Exhibit Area 1
(Plaza area)
Welcome Sign [main directory]
How the Bridge Spans the Golden Gate
Bridge Aesthetics - Art Deco on a Grand Scale
Tall and Strong - The Bridge Towers
Steel, Fog, Salt, Rust, and Paint

Exhibit Area 2
(near flagpole)
How the Bridge Vibrates

Exhibit Area 3
(West side of Bridge near underpass)
Historic Preservation: Lattice Strut Retrofit
Historic Preservation: Isolator Seismic Retrofit

Exhibit Area 4
(inside Battery area)
History: Design and Construction of the Bridge
Suspension Cable Tension vs. Tower Height
Battery Lancaster - Defending the Golden Gate

Exhibit Area 5
(along bike path to lower parking lot)
Bridge Deck Aerodynamics
Bridge Deck Torsional Resistance Retrofit
Wind Speed and Wind Pressure

Exhibit Area 6
(near Pavillion)
LIFETILES: animated construction of the Bridge
Braille / Tactile Model of the Bridge

Project Partners

Golden Gate Bridge,
Highway and Transporation District


Consortium of Universities for Research
in Earthquake Engineering

Main Menu : Exhibit Area 6

Animation of the Construction of the Bridge

About LIFETILES Animated Murals

By combining hundreds of 3-pound, 8-inch square, lens-ribbed glass tiles, Eye Think, Inc. is able to create large-scale “Movies for the Wall” optical murals that appear to come to life, move, and change when the observer walks by them. LIFETILES murals contain no moving parts. The motion is in the eye of the beholder.

This mural is composed of hand-cast glass tiles. Each tile contains permanently kiln-fired scrambled images which are decoded by the lensed tile ribs. The LIFETILES medium was originated by Rufus Butler Seder, who is the only artist working in it.


Each LIFETILE is individually sand blasted by hand.

Each LIFETILE is closely inspected for even the smallest flaws, or irregularities.

Lifetiles Mural: Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge

[streaming video] - total time: 1:06

For more information -

Eye Think, Inc.

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Last updated: 02.20.13