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The father of prestressed concrete : oral history transcript : teaching engineers, bridging rivers and borders, 1931 to 1999 / 2001.
BANC MSS 2002/50 c; Motion Picture 954 D; Phonotape 3220 C:1-27; BANC MSS 2002/50 c c.2; ...
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Title:

The father of prestressed concrete : oral history transcript: teaching engineers, bridging rivers and borders, 1931 to 1999 / 2001

Creator/Contributor:

Lin, T. Y. (Tung Yen), 1912-2003, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Swent, Eleanor, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Gerwick, Ben C., interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Ketchum, Mark Allen, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Lin, Margaret, 1918-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Lin and Guo family history in China; education at home, and at American Methodist School, Jiao Tong University, 1927-1931, and UC Berkeley, 1931-1933; engineer, Chinese Ministry of Railways, 1933-1945; professor of engineering, UC Berkeley, since 1946; organizing 1957 world conference, promoting prestressed concrete technology; formation of T.Y. Lin companies, construction of Caracas racetrack, Managua Bank of America, Moscone Center, Kuwait harbor, buildings in Puerto Rico, Kuala Lumpur, Phoenix; building arch and cable bridges: Hegenberger, Idaho, Kwang Du, Rio Colorado, Twin Cities Mississippi River, Kwang Fu, I-205 at Portland, and others; bridges not built, Ruck-a-Chucky, Bering Strait, Gibraltar Strait; development of Pudong project, Shanghai, 1980, and influencing Chinese leaders; comments on Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ronald Reagan; critiques of Bay Area bridges, thoughts on optimization. Includes supplementary interviews: wife Margaret Lin on life in wartime China, life in America; colleagues Ben C. Gerwick, Jr., Mark Ketchum.
Lin reviews and comments on one hundred slides covering his personal life, roof structures, building structures, girder bridges, arch bridges, cable bridges, strait crossings, and Shanghai Pudon development. The slides accompany the interview, conducted September 11, 2000 by Eleanor Swent.

Date:

2001 (issued)

Subject:

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University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Engineering -- Faculty
Moscone Convention Center (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Design and construction
China. -- Tie dao bu.
Civil engineers -- California -- Interviews
Prestressed concrete construction
Prestressed concrete
Arch bridges -- Design and construction
Cable-stayed bridges -- Design and construction
Pudong (Shanghai, China) -- Buildings, structures, etc

Note:

T.Y. Lin ; with an introduction by Alex C. Scordelis. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Swent in 1999. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Includes interviews with Margaret Lin, Ben C. Gerwick, Jr., and Mark Ketchum.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3220 C:1-27.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.
Slides.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (ix, 474 p., [12] leaves of plates) : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
23 sound cassettes.
1 v. + 100 col. slides, 4 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0w27
BANC MSS 2002/50 c
Motion Picture 954 D
Phonotape 3220 C:1-27
BANC MSS 2002/50 c c.2
BANC MSS 2002/50 c suppl. box 1

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0w27