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In Defense of Santiago Calatrava

In Defense of Santiago Calatrava
In Defense of Santiago Calatrava, Florida Polytechnic Sciencie, Innovation and Technology Campus. Image © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava
Florida Polytechnic Sciencie, Innovation and Technology Campus. Image © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava

In recent years, few architects have had a tougher time in the media than Santiago Calatrava. Whether it's his repeated legal battles over leaking roofs and peeling facades, the unceremonious death of his Chicago Spire project, or the media firestorm over his New York Transportation Hub that is $2 billion over budget, Calatrava has become a poster boy for those who criticize the supposed arrogance of today's architects. However, in an engaging article for FastCo Design, Karrie Jacobs responds to what seems to be "a concerted effort to shore up his reputation," coming to the defense of this "unreconstructed aesthete." Read the article in full here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "In Defense of Santiago Calatrava" 21 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/579745/in-defense-of-santiago-calatrava/>
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