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Samuel Beckett Bridge – Dublin, Ireland

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Building: Samuel Beckett Bridge
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
Completed: December 10, 2009

AE Interests: Design is reminiscent of a Harp, a prominent symbol of Ireland; Rotates 90 degrees to allow ships to pass by; Modern elements with traditional significance

Written by Alexander Cantu

August 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

Alamillo Bridge & Cartuja Viaduct – Seville, Spain

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Building: Alamillo Bridge & Cartuja Viaduct
Location: Over the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain
Completed: 1992
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Santiago Calatrava

AE Interests: The mast, inclined at an angle of 58 degrees, supports the 200 meter span without the use of backstays; First cable-stayed bridge supported only in a inclined mast; International landmark known for its beauty and innovation

Written by Alexander Cantu

August 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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Liège Guillemins TGV Railway Station – Liège, Belgium

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Building: Liège Guillemins TGV Railway Station
Location: Liège, Belgium
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
Completed: 2009

AE Interests: Monumental vault constructed of glass and steel; Use of bridge construction techniques; Transparency is allowed between the interior and exterior

Written by Alexander Cantu

August 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm

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Peace Bridge – Calgary, Canada

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Building: Peace Bridge (Footbridge)
Location: Over the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Expected Completion: Mid 2011
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Santiago Calatrava

AE Interests: No piers were placed in water; minimal ecological footprint; helical steel structure with glass roof

Written by Alexander Cantu

August 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Quatro Ponte Sul Canal Grande Bridge – Venice, Italy

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Building: Quatro Ponte Sul Canal Grande Bridge (Footbridge)
Location: Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Completed: September 18, 2009
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Santiago Calatrava

AE Interests: all-steel structural elements; use of tempered security glass and traditional Istria stone; connects an important transportation hub, the railway station, to the Piazzale roma

Written by Alexander Cantu

August 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Posted in Built

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