished in the project, but not the new building, which appears at right, by Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects.

Lesson in Thrift

In the same package, the correct name of the structural engineering firm involved with the new Rockefeller University bridge is Weidlinger Associates Inc.

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