Calatrava’s techno art

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In architecture as in sculpture everything depends on the photo. Buildings have to look good from every angle, even inside and from above.

And unlike sculptures, most buildings have to meet complex functional requirements.

For this “tecno-kitsch” see William J. R. Curtis  in Spanish at http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2012/10/06/valencia/1349544025_637785.html

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This is the transit terminal at Ground Zero. In the background there are several high rise constructs standing around like the Stonehenge megaliths.

Skyscrapers have a way of looking much the same everywhere. And they are mostly installed one beside the other with little space between them.

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calatrava ground zero hub

The hub is different. Seen from one side it looks like a dolphin suggesting water and light, seen from the other it is a bird, a dove that is about to spread its large wings of white silk:

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Calatrava said he was thinking of a bird being released by…

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