Calatrava Design Transformed Into ‘Zombie’ Bridge

The best headline about yesterday’s Dallas City Council vote to officially ditch the original fancier design and give Santiago Calatrava $10.7 million for a cheaper design for the second bridge in the Trinity River project is from the Archinect website:  “Calatrava’s bridge in Dallas shot down, back as zombie”

The forum for “progressive-minded” architects also casts doubts, as have plenty of others, on whether we’ll ever actually see even this revised version of the second Trinity River “signature bridge” built:

For a refresher, Santiago Calatrava, 59, has been in Dallas before. This is, was or might be the Valencian’s second bridge in Dallas’ Trinity Bridge project— his first bridge, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, is expected to be open very soon.

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