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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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October 20, 2004

Design Perspectives: New transparency reveals 'heroic structural efforts'

  • Structural complexity celebrated in the post-postmodern world
    Special to the Journal

    Structure is out of the box. In the bridges, transit stations and other large projects of Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava — now on display at the Henry Gallery — a structural system is celebrated for its own sake, taken to new heights of artistic expression, and answerable only to its own internal logic.

    pedestrian walkway by Santiago Calatrava
    Photos courtesy of Santiago Calatrava
    This pedestrian walkway by Santiago Calatrava reconnects the city of Liège, a major node in the European high-speed rail network. Walkways under the tracks also connect the two sides of the new station.

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