Marine Structures: Innovative Design from Norway
The Ammann Singstad Lecture Series on Infrastructure

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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The Ammann Singstad Lecture on Infrastructure honors the memory of the two great civil engineers who shaped the bridges and tunnels of New York in the middle of the twentieth century—Othmar Ammann (1879–1965) and Ole Singstad (1882–1969)—by inviting the most distinguished civil engineers in the world to speak about their own work and its greater impact. The lectures highlight the aesthetic and social dimensions of large civil and landscape engineering works and their repercussions on the physical, social, and political environment. Norwegian civil engineer Tor Ole Olsen will speak on infrastructure in the marine environment with an emphasis on his work with concrete structures in oil and gas, bridges, and renewable energy sources. This program is sponsored by The Royal Norwegian Consulate General and presented as part of the public programming associated with the upcoming MoMA exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront. This lecture has been scheduled in conjunction with the Detour exhibition at Parsons, The New School for Design.

In conjunction with the exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by e-mailing adevents@moma.org.