Calatrava told me that it wasn’t his job to monitor the budget. “It is very difficult,” he said. “I have never estimated anything in this project, because there was a whole team, maybe 25 people, working the whole time on cost estimation and cost control. But I kept looking at those fellows and telling them this is like geology: You only know what you have under your feet when you excavate.” — nymag.com
Only one of the new buildings is ready, its centrepiece artwork had to be dismantled after bits fell off – and people are more excited about getting their first Ikea. [...]
A €155m new station, designed by Santiago Calatrava as a swooping sci-fi bird, is so far no more than a concrete foundation slab. It replaces a much-loved 1950s station by a local architect, and it’s now optimistically scheduled to open in 2018, having escalated to four times its original budget. — theguardian.com
After 13 years of negotiations with the region's Port Authority, work has begun on the Greek Orthodox church that will be the only non-secular building at Ground Zero. Many believe it will become one of the most visited churches in the US. It is planned to be completed by Easter 2017. — bbc.com
Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground. Now, Crain's Chicago reports that Calatrava may have missed the two-year window he had to file a lawsuit to enforce his claim. — curbed.com
the Byzantine-inspired structure will “glow from the inside,” through the combination of light marble fused with glass and backlit with LEDs. — NYT
Last month, Alex Vadukul attended a ground blessing ceremony for the new Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava to replace the original, whitewashed, four-story building, the shrine is set to be fully rebuilt by the end of 2016. For...
[Calatrava's] at work in the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York, but that project is massively over budget and behind schedule and it's highlighted some of Calatrava's legal troubles back in Spain. [...]
The architect was supposed to be in Spain this week testifying as a suspect in a fraud case. Prosecutors say he got 3.6 million dollars to design yet another Spanish convention center that was never built, but Calatrava didn't show up for his court date. — npr.org
As the latest addition to Florida's State University System, the new Florida Polytechnic University will formally open to the public on August 16 in Lakeland, Florida and welcome its first students when classes begin on August 25.Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed the 170-acre campus...
We are receiving breaking news from Valencia, Spain where a court just ruled in favor of Santiago Calatrava, closing his recent slander case against Spanish political party EUPV. This is legal victory #1 for Calatrava, but more law suits are piling up.Here's the statement in full:"Santiago...
The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project. — chicagotribune.com
Though easy targets for fiscal hawks, public architecture that’s luxurious and dramatic — even excessive — should be ours as a right. — Jacobin
Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his native city as the dazzling City of Arts and Sciences complex begins to fall apart just eight years after inauguration — telegraph.co.uk
The Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space exhibition celebrated its grand opening at the Braccio di Carlo Magno in Vatican City today.
Curated by Micol Forti of the Vatican Museums, the special exhibition presents over 140 artistic works of Calatrava, including his never-before-seen architectural models, sculptures, and watercolor drawings. — bustler.net
The latest edition of Showcase; featured a complete redesign of the Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), by CRAB Studio. NewsWith Architecture for Humanity's experience helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster...
“To the people of New Jersey, to the people of New York, to the people of the world — welcome back,” Port Authority Deputy Director Bill Baroni said at the formal ribbon cutting.
The 600-foot passage, known as the Western Concourse, is the first part of Spanish starchitect Santiago Calatrava's soaring PATH station to be opened to the public. — nydailynews.com
Mr. Calatrava was paid approximately 94 million euros (about $127 million) for his work. How could that be, Mr. Blanco asks, when the opera house included 150 seats with obstructed views? Or when the science museum was initially built without fire escapes or elevators for the disabled? — NYT
Suzanne Daley visits Valencia, Spain a city that embraced Santiago Calatrava and is home to the huge (86 acres) City of Arts and Sciences, complex. Since completion of the project, costly oversights and repairs have engendered complaints and criticism of architect and his, some say overly formal...
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