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How America Became an Automobile Nation

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

In designing the George Washington Bridge, Othmar Ammann, in an historic decision, designed a solely vehicular span -- a decision that triggered a cascade of events that led to an automobile nation.

How America Became an Automobile Nation

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

This Memorial Day weekend, as we take our automobiles out for a costly, gasping, traffic-clogged spin, it's instructive to remember that the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.