Well, If Architectural Digest Thinks Calatrava Bridge Is a "Parabolic Pylon" of Virtue ...
|Photo by Justin Terveen|
Digest senior writer Samuel Cochran describes the bridge as "the most dramatic addition to the Dallas skyline in recent memory." He calls it "a parabolic pylon" and goes on (a bit): "Laced through that soaring arc are 58 cables, some eight inches thick, which extend in weblike sweeps to either side."
He says when the bridge opens, "it will allow for easy passage between downtown and the rapidly revitalizing neighborhood of West Dallas."
Well, you know they're not allowed to say anything negative in that magazine. But, fine. OK. I never claimed to be a big architectural cognoscente. I'm like that famous rock and roll line, "Don't know much about architecture."
I do not find "weblike" in the OED as a word. So that was wrong. He could have said "web-toed." Is this small of me? Oh, I'm so terribly sorry. Just jab a sharp stick in my eye, then, why don't you?
Fine. So maybe I was wrong about the architecture of the bridge. Maybe it's OK.
Architecturally speaking, it's an OK bridge. You heard it here first.
Who the hell subscribed to Architectural Digest at my house? How much does that thing cost?