Architecture done right
October 11, 2007
Well Jos, leave the visionary cutting-edge imagineering to the City of Minneapolis. They just unveiled the design for our new bridge this week. Behold, in all its glory:
Ask yourself: If you had a spouse, family member or friend die in the bridge collapse…wouldn’t you have tears in your eyes right now staring at this befitting memorial? It’s more beautiful than a rainbow ending at the Mona Lisa with two kittens sleeping on the frame. And all for only $400 million. Well, this model might be extra – not included in the cost. Right now the designers of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are trembling with jealousy. The maintainers of the London Tower Bridge are drinking their sorrows away and the architect for the Alamillo Bridge is going back to community college to rethink his career. Our new bridge will end up costing about the same as the Millau Viaduct in France, which is only 2,500 meters long. Take that Frenchies!
“It is a modern concrete bridge for the future, a bridge of its time,” said Linda Figg, whose company, Figg Engineering of Florida, is the designer with the Flatiron team.