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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Over, Under and Through

The bridge. It's finished. The Manhattan Bridge project is officially over - we've been under it, over it and now we're through. Whether or not it makes it to school in the morning is not my problem but just in case, I've taken a few pictures. Besides, it's not fair for Zuki's classmates to see it before his Grammy, Baba and officials fans do.

Without further ado, Zuki's Manhattan Bridge project.

3D - cool, right?

Daddy came up with the "shadow box" idea but Zuki totally wrote the Manhattan Bridge sign on top. With glitter pen, I might add. That's craftsman right there.

In the event that the project gets picked by a psychotic pigeon on the way to school, here is the composition unedited, meaning spelling mistooks and all.

"My report is about the Manhattan Bridge. The Manhattan Bridge was built because there was too much traffic over the Brooklyn Bridge. The Manhattan Bridge was made to carry subway trains.

The Manhattan Bridge was opened on December 31, 1909. It was designed by Leon Moiseef.

The original designer of the Manhattan Bridge was Gustav Lindthal. He was fired from the job. But they used many of his ideas. Lindthal's idea was to make the bridge flexable to carry trains.

Moiseef's design was not as good as Lindthal. The Manhattan Bridge was underbuilt.

The trains made the Manhattan Bridge very dangerous to cross. The city wanted to close the bridge and make another way to cross the river. But they decided to reconstruct it.

Reconstruction took a very long time. The work began in the 1980's and ended in 2007. The Mattan Bridge celebrated its 100th birthday in october 2009.

The Manhattan Bridge is an inportant part of New York City. Everybody should see the Manhattan Bridge. Why? Because trains run over it."

Seriously, I only helped a little. Do you like how the original designer was "fired" from his job? It's pure Zuki.

The Author

16 comments:

  1. Love, love, love it!! ;) My kind of guy, wrong spelling, unique shortcuts/abbreviations and all. I'd like to extend my congratulations to the cool Ma and Da!

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  2. Do you like how the original designer was "fired" from his job? It's pure Zuki.

    SUPER LIKE! ;)

    It added a spunk to the piece! Hahaha

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    1. I think he always wanted to use the word "fired" in one of his compositions. Have to thank "Cat In The Hat" movie for that! Thanks for the compliments.

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  3. Fantabulous!! Way better than any of our shadow boxes except one that had hippos. That was pretty cool (thanks Hot Joe). Update is when we see his A+.

    TheGisSilent

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    1. If you would give it an A+, I wish you were his teacher!

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  4. I seriously love you. Can I come to NYC and drink beer with you?

    I love. Love, love, love that you let him make mistakes. Best mom ever award. Seriously. Don't let the bags that did their kids projects for them mess with you. You're awesomesauce.

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    1. Seriously, you are welcome here anytime! Heck, I'll even switch to wine while you're here. Makes dealing with "bags" a whole lot easier.

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  5. Pure Zuki is a genius. Hee hee. I love the work kids do!

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    1. I love it, too - if only they'd clean up after they're done...

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  6. Awesome! you should keep that!!! He'll love it when he's 30! I love all the photos of your kid's toothless grin! I can't wait to shoot my own! :)

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    1. Great idea - I'll save it for his wedding day.

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  7. I love the "shadow box" idea from Big Daddy.

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    1. He's honored to have somebody's approval. Thanks!

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  8. Awesome project, brilliant essay! And I s'pose I'm relieved that he refrained from including references to the titty statue, though I'm sure it would've translated beautifully to 3D shadow box. Now with extra glitter pen!

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    1. Perhaps a project for High School...or Fourth Grade.

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  9. So adorable!! I still love glitter pens.....

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