Tonight on Charlie Rose, the second half of the program was devoted to the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, Architect, sculptor and painter. I present some of his work: http://www.athens2004.com/Images/Banners/People/calatrava.jpg Architectural: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia The interior of the BCE Place Galleria, Toronto Puente del Alamillo The Olympic Velodrome http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6f/AthensOlympicStadium02.jpg/800px-AthensOlympicStadium02.jpg [Broken] The future transit hub at the World Trade Center site in New York City, to be completed in 2009. The roof is actually two halves that open once a year at 9-11 and remain open for the amount of time it took from the first plane strike until the towers collapsed. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/PATH_WTC_Station.jpg [Broken] The Milwaukee Art museum http://www.digischool.nl/ckv1/architectuur/calatrava/milwaukee2.jpg [Broken] \/ This is one of my favorite images I found online, it reminds me of a magazine shoot from the 70's. It gives me the sensation of being inside a sanctuary, while outside it is a crisp cool day. The air is thick, if fills your lungs when you take a deep breath. You can taste the quality of the air. The kind of feeling you can only get on a cool fall day. The perfect contrast of the sterile and muted whites and grays with the vivid colors of life in the sculpture. It is a wonderful contrast. Another wonderful photo, it gives a sense of the fluidity of the shot. The reflections on the polished tile floor gives the impression of an ocean inside the museum as well as outside. More of his work can be found at: http://www.calatrava.com/ He is VERY impressive.