Friday, January 13, 2006

'Townhouses in the sky' - Santiago Calatrava

Architect-engineer Santiago Calatrava has unveiled plans for a tower of "townhouses in the sky" for lower Manhattan, immediately adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge -- itself a pretty inspiring piece of work.

Interestingly, the crystalline "townhouses in the sky" barely picks up on their neighbour, the Bridge, at all, whereas Calatrava's project for a new rail terminal at the World Trade Centre site (below) does almost explicitly, and beautifully.

(You can see a QuickTime video of this Twenty-First Century Grand Central at Calatrava's own site. Look for the WTC PATH Terminal, and click on the 'Video' link.)


Linked Article: Calatrava, Sciame proposed tower sculpture for the Seaport

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Sus said...

No idea as to the practicalities, but that design for a rail terminal is visually absolutely beautiful.

In fact, it's breathtaking.

1/16/2006 11:34:00 am  

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