Calatrava Takes Flight
Howard Halle -- Interior Design, 9/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
The term Renaissance man is admittedly overused, but it nonetheless applies to Santiago Calatrava. Besides being a world-renowned "starchitect" and engineer, the 54-year-old Spaniard is also a sculptor who has exhibited his abstract, tensile pieces internationally.
With Calatrava mania now running high in New York, thanks to his soaring plans for the PATH train terminal at ground zero and a deluxe condo tower overlooking the South Street Seaport, the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers "Santiago Calatrava: Sculpture into Architecture." This survey features two dozen of his pieces in marble and bronze along with his drawings and architectural models. October 18–March 5; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.