January 30, 2011

Inside the glass cylinder.




Views from Calatrava's elevator. If you want to know what it looked like from the outside: As we stepped in, Meade said "I feel like a deposit slip."


campy said...

I see the glass cylinder as half empty.

edutcher said...

Better a deposit slip than an undigested meal.

The other alternative is a pneumatic tube.

Unorthodox Modernity said...

Visited that museum last summer. Was underwhelmed by the collection, but impressed by the building. (I'm not a fan of O'Keefe).

If you took pictures of the cool furniture in the collection in the basement, you should definitely post - that was probably the most impressive stuff apart from the building itself.

edutcher said...

PS If that's Meade shown against the glass, he looks a little like Sherlock Holmes.

Were you guys playing, "A Scandal In Bohemia"?

Come to think of it, Ann would be a perfect Irene Adler.

woof said...

Calatrava is my favorite architect. He also designs bridges since he's also a structural engineer. He designed the new PATH train station at ground zero.

He designed the new Atlanta Symphony hall but it probably won't be built.

Coketown said...

Willy Wonka: This is the great glass Wonkavator.

Grandpa Joe: It's an elevator.

Willy Wonka: No, it's a Wonkavator. An elevator can only go up and down, but the Wonkavator can go sideways, and slantways, and longways, and backways...

Charlie Bucket: And frontways?

Willy Wonka: ...and squareways, and front ways, and any other ways that you can think of. It can take you to any room in the whole factory just by pressing one of these buttons. Any of these buttons. Just press a button and *zing*! You're off. And up until now, I've pressed them all... except one.

ricpic said...

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

S & G

MadisonMan said...

Wasn't that just S?

wv: truckin

Well, that song is in my head now. What a long strange trip it's been.

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Penny said...

"Inside the glass cylinder".

Which suits my soft edges while turning around.

Feels good, so far.

Kevin Walsh said...

Calatrava is supposed to be building a $2 billion station house for a commuter railroad in downtown Manhattan. The models remind me of a fish skeleton.


Penny said...

"Feels good, so far."

So far, so good!

OneLifeLiveIt said...

Very Spanish!

Melvin said...

A tip of the Hatlo Hat to the late Hank Quadracci, who tossed the coin to build that beautiful expansion of the museum. One of the best things going in Milwaukee.

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