Sunday, May 27, 2012
Happy 75th Anniversary to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA - May 27, 2012
~~ Herb Caen, May 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco journalist
Seventy-five years ago today, May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened and San Francisco, CA would never be the same. Tens of thousands of participants are expected at the historic celebration along the San Francisco waterfront to celebrate on this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The color of the bridge is officially an orange vermillion called international orange. The color was selected by consulting architect Irving Morrow because it complements the natural surroundings and enhances the bridge's visibility in fog. Aesthetics was the foremost reason why the first design of Joseph Strauss was rejected. Upon re-submission of his bridge construction plan, he added details, such as lighting, to outline the bridge's cables and towers. In 1999, it was ranked fifth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
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► Golden Gate Research
►Golden Gate Bridge – Wikipedia.org
► Huffington Post, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary: The World's Most Iconic Bridge Celebrates Historic Milestone (PHOTOS)
► Facebook, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
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► San Francisco Gate
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