Stony Brook University Libraries is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer.
Dr. Durrer was one of the university’s most loyal and philanthropic supporters. In addition to establishing several student scholarships, she also made a significant financial contribution to the University Libraries and founded the Margot Ammann Durrer Library Fund, an endowment that provides for the purchase of books, collections, and technological resources. She also donated a special collection of correspondence and materials that document the professional and personal life of her father, Dr. Othmar H. Ammann, the structural engineer and designer of the George Washington, Triborough/RFK, Bronx-Whitestone, and Verrazano-Narrows bridges in New York City. He also served as a consultant on the design of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
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