Brooklyn Bridge Conversation
with Kriss Roebling
On November 17th, 2020, the ICAA hosted an intimate conversation about one of New York City's great milestone achievements, in which NYC Committee Chair, Adrian Taylor, conversed with Kriss Roebling, great-great grandson of Washington and Emily Roebling, the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. With his unique familial relationship to the Bridge, Kriss conveyed a very interesting perspective and a treasure-trove of stories, anecdotes and artifacts related to this great monument of design innovation and human ingenuity.
Kriss Roebling is a lifelong New Yorker and the great-great grandson of Washington and Emily Roebling, the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. He has spent his entire life steeped in family lore and history, and therefore has a unique perspective on the amazing story of his family and the bridge that they built. He loves to share his passion for bringing this story to life and conveys it with a unique immediacy as he shares previously untold family tales, insights, and artifacts which help elucidate our vital connection to this chapter of New York's history. Kriss has a long history of sharing his stories, and has spoken publicly at numerous colleges, architectural organizations, cultural societies, consulates, and schools and has been featured in the New York Times, BBC Radio, The History Channel, and many other media outlets.
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